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  • SirWinters Sep 27, 2008

    My iPod nano screen suddenly went blank in the middle of a song. The song continued playing and I could switch songs and everything, but there was no text on the screen. It did still light up however. So, on these boards here, I found the supposed solution where I was to "toggle the hold switch and and off" and then to simultaniously hold menu and the centre button for aboutm "6 to 8 seconds". Well I did this, and after about 3 or 4 seconds, it turned off my iPod rather than showing me the apple logo and fixing my problem. So I continued to do this again and again, and still nothing. I've tried doing it when it was off and when it was on. All I got was a couple stuck pixels (which fixed themselves) and a bunch of grey lines on the screen. Please! someone help. Also, I've had this problem before and my brother fixed it for me in a few seconds probably by doing the same thing that you offered to do because I saw the apple logo, but it doesn't turn up this time. Again, PLEASE HELP ME

  • SirWinters Sep 27, 2008

    I just looked at my iPod again, and it is all GREY now. It will no longer play songs and when I try to plug it into the computer to fix the problem, the screen goes blank and it doesn't respond.

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. I've done all the suggested steps on the ipod help menu. When I push the two buttons at the same time all I see is a dark screen with very faint lines. No apple.

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    zen turns on bright screen but no functions are displayed.

  • kelelz13 Jan 21, 2009

    My sansa e260 has done this twice now, i had it plugged in to charge, and i unplug it, and try to turn it on, and nothing...the screen is black. none of the buttons revive it. I plugged in my headphones and it's playing a random station! help!

  • mmaseeh Jan 25, 2009

    when i on the screen is lit and blank. pls. help me to solve this

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    it jus shows a white blank screen... none of the functions are working...i cant fix it..i need help !!! im desperate

  • atodd78 Mar 05, 2009

    Sony Walkman MP3. Charges and songs load on computer when connected by USB port. Screen remains blank, however, can see back light is on. Tried reset button in back, letting battery charge completely run out and then recharge again. No luck. Any ideas/

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    jameswalker3 helped fixed my problem I have a classic ipod nano, you know the old square white one with "mirror" on reverse 2gb! Thank the lord i thought it had died altough still want a new one but not 15 until September! it works!!! :D

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    my ipod nano screen just went blank.  White screen, can play the music but can't see whats going on.

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Is this an ipod???
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  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.


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