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The Ipod nano hold switch will not unlock the Ipod. The lock icon is showing even when the hold botton is switched to the off position. The screen is lite and the display is stuck. The wheel will operate anything or turn off the Ipod.

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  • bward723 Aug 06, 2008

    The Ipod nano hold switch will not unlock the Ipod. The lock icon is showing even when the hold botton is switched to the off position. The screen is lite and the display is stuck. The wheel will not operate anything or turn off the Ipod.

  • bward723 Aug 06, 2008

    The Ipod nano hold switch will not unlock the Ipod. The lock icon is showing even when the hold botton is switched to the off position. The screen is lite and the display is stuck. The wheel will not operate anything or turn off the Ipod.

  • bward723 Aug 06, 2008

    Randy!!!! You are a genius. Thank you so much. I held the menu and the center button until the apple icon appeared and it started to work just like you said. Thank you so much, you saved my Ipod. I bought it 6/28/08 without the warranty and I learn my less with only a small penality. Thank you so much. Bward723

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Try holding the "Menu" and "Center" buttons at the same time until the screen shows the Apple icon.

Hope it helps

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    Randy Villalobos Aug 06, 2008

    Or, you could leave the ipod on until the battery runs out. then charge it and turn it back on.
    Its worth a try.


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    Randy Villalobos Aug 06, 2008

    The ipod was just frozen.
    Glad I could help.

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In keeping with Apple's goal to make user-friendly, streamlined products, the designers of the iPod built in easy-to-use reset functions into each iPod model.
Resetting the iPod is similar to rebooting a computer as all songs and data stored on the device stay there, and only temporary information (such as which song is playing) gets reset.
Follow these steps to reset an iPod.
Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off."
The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod.
Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle. Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle.
Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons.
Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds.
Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon.
The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete.


Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly. If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process.

Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods

Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off."


Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time.
Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds.
This initiates the self-running reset process.

Make sure the reset was successful.
If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again.
iPod Nano

Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip.
Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds.


Move the switch back to the "On" position.

Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact.

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Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off." The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod. Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle. Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle. Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons. Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds. Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon. The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete. Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly. If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process. b> Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off." Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time. Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds. This initiates the self-running reset process. Make sure the reset was successful. If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again. b> iPod Nano Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip. Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds. Move the switch back to the "On" position. Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact.
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How to Reset Your iPod b> Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off." The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod. Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle. Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle. Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons. Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds. Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon. The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete. Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly. If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process. b> Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off." Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time. Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds. This initiates the self-running reset process. Make sure the reset was successful. If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again. b> iPod Nano Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip. Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds. Move the switch back to the "On" position. Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact. Hope this helps

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Toggle the "Hold" switch to the "On" position, then "Off." The "Hold" switch is the small sliding switch on the top of the iPod.


Move it to the "On" position to show an orange rectangle.

Move it back to the "Off" position to show a white rectangle.


Hold the "Menu" and "Center" buttons.

Press the 2 buttons at the same time for between 8 and 10 seconds.


Your screen will go blank and then boot up with a dark Apple icon.

The icon eventually turns bright and brings you back to your main menu once the reset is complete.


Check your iPod to make sure it plays properly.

If the iPod still does not work repeat the reset process.


Scroll Wheel and Touch Wheel iPods


Move the "Hold" switch from "On" to "Off."

Press the "Play/Pause" button and the "Menu" button at the same time.


Press both buttons together for approximately 6 to 8 seconds.

This initiates the self-running reset process.


Make sure the reset was successful.

If problems persist you may need to perform the reset process once again.


iPod Nano


Move the on-off switch to the "Off" position that shows the green strip.

Leave the iPod Nano in this position for 5 seconds.


Move the switch back to the "On" position.

Use your iPod Nano to make sure the reset worked properly and all your music is intact.


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Hello :

1: First make sure that your iPod’s hold button isn’t on. This is the little switch at the top left corner of the iPod video that you can move to “lock” the iPod’s buttons. If this is on, you’ll see a little orange area at the top of the iPod nano and a lock icon on the iPod’s screen. If you see either of these, move the switch back and see if this fixes the problem.
If the hold switch wasn’t the problem do the following :

2: Move the hold switch to the on position and then move it back to off .

3: Hold down the Menu button on the clickwheel and the center button at the same time. Hold these together for 6-10 seconds. This should restart the iPod nano. You’ll know the iPod is restarting when the screen changes and the Apple logo appears.

4: If this doesn’t work at first, you should repeat the steps .

5: If this doesn’t work, you should try plugging your iPod into a power source and let it charge. Then repeat the steps.

If that didn't help , then you should take your NANO to the service .

good luck .

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2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

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