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Won't switch off

Hi - usually I turn my iPod off by holding down the pause key. This now won't work and it is permanantly 'on'. I need to be able to turn it off for flights etc. Anyone help?

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  • galhar Aug 29, 2007

    Thanks - yes it is definitely not on Hold (no red showing). The model I have is nano (silver)2GB.
    Nothing happens when I press and hold the play/pause button (this used to switch it off). Now that I can't turn it off, the battery doesn't last long!

  • galhar Aug 29, 2007

    thank you, I reset it with the menu and centre buttons and got the 'apple' logo. It then came back on and still won't turn off. I will try using iTunes when I get home to see if that helps. Thanks

  • galhar Aug 29, 2007

    Thank you - I have reset this and it has switched off!

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Is it showing the "charged" screen with the backlight off?
Because I have this problem, and it drains the battery, and never fully turns off.

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Firstly make sure you don't have "Hold" showing red, if it is you have disabled your iPods keys. Secondly, can you confirm that the model you have posted this under is correct as different generations of iPod switch on and off with different keys.

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  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2007

    Use the iTunes 'repair' or 'Reset' option to reset the iPods firmware, this will wipe everything off the iPod but it should be backed up by syncing with iTunes and that should happen automatically.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2007

    also, you can reset your nano by holding down the menu and center buttons for 6 seconds

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2007

    No problem. :)

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Here are some possible solutions to your problem.

Reset the iPod
  1. Turn the Hold switch on, then back to off.
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for 10 seconds (until the Apple logo appears).
  3. You may need to repeat the reset several times.
If this does not work, put the iPod into forced disk mode.

Forced Disk Mode
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  2. Turn the Hold switch on, then back to off.
  3. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears.
  4. Immediately switch your fingers to press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until "Disk Mode" appears at the top.
Putting the iPod into forced disk mode usually resolves this issue. If it does work, plug your iPod into the computer and connect it to iTunes and reset it. If this still does not work, use the restore feature in iTunes with your iPod. Hope this helps!

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You may want to try an earlier version of the firmware. You can actually download the older firmware for that one from Apple and in iTunes hold the shift key before you click restore. That will allow you to select the file of the firmware version you want instead of the newest version it defaults to. You won't have to reinstall an older version of iTunes that way.
If it doesn't turn off when you pause it you can also press and hold the play pause button after it is paused to force a power down. I doubt that it us a battery issue and replacing it won't help. If you do decide to replace the battery you can get a battery from various web sites for 10-30 dollars that come with the opener tool and you can replace it yourself for cheap.

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Hi

try this out

  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.
or

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Double click on Administrative Tools. Note: If you don't see Administrative Tools, look at the left column in Control Panel for a link that says, "Switch to Classic View," and click it.
  3. Double click on Computer Management.
  4. In the left column, click on Disk Management.
  5. Locate the iPod and right click on it, then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.

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  6. Click the Change button.

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  7. Use the drop-down menu to select a new drive letter. Note: Make sure to choose a new drive letter that is not already assigned to a network drive. The drop-down menu will display all available letters that are not assigned to a physical drive. Drive letters that are assigned to a network volume will still be listed here. It is also a good idea to assign a drive letter other than a, b, c, or d, as these letters are usually reserved for other system drives.

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  8. Click OK.
  9. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog.

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  10. Close the Computer Management window.
  11. Restart your computer.
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