Monday, November 07, 2005

How to reset a locked up iPod nano

So today I plugged my iPod nano into my laptop and it locked up. Nothing would work. Switching the lock switch on and off wouldn't do anything either. It just locked up!

So I searched on-line and found this link with some instructions about what to do. I just wanted to reproduce them here just to make them more available.

  • Flip the HOLD switch ON.
  • Flip the HOLD switch OFF.
  • Hold down MENU button AND middle button until iPod resets. This should happen after a few seconds.
The author of the page where I got this thinks that this only happens when the iPod is plugged into the laptop while the HOLD switch is ON. I haven't tried to verify this yet.

I just thought I'd pass that along.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks it works...

Anonymous said...

Worked for me too. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Worked like a charm, thanks!

Jesse said...

cool thanks :)

Anonymous said...

thankyou for the tip, ipod works great

Anonymous said...

it works halleluya

Anonymous said...

heck, i thought the darn thing was broken when it happened to me. tfti

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! I thought I was going to have to visit the store.

Anonymous said...

Great, worked perfectly

Anonymous said...

thanks... simple and to the point!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

and it worked for me too.

ssaidwho said...

thanks!

Anonymous said...

A really big thanks for this. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Well done you ... I'd been fidling for ages ... thanks

Red Cup Racing said...

Thanks

HM said...

Awesome!, Thanks