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How To : Put songs on your iPod without using iTunes

In this tutorial, we learn how to put songs on your iPod without using iTunes. First, plug your iPod into your computer with the USB cable. From here, go to 'my computer' and then click on your iPod. Then, go to tools, folder options, view tabs, then select 'show hidden files' ...more

How To : Unlock a locked iPod

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to unlock a locked iPod. Begin by connecting the iPod to your computer. It should fix itself automatically. If it doesn't press the Start button and select Control Panel. Click on Appearance and Personalization. Under Folder Options, s ...more

How To : Connect your iPod or iPad to a Bluetooth speaker

Get your music wirelessly! You don't need to spend a lot of money on an expensive docking station so you can listen to your favorite tunes. You can set up your iPod, iPad or other Apple device to transmit your music wirelessly using Bluetooth!

How To : Reset and restore an iPod Nano to factory settings

This video tutorial shows you how to reset your iPod to the factory default. This is something most iPod users could find useful. Sometimes when playing files through your iPod it will begin to skip, not work properly, or it will even have a corrupt file. This being said a res ...more

How To : Unfreeze a frozen or non responsive iPad

If your iPad is no longer responding to your touch, it might be frozen. You can fix this sometimes by holding down the wake button on your iPad, then slide it off. Hold down the power button until you see the Apple logo, and then let go. That may reset your iPad and fix the fr ...more

How To : Disassemble a first-generation iPod Touch

This video describes how to take apart a first generation iPod. To open the iPod, the video recommends using a putty knife or similar flat tool to gently ply open the casing. The presenter recommends being especially careful if this is the first time opening the casing. Once y ...more

How To : Disassemble the iPod Mini, 2nd Generation

If you haven't bought one of the new Apple iPod's, you're probably pretty attached to your old one then. Like the iPod Mini. Compared to today's small iPods, it's a clunker, but to you, it's your baby. So if it ever needs fixed, you should do it yourself. See how to disassembl ...more

How To : Open an iPod mini

Check out this electronics tutorial video to learn how to open an iPod mini. Just insert the blue tool between the white plastic end-caps and metal edging. Removing the white end caps from the top and bottom of the iPod mini is necessary in order to access the iPod mini batter ...more

How To : Take apart and fix a 6th generation iPod Classic

In this how to video, you will learn how to open a 6th generation Ipod Classic. First, make sure to turn it off and make sure the hold button is on. Take a prying tool to undo the clips inside the device by sliding it in between the cover and back. Once the clips are undone, p ...more

How To : Jailbreak an iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w

The iPod Touch 2G might seem outmatched and outdated in the presence of the iPhone, but they are dirt cheap and have many of the same functionalities once you jailbreak them. How do I jailbreak them, you ask? This video will show you how to do it quickly and easily using a pro ...more

How To : Take apart an iPod Touch 1G

Trying to replace your iPod battery, change the screen, or doing some modification that a MAC pro wouldn't suggest you doing yourself? Before you can start tinkering around inside this delicate piece of equipment, you're going to at least need to know how to get it open and ta ...more

How To : Turn off your iPod Nano or iPod Classic

You can turn off both the iPod Nano and the iPod Classic the same way. To turn it off you have to push a button on the click wheel of the iPod. You will push and hold the play pause button until the iPod goes off. The play pause button is the one that has the two lines and the ...more

How To : Safely remove scratches from an Apple iPod

This video shows the process of removing scratches from an iPod. The video demonstrates the best way to remove scratches not only from the metal but from the front viewing screen also. One starts with the recommended Weiman Metal Polish and 100% cotton cloth. To achieve best r ...more

How To : Fix the Hold button on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling an iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. You'll then see how to go ...more

How To : Fix the earphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of fixing a broken headphone jack on an Apple iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the other components. This tutorial will also be of use to those who wish to learn more about ...more

How To : Sync an iPod with the Xbox 360

Do you want to know how to sync an iPod with the XBox 360? You must have an iPod and a XBox 360. Connect your iPod with your XBox with the USB cable. Transfer the files from the iPod to the XBox XBox helps play AAC format as well as MPEG movies. The iPod must be connected to t ...more

How To : Fix a frozen iPhone or iPod with water damage

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix a frozen iPod or an iPod with water damage. Begin by shifting the iPod into hold mode. Then push back the hold switch. Now hold the center and menu button until the apple logo appears. To take care of water damage, put the iPod ...more

How To : Get free Wi-Fi on your iPod Touch anywhere

Free Internet is one of the biggest problems on the iPod Touch… where is it? Well, you have to be around hotspots in order to get free Wi-Fi. But to get WiFi anywhere on iPod Touch, just watch this video tutorial! You will have to use a little known program called Easy WiFi Ra ...more

How To : Add songs to your iPod without using iTunes

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add songs to an iPod without using iTunes. Begin by opening your web browser and go to the website: www.copytrans.com CopyTrans]. CopyTrans is the ultimate alternative program for iTunes. It has all the features of iTunes, ...more

How To : Disassemble an Apple iPod Touch, 2nd Generation

You have an iPod Touch, but it's broken. Why spend tons of money to have Apple or some dealer repair it when you can do it yourself? See how to disassemble the iPod Touch. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tut ...more

How To : Install Linux on an iPod

This is for those who really want to trick out their iPod. See how to install iPod Linux on your iPod and make your iPod capable of using hundreds of freeware applications.

How To : Watch iPod Videos on Your TV Using an RCA Cable

Have a great movie stored on your iPod, and you really want to watch it on your TV? This tutorial shows you how! All you need is an RCA cable. Plug the red cable into the video slot and the yellow and white cables into the audio slots, and you'll be able to watch anything off ...more

How To : Unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic

This quick video tutorial will show you how to unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic. To unfreeze your iPod, do the following: Hold the "Menu" and "Center" button for 10 seconds. Once you see the Apple Icon, hold the "Center" button, and the "Play" button at the same time, for 10 s ...more

How To : Waterproof an MP3 player

Using epoxy glue and some cheap materials create a quick waterproof case for your iPhone or other mp3 player. Part 1 of 2 - How to Waterproof an MP3 player. Part 2 of 2 - How to Waterproof an MP3 player.

How To : Install Aircrack easyly on iPod & iPhone

This video will show you how to install Aircrack on your iPod touch. Aircrack is a network suite designed to crack WEP and WPA keys. Though the project was shut down by its creator, you can still follow this video and learn how to do it.

HowTo : Make Your Own Custom Fit Earbud Headphones

Earbuds have always been a problem for me. Maybe I have abnormally shaped ears, but when I go running, my iPod Shuffle earbuds are a chronic distraction, always popping out. With the iPod Shuffle, you're bound by the Apple brand earbuds, as the controls are on the headphones r ...more

How To : Remove and replace the cover on a iPod Classic

The iPod Classic is the iPod of choice for the serious music listener, but the covers are as annoyingly easy to scratch and break as ever. Watch this video to learn how to replace an iPod Classic cover, restoring yours to it's original look and functionality.

How To : Download music using Safari on your iPhone or iPod

The viewer learns how to download music on their iPhone or iPod using Safari. The video starts with the instructor talking about what it was that made him decide to use Safari to download music. The speaker uses a lot of profanity in his intro and the instructional part of the ...more

How To : Restore an 8GB iPod Touch to factory settings

Has your 8GB iPod Touch frozen or otherwise stopped working with no apparent physical cause? It may be corrupted, and you may have to restore it to factory settings if you want to keep using it. This video will teach you how to do just that.

How To : Fix a frozen Apple iPod Nano by hard resetting it

In this iPod Nano owner's guide, we learn how to fix a frozen or otherwise unresponsive iPod Nano by hard restarting it. For all of the details, including step-by-step instructions, and to learn how to unstick a stuck iPod yourself, take a look.

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