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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 the portable device section. This will help you share movies, music, pictures and other data and you can even copy the downloaded data to your iPod from the Xbox.

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 reset of your iPod will bring it back to square one and get rid of these problems. Using these few steps shown in the video will reset your files and most likely, fix your problems. With this being said, its wise to make su...

How To: Fix an iPod with corrupted files on a Windows PC

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix an iPod with corrupted files on a Windows PC. To fix the corrupted files on an iPod, users will be resetting their iPod. Begin by holding the center and Menu button for about 10 seconds until the screen on the iPod turns black. Then immediately hold the center and Play/Pause button until a check mark appears on the screen. To prevent an iPod from getting corrupted files, do not disconnect an iPod when it is connected to the computer. This video...

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, select Show hidden files and folders. Check the box that says "Show hidden files and folders". Click Apply and then OK. Go to My Computer and open the iPod device. Select the Controls folder and click on Device. Delete th...

How To: Free your iPod with Rockbox

This how-to video will help you expand your iPod library. Rockbox turns your iPod into a FLAC- and OGG-playing, open-source monster. Learn how to install this custom firmware on your iPod to enable it to play all sorts of audio file types and even games. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to free your iPod with Rockbox.

How To: Restart a frozen iPod Touch with the Home & Sleep/Wake buttons

Have you noticed some issues with your Apple iPod Touch, like performance issues (speed) or errors (frozen screens)? The first thing you always want to try to resolve these types of issues (especially freezing) is a simple little reset feature on the iPod Touch, available by pressing and holding the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons. If you this doesn't work, you can try restoring the software via iTunes. If that doesn't fix the frozen iPod, then you'll need to contact Apple or a repair technician.

How To: Fix your iPod nano when it freezes

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix a frozen iPod Nano 4th generation. This technique can be used for any other iPod Nano model or iPod Classic. This method is very simple, fast and easy to do. This video is very basic and only lasts for 17 seconds. To fix the frozen iPod, simply hold the Menu button and center button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPod device and would like to learn how to fix it because it won't tur...

How To: Reboot your iPod Touch fast

In this tutorial, we learn how to reboot your iPod Touch fast. First, hold the power and the home button at the same time for ten seconds, then release the power button and continue to hold the home button for eight more seconds. Next, open up iTunes and look at your iPod to make sure it's in DFU mode. Make sure your iPod is connected via USB to your computer, then it will pop up an alert that your iPod is in recovery mode. Exit this pop up and then exit iTunes. From here, download 1click Boo...

How To: Take apart an iPod Nano 3rd generation for repair

In this tutorial, we learn how to take apart an iPod Nano 3rd generation for repair. First remove the back casing using a guitar pick. Next, use a flat tool to lift up the battery carefully and remove it from the casing. You will see three wires that lead to the launch board, which are soldered into place. Now, use the flat tool to remove the back of the battery casing from the device. Now, remove the logic board by removing the 6 small screws inside of it. Next you will remove the LCD by lif...

How To: Repair a broken iPod LCD screen

This video teaches you how to replace a LCD screen for the 5th generation iPod. The tools you will need are a soft cloth, a mini screwdriver, a plastic or metal putty knife, and of course your iPod. First, pry your iPod open with your putty knife. Place the knife in between the metal base and white case and pull the knife around the iPod, to undo the clips holding the case together. Once open, lift up the hardware, remove the headphone assembly, and take out the screws on the side. Take the e...

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 you have the first side open slightly wide work your way around the casing, making sure the entire casing is spread evenly around. Once all the sides are loose, the back casing just slides off. There are then two componen...

How To: How To Change Your Zune Software's Equalizer

Every song is not created equal. So, every song should not be treated equally by your digital music player. We'll tell you how to customize your Zune software's equalizer to get the most from your music. This video will show exactly how to change your Zune software's equalizer. How To Change Your Zune Software's Equalizer.

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 program called Redsn0w, allowing you to do almost limitless things with your iPod Touch. Just follow these steps and you're good.

How To: Connect the Xbox 360 to the iPod

This is an interesting video where the presenter demonstrates how to actually play your iPod on your television by utilizing connectivity with XBox360. The great thing about this video is you actually see how the cables connect between the devices. Once connected, a brief tutorial of how to configure the dashboard follows. It's amazing how, with the right cables, one can quickly have use of their iPod on the television. The video itself is less than 90 seconds long, so you get a great tip for...

How To: Reset a third generation iPod nano

Learn how to reset a third generation iPod Nano from this video in simple steps. First take your third generation iPod Nano and switch it on. Now press the hold switch at the bottom of the iPod. Now hold the menu button and middle button together for a few seconds. After a few seconds your iPod switches off and restarts again. Now your third generation iPod Nano is reset and ready to use.

How To: Open an iPod Video, Classic, and Nano

This video will show you how to open up iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano 1st and 3rd generations. If the Apple warranty no longer covers your iPod, it may be more inexpensive to do simple repairs yourself, instead of purchasing a new iPod. The first step to any repair though, is getting the iPod open without damaging any of the pieces. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to open the case on your iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano ...

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 results and a scratch free finish, the video also gives tips like shaking the polish before use. Your iPod as well as any other similar piece of equipment will look scratch free and as good as new by following these simpl...

How To: Open a 4th generation iPod

Having trouble opening the fourth generation iPod? Don't give up! Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of opening a 4th generation iPod. This video from ipodjuice.com demonstrates a technique that can be used to open even the most difficult 4th Generation iPod battery installation. Follow along and fix your iPod so you can listen to music again!

How To: Get your iPod into disk mode and stay in disk mode

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make iPods go in disk mode and to stay in disk mode. This is a new technique on how to get and stay in disk mode so viewers can restore their iPod to factory settings and get it working again. Viewers will need an iPod charger adapter. To go into disk mode, viewers need to hold the center and Menu button the same time. Once the apple icon appears, viewers immediately need to hold the center and play button. This video will benefit those viewers who...