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How To: Reset and restore an Ipod nano to remedy freezing

In this tutorial, we learn how to reset and restore an iPod Nano. First, take your Nano and hold down the center button and the menu buttons down simultaneously. Continue to do this for several seconds until the device turns off. After this, hold down the middle button and pause button down simultaneously until you see a check mark on the screen of your device. Now, you can connect the device to the computer and open up iTunes. You can now set up all your songs and add new music to your devic...

How To: Move music from an iPod to a Mac without software

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to transfer music from an iPod to a computer with using any software. Begin by plugging the iPod device into the computer. Then go to My Computer and open the Folder Options. under the View tab, check "Show hidden files, folders and drives". Now open the iPod device's drive. Click on iPod Control, select Music and copy all the files located in that folder. Those files are the music files, but they do not display the music names. This video will benefi...

How To: Reseat the hard drive in an iPod classic

First, get out a Swiss Army Knife and clean your hands. Then, take out the main blade. Next, on the right hand side of the IPod, stick the blade through between the gap to open the casing of the IPod. Then, turn the ipod upside down, so that the display side is facing the ground. Cautiously open the case, being careful not to damage the attachment in the top corner. Once the case is open, carefully detach the the hard drive from the bar "thing" connected to the top of the hard drive. Next, ta...

How To: Reset your Ipod shuffle to fix freezing

To start resetting the iPod shuffle, disconnect it from the computer if it is connected. Slide the switch on the iPod shuffle to off. If the iPod is off the green coloring near the switch will not be seen. After you turn the iPod off wait six seconds before doing anything else. After six seconds move the switch to the play position. This will fully reset the iPod shuffle and fix the freezing problem.

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: 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: Delete unwanted apps on an iPod Touch or iPhone

In this video tutorial, learn how to delete unwanted applications on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Begin by finding the application(s) that you want to delete. Then, press the application(s) and hold it. All the applications will have an X on the top left corner. Click on the application(s) that you want to delete and select "Delete". Another window will pop up asking for a rating of the application. Users may choose to rate it or simply select "No Thanks".

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: Replace an iPod battery without any tools

This how-to video demonstrates an easy, no anxiety, no pain way to replace an iPod battery that will have your iPod running for the other 2 years. These video instructions are good for: Ipod Video 30,60,40,80GB or Ipod Classic 80,160GB; as they all have the same structure. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to change the battery on an iPod without using any tools.

How To: Reconnect the ribbon cable on 4th generation iPod

Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple procss of reconnecting the ribbon cable on a 4th generation iPod. Sometimes the ribbon cable that tethers both halves of the fourth generation iPod during the battery replacement process needs to be reattached to the logic board. Watch as one of our technicians illustrates this process and start listening to music again!

How To: Fix broken home button on iPod touch

So you want to go home eh? Just can't seem to get there? Well, if you're dealing with a broken home button on an iPod touch this can be a frustrating challenge that can leave you wanting to hurl your device across the room. Well, worry no more. This video will get you home quicker than you can click your ruby slippers together. It's easy too, and doesn't require you pulling your device apart, soldering wires or buying replcement parts. Fortunately, the problem is a software one, so fixing it ...

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, place thumb tacks on the sides and tops while popping the base out. Be careful, as there are cables inside that you do not want to break. The orange part is the battery while the blue object is the hard drive. Once you ma...

How To: Copy music from your iPod back to your PC's hard drive

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to copy music from am iPod device to a computer. Users will need to download the program, Copy Trans Suite. The download link for this program is located in the video description. Once downloaded, double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install the program. Once installed, open the program and select Copy Trans. Now connect your iPod device into your computer. Users can manual select the songs or select them all at once and then click ...

How To: Reconnect ribbon cable on iPod photo

Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of reconnecting the ribbon cable on the iPod photo. There is a ribbon cable inside the iPod Photo that can sometimes disconnect from the logic board, but it can be reattached easily. Watch as one of our technicians illustrates this process and start listening to music again!

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: Mod your iPod and make the sound louder

It's believed that most iPods carry the Wolfson Microelectronics WM8975 codec and although it does a great job converting the digital audio on the iPod's drive into analog audio, the iPod's amplifiers don't make the sound loud enough to hear through your headphones. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to mod your iPod so that it'll bypass the iPod's amplifiers and run the audio out from the Wolfson DAC to your stereo. Keep in mind that this process requires breaking into you...

How To: Fix a broken click wheel, select button on your iPod

In this tutorial video, hosted by harrymedan, you will learn how to fix a broken or nonfunctional select button on your iPod, as well as the common causes of the select button no longer working. According to the host this problem is usually caused by the battery in the iPod itself. He suggests opening up the back of the iPod and replacing the old battery, which is usually swollen from being charged so many times, and puts pressure on the select button causing it to become inoperable. If you a...

How To: Fix a frozen iPod Classic or Nano

This video describes the procedure of how to unfreeze, or reboot, an iPod Nano or classic. When an iPod of the Nano or classic design is frozen (not in temperature), and has a stuck screen, the procedure of how to unfreeze the iPod Nano or classic requires the user to press down the middle button of the iPod interface, and the menu button of the iPod. Keep the buttons depressed for the duration of approximately eight seconds until the frozen screen goes away, and is replaced with the Apple lo...

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 seconds. This should fix the problem, and your iPod is now ready to go.

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 video does not start until 3 min into the video. The video/audio quality is poor at times. The instructor will show you in a step by step manner. If the viewer follows the instructions (and ignores the extra blah blah b...

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: Replace a broken iPod click wheel

If your iPod click wheel needs to be replaced, don't fret. This "how-to" video teaches you a quick and easy way to fix it. In no time you'll think yourself to be an apple expert, and able to enjoy your music and videos again. This tutorial works best for fourth, fifth or sixth generation iPods.

How To: Fix an iPod with a "sad face" warning

In this video, harrymedan offers a do-it-yourself remedy to fix an iPod that has the "sad face" warning screen on it. As you follow along, he explains all the tools and supplies you will need to get started on this project. He demonstrates how to force the iPod into disk mode, leading you through, step by step. Once you achieve this he tells you how to connect the iPod to your computer and "Restore" the iPod back to factory settings, which usually fixes the problem.