To restore an iPod Touch from lockout or forgetting a password, pull up iTunes on whatever computer you are using. Plug the USB cord into the iPod touch and plug the USB cord into the computer. The iPod will say "locked out" or "access pass code" and the computer will says that it needs to be synched up to the original program. Hold down the top button and home button at the same time. A message will pop up. Ignore it and let the iPod turn off. Take your finger off the top button and leave yo...
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.
Have you ever dropped your iPhone or iPod in water? Learn how to fix it here. Water can be very damaging to electronics because of its conductivity. You can avoid short circuiting your device by following the directions in this tutorial. Discover why water can hurt your electronics and how to dry out a wet device from the inside out. Find out how to open the device and access the logic board. With materials as simple as a hair dryer and guitar pick, your device can be as good as new!
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 rather than the device itself. Damn you, Apple.
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...
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 disassemble the iPod Mini, 2nd Generation.
This video demonstrates how to delete songs off an iPod without deleting them from your iTunes menu. The video walks you through removing auto-sync and deleting the songs you don't want from your iPod.
The beauty of the iPod Touch is that it is not only for music. With the iTouch, you can access the Internet as well. You can use this Internet capability to download from iTunes, get e-mail, surf the web and many more options. In this tutorial, learn exactly how to turn your iPod on to a WiFi network so that you can take advantage of all the features your new device has to offer.
This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to reset your 2nd gen iPod Nano. The video plays a song for more than half the duration of the video clip. Then the presenter of the video clicks through the song and the iPod Nano breaks down. To reset it is a very simple and easy process. All that you got to do is to press set on the lower bottom of the control ring. Then wait for a little while and allow the iPod to reset. When it comes back on, select your song and play. You c...
Make your old iPod Video look like the new iPod Classic. This is a tutorial on how to change your iPod Video (5G/5.5G) to a iPod Classic interface. Your iPod must have the 1.2.1 firmware or lower. But don't worry you can downgrade your 1.2.3 by writing The Ultimate Background Hack 1.2.2 You get the background hack and it downgrades your iPod to 1.2.2. You can use any other custom firmware. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to modify an iPod Video to use the iPod Classic interface.
Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of fixing a broken ribbon cable 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 the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.
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...
In this clip, learn how to access the super secret menus on your iPod Nano, 4th generation. These menus are full of options and different goodies to hack and in this clip, learn how to make your phone go crazy with funky color screens. This hack is super easy and won't harm your Nano if done right. Check it out!
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...
Learn how to reset your iPod Nano from this video in simple steps. First check whether your iPod is on hold or not and turn it off if its on hold. Now press the select button and the menu button simultaneously for about ten seconds. Hold them until it turns off and release them when an apple logo comes out. Now wait for a few seconds until it turns on again and your iPod is reset and ready to use.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use the Shuffle mode on an Apple iPod MP3 player for randomized playback of your songs. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to change the default language on an Apple iPod Shuffle MP3 player to or from English. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET.
Check out this video tutorial on how to make free phone calls from your iPod Touch or iPhone to any other phone out there. You will be using a free application from the iTunes App Store called Fring. This allows you to make VOIP phone calls.
Logic boards fail generally in water issues and power issues. These two repairs are linked, the logic board and click wheel. You need a flat head screwdriver, pry tool and patience. Replace click wheel and logic board on 5th gen iPod.
Fix the jack for the headphones and the hold switch, both in the same area of an ipod fix. You need a screwdriver, pry tool, steady hands and patience. Fix headphone and hold switch on 5th gen iPod video.
This tutorial gives a start to finish explanation of how to make an Internet Wi-Fi router with Windows Vista. With real time computer screen video and narrative, it is easy to follow along at home.
This video will show you how to install a battery in a 4th generation iPod, after disassembling the iPod. If the Apple warranty no longer covers your iPod, it may be more inexpensive to do this simple repair yourself, instead of purchasing a new iPod. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to replace a battery in MAC's 4th generation iPod.
Fix your iPod and replace the hard drive with this excellent tutorial step by step. In this Video Tutorial we show you how to replace the Hard Drive (30GB / 60GB / 80GB) on your iPod Video. Again you need patience, steady hands, a flat head screwdriver, pry tool and lack of Apple warranty. Replace iPod video 5th generation hard drive.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to turn on and off an iPod Touch. This is very simple, easy and fast to do. It is very basic and essential for those who have an iPod Touch. To turn on the iPod Touch, press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears. To turn the iPod Touch off, press and hold the power button until the red slider appears. Then slide the slider. This video will benefit those viewers who have just recently purchased an iPod Touch and would like to learn how...
After you've taken your iPod Nano apart and fixed it, you might want to put it back together. Check this video out to see how to assemble the iPod Nano Generation 2 with narration for each step.
In this Electronics video tutorial you will learn how to update your iPhone and iPod Touch firmware 3.0. You will need iTunes 8.2 and the firmware from Deposit Files. Go to the website and download the firmware. This will take some time. Use Firefox browser for the download. Now make sure your device is clean, i.e., it is not jailbroken and connect it to the computer. Then open up iTunes on the device for this hold down ‘power’ and ‘home’ until the device switches off and then powers on. Once...
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...
Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of removing the foam padding of an iPod Photo. In order to get the case to close when installing the battery you may need to remove some of the blue foam padding from the underside of the hard drive. This video from iPodJuice demonstrates how to safely remove the light-blue foam from the bottom of the hard drive on an iPod Photo.
This video shows you how to quickly set your iPod Shuffle to play songs by rating through iTunes. All you need to do is connect your iPod Shuffle to your computer, open iTunes, and click the rating tab in iTunes. Play songs by its rating on your iPod Shuffle.
n this Video Tutorial we show you how to replace the Click Wheel or Faceplate on your iPod Photo. The click wheel is interchangeable with 4th generation iPods, but the faceplate is not interchangeable. You'll need a pry tool, screwdriver and patience. Replace iPod photo click wheel and faceplate.
If you're 3rd generation 8GB iPod Nano has frozen or broken in some other software-related fashion, you probably have to restore it to factory settings. DOH! Fortunately this isn't a hard process, and this video will teach you how to do it.
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.
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 in a bag of rice for about 1 day or as much time needed until the water is completely gone. This can also be done with other water damaged electronics. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPod and want to l...
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.
In this clip, learn how to access the cool menu screens on your iPod that you never knew existed. This video will walk you through how to get to your 3rd generation iPod's cool colored LCD screen database. This hack is easy, doesn't require codes or tools and won't harm your device, so give it a try!
The controls on your iPod are amazingly simple to use. This tutorial from Apple will give you a brief summary of how the controls work, so you can play music on it with ease.
Are you tired of keeping all the music on your mp3 player to yourself? Share it with the world by hooking your mp3 player up to a radio and using the speakers for output. This simple radio hack of connecting a capacitor to the potensiometer will bring you endless hours of music enjoyment.
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 your iPod on a televison set!
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...