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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 the guts of their iPods without actually disassembling their units.

How To: Restore your iPhone or iPod to factory settings

If something happens to your iPod or iPhone and you can't remedy it with a reboot, you will need to restore your device to factory settings. This is not difficult to do and requires only your computer and your device. You should only restore your iPod to default if absolutely necessary, because you will lose all of your files and folders. Make sure you backup your music and photos before you do it! Good luck!

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: Jailbreak & unlock iPod Touch 3.1.2

Jailbreaking an iPod Touch or iPhone can have its advantages. Some apps that you wouldn't be able to use before could be downloaded without a problem. Issues that you may have had with yoru phone about design or looks, gone! In this tutorial you'll find out how to jailbreak dna unlock your iPod Touch/iPhone with 3.1.2 firmware. But be advised that doing anything with you phone like this, can potentially damage it so be careful!

How To: Disassemble a third-generation iPod Classic (A1238)

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling a sixth-generation iPod Class (A1238) quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair or restoration. 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.

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: 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...

How To: Turn your IPOD to a Remote control

The iPod has become a common household item. With each new release, the iPod comes with more features, a steady progression from music to videos, and now as a phone. But did you know that there's a way to turn your iPod into a remote control? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to give your iPod remote control features with some internal tweaking. You need a Logitech bluetooth wireless set in order for this mod to work.

How To: Turn an iPod Touch into an iPhone with TextNow

If you want to make phone calls from your Apple iPod Touch, or send text messages, it's totally possible with a little app called TextNow. This apps turns your iPod Touch into an iPhone clone, allowing you to make phone calls and features like voicemail, call forwarding, text messages, picture messages and a whole lot more. See it in action!

How To: Disassemble and reassemble your iPod Shuffle

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to take apart and put together the iPod Shuffle. First, you'll want to remove the control button. You can do this with a box knife or an exacto knife. Next, you'll want to take out the on and off button. Remove the USB case next. The case is glued onto the iPod, so you'll want to use the knife again to slice and wedge it apart. If your shuffle stops working, most likely the problem is due to a blown LED, a loose connection, or something si...

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: 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: 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: 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: Fix a frozen, locked up iPhone or iPod Touch

Look at the Main Menu on our screen. If the Icons on the screen do not respond to your commands, it means that the system is corrupted. To fix this problem, hold and press down the Power and Menu button at the same time for about 6-8 seconds or until you see a black and white Apple logo right on the middle of the screen; after the icons disappear. This means that your system is rebooting without losing any of your original data. This ensures the system functioning properly again as soon as yo...

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: 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: 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...