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How To: Restore iPod Touch from lockout

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...

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 a wet iPod or iPhone

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!

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 rather than the device itself. Damn you, Apple.

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: Access a WiFi wireless network on an iPod Touch

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.

How To: Reset your 2nd gen iPod Nano

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...

How To: Modify the iPod Video interface to look like Classic

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.

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: 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: Reset your iPod nano

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.

How To: Turn your iPod Touch on and off

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...

How To: Update your iPhone and iPod Touch firmware 3.0

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...

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: Remove the foam padding on a 4th Generation iPod Photo

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.

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 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...

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...