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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: Update your iPod Touch to the 3.0 firmware

1.First download correct firmware for the iPhone or iPod Touch. And change the dot extension of the file before that open the explorer and select Tools menu then go to Folder options, open view tab and deselect "Hide extension for known file types" option and click ok.2.Now right click on the file and click rename and change the extension as ".ipsw". Now open the iTunes and make sure the iPhone is connected with the data cable to the system. Now press down the home and power button of the iPh...

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: 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: 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.

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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!

How To: Play music on your iPod Touch

This video demonstrates how to play music on your iPod Touch. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to play music on your iPod Touch, For Dummies.

How To: Reset your iPod Shuffle

If your iPod Shuffle is acting strangely or not working at all, you may need to restore it. This video shows how to tell if you need to rest your iPod Shuffle, how to connect it to your computer, and how to reset it from iTunes. Reset your iPod Shuffle.

How To: Put music on an iPod shuffle using iTunes music

In this tutorial, we learn how to put music on an iPod shuffle using iTunes music. First, open up iTunes on your computer and then connect your iPod to your computer via the USB cable. From here, you will see the summary information about your iPod and other tabs at the top of the screen. From here, you will be able to manage your music that you already have on your computer. You can now select the music that you want to transfer, then drag it over to your iPod. After this loads, you will be ...

How To: Boost volume on your iPhone/iPod

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to boost the volume on an iPod Touch or iPhone. Begin by opening the iTunes program and select all the songs in your library. To select all the songs, simply press the Control and A keys. Then right-click and select Get Info. When a window pops up, click on Yes. Now click on the Options tab and set the Volume Adjustment to 100%. Finish by click OK. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPod device, and would like to learn how to boost the ...

How To: Restore your iPod Nano

Oh no! Has something happened to your iPod Nano and you can't seem to fix it? If this is the case, you may need to perform a total restore of your device. Restoring your iPod is a last resort and by doing so you will wipe the memory of your MP3 player and bring all of its settings down to default.

How To: Dismantle a 3rd Generation iPod Nano

In this how-to video, you will learn now to dismantle an iPod Nano 3rd Generation. First, run a plastic tool on both sides of the device. Once this is done, remove the back cover with your fingers. Next, unscrew the six screws on the circuit board. Store them in a place where they will not be lost. Next, remove the click wheel ribbon cable from the jaw connector. Lift the jaw connector with the tool and use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the cable from the jaw. Next, remove the small met...

How To: Replace the battery on the Microsoft Zune HD

Repairs Universe demonstrates how to replace the battery on a Microsoft Zune HD. First, use a tri-ring screwdriver to remove the four screws on the back of the Zune. Then, remove the back cover. Next, remove the bottom cover by using your fingers to gently push it off. Then, use a T-5 screwdriver to remove the four screws on the back of the Zune. Release three ribbon cables from their pop connections with a safe pry tool. Use the pry tool to also release the battery from the Zune. Lift the mo...

How To: Watch YouTube movies on your iPod (without WiFi)

This video explains how you can watch YouTube movies and videos on your iPod. First of all you need to open your web browser and do a search for Realplayer (in this case Realplayer version 11). Next, click on the link for Realplayer. You will need to download and run the installation file. Once the installation has run you need to accept the default and then load your web browser (Explorer or Firefox). From here you can choose any YouTube video you would like then add "&fmt=18" to the url add...

How To: Open your Nike+ iPod sensor and replace the battery

CadNYC demonstrates how to open the Nike iPod sensor casing. Replacing the iPod Nike sensor battery is easy and low cost with a few simple steps. First, place the sensor in a vice clamp and saw off the casing using a very thin hacksaw blade. then, open up the sensor compartment to have access to the battery. You can now remove the battery and replace it with another battery which will cost about two dollars. After you replace the Nike iPod sensor battery, use a strong adhesive to glue the cov...