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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: Recover music from an iPod without software on a PC

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to copy music and videos from an iPod to a computer. Begin by opening iTunes. Do not plug in your iPod device. Then click on Edit and select Preferences. This will make iTunes blind to the iPod. Now connect your iPod and open the drive folder. Click on Tools and select Folder Options. Now check the option "Show hidden files, folders and drives" and click OK. Then open the "iPod_Control" folder and open the "Music" folder. Now copy all the files into i...

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: 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: Fix the Hold button on an Apple iPod Classic

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling, cleaning and reassembling an iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. You'll then see how to go about fixing a faulty Hold button. 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: Fix an iPod that shifts from logo to battery warning

This video shows how to fix an iPod which is stuck in a loop between battery warning to the apple logo. You will learn how to fix your iPod by watching this video. The procedure used in this video is to sync the iPod to the computer. Lock the iPod in disconnect mode so you can let it charge. You then wait for it to charge. You then tell I-tunes to restore the iPod to factory settings. If these steps don't work you need to replace the battery.

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: Fix a frozen iPod in 55 seconds

You can fix a frozen iPod fairly quick. All you have to do is hold the menu and action buttons until your screen goes black. The top button on the click wheel is the menu button and it says menu. The button in the center of the click wheel is the action button. When you hold both of those buttons the screen goes black after a few seconds. What it is actually doing is restarting the iPod. It will take about 55 seconds for the iPod to reboot and when it does it will work fine again.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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...