Hot iPod & MP3 Players How-Tos

How To: Turn off your iPod Nano or iPod Classic

You can turn off both the iPod Nano and the iPod Classic the same way. To turn it off you have to push a button on the click wheel of the iPod. You will push and hold the play pause button until the iPod goes off. The play pause button is the one that has the two lines and the triangle side by side. Once you have held them down and the iPod has gone off then there is one more thing you need to do. On top of the iPod there is a lock button just move that button to the lock position and you are...

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: 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: Download music using Safari on your iPhone or iPod

The viewer learns how to download music on their iPhone or iPod using Safari. The video starts with the instructor talking about what it was that made him decide to use Safari to download music. The speaker uses a lot of profanity in his intro and the instructional part of the video does not start until 3 min into the video. The video/audio quality is poor at times. The instructor will show you in a step by step manner. If the viewer follows the instructions (and ignores the extra blah blah b...

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: Fix your iPod nano when it freezes

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix a frozen iPod Nano 4th generation. This technique can be used for any other iPod Nano model or iPod Classic. This method is very simple, fast and easy to do. This video is very basic and only lasts for 17 seconds. To fix the frozen iPod, simply hold the Menu button and center button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPod device and would like to learn how to fix it because it won't tur...

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: Do a battery replacement on a 1st Gen iPod Touch

Is the battery life on your Ipod diminishing? Watch this video as the folks at Repairs Universe show you how to replace the battery on your 1st generation Ipod. First you need some tools to pry open your Ipod. Flathead screwdrivers and razors work well. Take the razor and slowly inch your way around the opening to pry it open. Then take off the back cover. The battery is black and has a serial number and the Apple symbol on it. Don't confuse this with your hard drive. Watch the video for the ...

How To: Easily reset your iPod Nano

Need to reset your Apple iPod Nano but don't know how? Lucky for you the process could not be any simpler. It's so easy, in fact, that this video tutorial presents a complete and thorough overview of the reset process in under a minute's time. Unstick a stuck Nano with this how-to.

How To: Easily reset an iPod nano

Watch this step by step tutorial how to easily reset an iPod Nano. Toggle the hold switch a few times. Turn off hold switch. Hold down the Menu and Select buttons at the same time. Wait 8 to 10 seconds or until the Apple logo appears. Repeat steps 1-3 if necessary. This also works on all 4th and 5th Generation iPods, as well as others. The device should restart after about 6-10 seconds. Also works on the latest 4th generation iPod Nano.

How To: Open an iPod Video, Classic, and Nano

This video will show you how to open up iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano 1st and 3rd generations. If the Apple warranty no longer covers your iPod, it may be more inexpensive to do simple repairs yourself, instead of purchasing a new iPod. The first step to any repair though, is getting the iPod open without damaging any of the pieces. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to open the case on your iPod Video, Classic, 3rd generation, 4th generation and Nano ...

How To: Put an Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode

Need some help figuring out how to put your Apple iPod Classic into diagnostic mode? It's easy! And this iPod user's guide will show you how it's done. It's so easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in under four minutes. For details, and to get started testing and troubleshooting your own iPod, take a look.

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: Remove the SIM card from an iPhone

Check out this instructional electronics video that illustrates the simple process of removing the SIM card from an iPhone. It doesn't take much to pull the SIM card out of an Apple iPhone - just a small paperclip will do the trick. Check out how it's done by a technician in this tutorial video.

How To: Restart a frozen iPod Classic or iPod Video with the Menu & Center buttons

If you still have one of the older iPods, like the iPod Classic or the iPod Video, then you might have some problems with them freezing up occasionally. If that does happen, this video will show you the quick steps to restarting your Apple iPod by pressing and holding the menu and center 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 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Transfer from iPod to your computer

iPods have changed the way we listen to and purchase music. Nothing could be more convenient than having your whole library in one small package. Unfortunately, if something happens to your computer, you can't get your music off the iPod. Now you can! This video will show you how to transfer music from your iPod Nano to your computer using a free program.

How To: Turn your iPod Nano 4G off

MegaFastfinger shows us how to put your iPod Nano 4G on standby. You just press down on the play/pause button for a few seconds and the iPod will turn off, meaning it's on standby. To turn it back on you press down on the play/pause button for a few seconds and it will turn back on. To turn it off completely you need to press down on the center button, then the menu button and it will turn off. When you turn it on the apple logo should appear and you will know you've turned it off completely.

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...

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