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: 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: 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 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 an iPod with a "folder & exclamation mark" warning

This video shows us how to fix an iPod that is displaying a folder icon and exclamation mark warning and does not function. The first thing you will need is obviously the iPod, typically the 1st Generation to 5th generation iPod. The second thing you will need is your sync cable, and also a wall charger. The first thing you have to do with the iPod is to reset the iPod by holding down the center button and at the same time hold down the menu button. After a few seconds without letting go the ...

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: 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: 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: Open up a 6th generation iPod Classic

In this how to video, you will learn how open an iPod classic. Notice that the sides of the interior of the bottom case have tabs. There are metal locking clips at the bottom of these. The plastic clips on the front cover engage these to lock the cover into place. This means you will need a pry tool in order to remove the cover. First, you will need to use the pry tool and insert it into the side of the device. Try to get under the clip and pry it from the front base plate. Work around the si...

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: 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 wifi on iPhone or iPod Touch

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix the Wi-Fi problem on an iPod Touch or iPhone. Begin by clicking on Settings and select General. Then scroll down to click on General and select Reset Network Settings. When a confirmation window pops up, click on "Reset Network Settings". The iPod device will then reboot. Now click on Settings and select Wi-Fi. Then select a network to connect to. This video will benefit those viewers who have an iPhone or iPod Touch, and would like to learn ho...

How To: Replace the glass screen digitizer on an iPod Touch

In this how to video, you will learn how to replace the touch glass screen digitizer on an iPod Touch. First, use a pry tool and run it along the sides of your iPod Touch. Once this is done, remove the cover. To remove the battery, run the pry tool along the edges and gently pry it out. Remove the black tape from the bottom to reveal screws. Now use a screw driver to remove the screws shown. Remove the screw hidden by the wires connecting the battery to the board. Next, remove the metal shiel...

How To: Get Rock app on iPod Touch or iPhone

In this iPhone/iPod Touch tutorial, you'll find out the best way to get the rock app onto your device. The first thing you will need though is a jailbroken iPod Touch or iPhone in order for this to work and obviosuly Cydia donwloaded onto your device. Make sure to add this source in cydia: http://apt.modmyi.com/ Enjoy!

How To: Mod your iPod and make the sound louder

It's believed that most iPods carry the Wolfson Microelectronics WM8975 codec and although it does a great job converting the digital audio on the iPod's drive into analog audio, the iPod's amplifiers don't make the sound loud enough to hear through your headphones. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to mod your iPod so that it'll bypass the iPod's amplifiers and run the audio out from the Wolfson DAC to your stereo. Keep in mind that this process requires breaking into you...

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: Unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic

This quick video tutorial will show you how to unfreeze an iPod Nano or Classic. To unfreeze your iPod, do the following: Hold the "Menu" and "Center" button for 10 seconds. Once you see the Apple Icon, hold the "Center" button, and the "Play" button at the same time, for 10 seconds. This should fix the problem, and your iPod is now ready to go.

How To: Reset your iPod Touch from a jailbroken state

In this video from iPT2gGeec we learn how to restore your tethered or semi tethered iPod 2G jailbroken device. To do this, open the Red Snow application. Go to Step 3 and click upload DFU file. Unplug your iPod for 2 seconds and plug it back in. You should get a white screen. Now exit the GUI and iTunes should pop up. Click on Restore button after the message says iPod has been found in Recovery mode. This is the only way to do this. If you don't get the white screen, put it back in DFU mode ...

How To: Restart a frozen iPod Nano (5th Gen) with the Menu & Center buttons

One problem that happens quite frequently with most Apple iPod products is freezing. Nobody likes a frozen screen, because you can't do anything! Well, if you have an iPod Nano (5th Generation), then this video will show you how to reset and restart it 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: Delete unwanted apps on an iPod Touch or iPhone

In this video tutorial, learn how to delete unwanted applications on the iPhone or iPod Touch. Begin by finding the application(s) that you want to delete. Then, press the application(s) and hold it. All the applications will have an X on the top left corner. Click on the application(s) that you want to delete and select "Delete". Another window will pop up asking for a rating of the application. Users may choose to rate it or simply select "No Thanks".

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: Replace an iPod battery without any tools

This how-to video demonstrates an easy, no anxiety, no pain way to replace an iPod battery that will have your iPod running for the other 2 years. These video instructions are good for: Ipod Video 30,60,40,80GB or Ipod Classic 80,160GB; as they all have the same structure. Watch this video iPod tutorial and learn how to change the battery on an iPod without using any tools.

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