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: Crack open your iPod Nano and access the inside

Apple products can be really expensive for some of us but we can’t live without them, especially the Apple iPods. For those that want to keep their iPods healthy and up to date, it may be a good idea to know the make-up of the interior to get an idea of how you can replace or fix parts when your iPod starts to go bad. This video shows you how to open up your iPod Nano by using a very thin putty knife. To get started, place the putty knife in the gap between the metal base and white case, sl...

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 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: 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: Put photos on a jailbroken iPod/iPhone without iTunes

Have a jailbroken iPod Touch or iPhone? If so, adding pictures is a breeze. So breezy is it, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about two minutes! For details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started transferring images to your iPod without going through iTunes, watch this helpful video guide.

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: 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: 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: Replace the battery in a Creative Zen Vision:M

Have a tweaking Zen Vision M? Your battery might need replaced, so do it yourself instead of paying someone else to do it! You don't need to pay an expensive professional when you only need to pay for the battery. This step-by-step video demonstration will show you the procedure for replacing the battery in your Creative Zen Vision:M Portable Media Player. You can use the replacement battery found in the video, or any other replacement battery, the results are the same.

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: 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: Unlock a locked iPod

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to unlock a locked iPod. Begin by connecting the iPod to your computer. It should fix itself automatically. If it doesn't press the Start button and select Control Panel. Click on Appearance and Personalization. Under Folder Options, select Show hidden files and folders. Check the box that says "Show hidden files and folders". Click Apply and then OK. Go to My Computer and open the iPod device. Select the Controls folder and click on Device. Delete th...

How To: Fix a jailbroken iPod Touch if it freezes

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reset a frozen iPod Touch after jailbreaking. iPod Touch is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, and Wi-Fi mobile platform. Begin by holding in the Sleep and Home button at the same time. Hold it until a black screen appears. After it appears, let go of the buttons immediately. Now connect you iPod Touch to your computer. Then open i-Tunes and Restore the iPod Touch. Now users are able to try to jailbreak their iPod Touch once again...

How To: Open up an Apple iPod Classic MP3 player

Accidents will happen. This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling an iPod Classic quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair or restoration. 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: Turn your IPOD to a Remote control

The iPod has become a common household item. With each new release, the iPod comes with more features, a steady progression from music to videos, and now as a phone. But did you know that there's a way to turn your iPod into a remote control? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to give your iPod remote control features with some internal tweaking. You need a Logitech bluetooth wireless set in order for this mod to work.

How To: Replace the digitizer screen on an iPod Touch 2nd Gen

This is a video tutorial that is showing its audience how to replace the digitizer screen on a 2nd generation Ipod Touch. The first step is to remove the screen from the Ipod touch. Secondly use a safe pry tool and run it between the backing of the screen and the glass, this will release the necessary clips that are holding your screen in place. Next take the screen off. Next separate the digitizer from the mid section with the safe open pry tool again. Pry apart the digitizer and the mid sec...

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: 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 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: Hack a 5.5g iPod's firmware with Alterpod

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to hack into your iPod's firmware on a Mac. In order to hack into the 5.5g iPod's firmware, you need to download the Alterpod, a firmware editing software. With this program, you'll be able to download themes onto your iPod. Keep in mind that this hack is for the 5.5 generation iPod and does not work for the 6th generation or the older ones before 5.5. When downloading themes, make sure to download the correct version.

How To: Sync an iPod with the Xbox 360

Do you want to know how to sync an iPod with the XBox 360? You must have an iPod and a XBox 360. Connect your iPod with your XBox with the USB cable. Transfer the files from the iPod to the XBox XBox helps play AAC format as well as MPEG movies. The iPod must be connected to the portable device section. This will help you share movies, music, pictures and other data and you can even copy the downloaded data to your iPod from the Xbox.

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