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: 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: 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: 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: Build a custom iPod or iPhone cable

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to build a custom iPod and iPhone cable that'll simultaneously charge the Apple device and give an audio line out connection. Keep in mind that this process requires some soldering and since the pins on the Apple dock connector are really tiny, this can be a very strenuous process.

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.

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: Restore your iPhone or iPod to factory settings

If something happens to your iPod or iPhone and you can't remedy it with a reboot, you will need to restore your device to factory settings. This is not difficult to do and requires only your computer and your device. You should only restore your iPod to default if absolutely necessary, because you will lose all of your files and folders. Make sure you backup your music and photos before you do it! Good luck!

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 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: Safely remove scratches from an Apple iPod

This video shows the process of removing scratches from an iPod. The video demonstrates the best way to remove scratches not only from the metal but from the front viewing screen also. One starts with the recommended Weiman Metal Polish and 100% cotton cloth. To achieve best results and a scratch free finish, the video also gives tips like shaking the polish before use. Your iPod as well as any other similar piece of equipment will look scratch free and as good as new by following these simpl...

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: 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: 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: 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: Restore an iPhone or iPod Touch to factory settings

This video demonstrates the steps to restore your iPhone or iPod Touch to original factory settings. This is a way to undo or repair any damage to your phone caused by downloading unauthorized files or corrupt files. Be aware that this will delete all the files that are on your device including music, pictures, videos and contacts, so use this method when all others fail. First connect the device to a computer via USB and select the device in iTunes as shown. Go to the device's information pa...

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: 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: Fix an iPod with a "sad face" warning

In this video, harrymedan offers a do-it-yourself remedy to fix an iPod that has the "sad face" warning screen on it. As you follow along, he explains all the tools and supplies you will need to get started on this project. He demonstrates how to force the iPod into disk mode, leading you through, step by step. Once you achieve this he tells you how to connect the iPod to your computer and "Restore" the iPod back to factory settings, which usually fixes the problem.

How To: Put music onto any iPod using the iTunes application

In this tutorial, we learn how to put music onto any iPod using the iTunes application. First, plug in your iPod to your computer via the USB cable. Then, open iTunes on your computer and find your music library. After this, you will find the songs that you want to put on your iPod and drag them to the file that has your iPod. If you want to transfer it all, just click the sync button on the bottom of the page. This will put everything you have downloaded to your iPod. When finished, you can ...

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