Are you Familiar with the iPod Nano Reset Function?
iPod Nano Reset
The iPod Nano reset function is often used when the iPod Nano 8GB freezes up and is not responsive. Some people are confused about how to properly use the iPod Nano reset so we’ll go over it here. To reset your iPod Nano 8GB, simply move the HOLD button to the on position and then back off again. Then hold down the Menu and Center buttons for approximately 6 seconds until you see the Apple logo. That’s all there is to it!
Before you try the iPod Nano reset function, do make sure your iPod Nano 8GB is charged. I know, I know, that’s like calling in the television repairman only to discover the set isn’t even plugged in but it does happen so to avoid frustration, make sure the battery on your iPod Nano 8GB isn’t dead or resetting it won’t help.
The iPod Nano reset function won’t fix all problems you may be having with your iPod Nano 8GB but it is useful when your Nano isn’t responding at all. It is similar to powering your computer on and off when it freezes up instead of shutting it down correctly. If your iPod Nano 8GB is still responding but you are having difficulty playing music, there are other things you can do instead of an iPod Nano reset. For example, the problem could be as simple as the Hold button being in the on position or perhaps the headphone or earphone connection is loose. A common occurrence happens when the iPod Nano 8GB is paused; in this case you would not need to perform an iPod Nano reset; instead, just press the play/pause button.
Another thing you can check if the iPod Nano reset function doesn’t work or if you are having trouble playing music is the placement of your iPod Nano 8GB in a dock or docking station. Make sure your iPod is firmly in place and that you have connected any cables correctly. Some problems can also occur if you haven’t upgraded to the latest version of iTunes. Not only will you be unable to purchase new music but the music you purchased using an old version of iTunes won’t play on your iPod Nano 8GB until you upgrade.
Although the iPod Nano 8GB user guide does instruct users to try the iPod Nano reset function repeatedly if it doesn’t work the first time, do check batteries, connections, and other issues before you decide your iPod Nano 8GB doesn’t work and send it out to be repaired. Another thing to check if the iPod Nano reset function doesn’t restore your iPod Nano 8GB is moving your iPod to another USB port on your computer if the problem occurs while it is plugged into your computer. You might also try rebooting your computer if you haven’t done so in some time or if you’re short on RAM.
While the iPod Nano reset function will usually get your iPod Nano 8GB up and running in no time, as you can see, there are plenty of other minor issues that could be the culprit if you are having difficulty playing music on your iPod Nano 8GB. Refer to the Troubleshooting section in the back of the iPod Nano 8GB user guide for more tips on what to do if you are having problems with your iPod.
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