If your iPod is not performing then you can perform 5 simple repair steps to get your iPod up and running. Remember that your iPod is a computer and computers do act up from time to time and no it is not always your ipod battery.
To repair your iPod follow the Five Rs:
1. Reset Your iPod.
2. Retry your iPod.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Reinstall your iPod software (using iPod updater).
5. Restore your iPod.
Resetting your iPod varys slightly on iPods but for the following iPods:
iPod mini (Second Generation)
iPod with color display (iPod photo)
iPod (Click Wheel)
Fifth Generation iPod (also known as iPod with video)
Then toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure your finger that is pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting your iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect your iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.
Retry your iPod with a different USB or FireWire port on your computer (the latest iPods can only be synced through USB).
Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates installed.
Reinstall your iPod and iTunes software. You can download the latest versions of ipod updater and iTunes from their respective websites.
Restoring your iPod with the latest iPod Updater will erase all songs and files on your iPod and restore it back to its original settings. After restoring your iPod, you can transfer your music and files from your computer back to your iPod again.
Until next time – Dan Hagopian, BatteryShip.com
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