- Unfortunately, although the Nano can show as a "drive" on My Computer, the Touch doesn't. The copying the hidden folder option is the best way around this, as it is a very good way of copying your ipod's contents to a different computer without using itunes. The only problem is that the original mp3 names will be renamed to four figure codes - fhgd, vbgh etc. To find out which file is which, set the the folder they are in to display 'details' and you will see their titles. you will probably find that importing them into itunes for the Touch will display the names, but you may find some that do not appear properly and will need editing via getinfo.
- Try a reset. Press centre button and menu. Hold for a few seconds to see if apple comes on screen. If that doesn't work plug it into a computer via a USB lead to recharge it. Docks and PSU type chargers may not work if it is dead flat. Update: I am talking from my own experience. I had a dead Nano and it would not charge from a PSU or dock, but did from a computer. Possibly it was because it was not an Apple psu. I would advise anyone with a dead Nano to try recharging from all sources.
- usually they will only come on via a computer once they get toally discharged. mains chargers will not work as they sometimes need to detact a small voltage from the unit to start the charge. If its dead flat they won't charge it. Update: I am talking from my own experience. I had a dead Nano and it would not charge from a PSU or dock, but did from a computer. Possibly it was because it was not an Apple psu. I would advise anyone with a dead Nano to try recharging from all sources.
- Most likely a faulty cable but I have seen the opposite, where an ipod will not play on a dock, but is all ok via USB etc. Not sure if it is a hardware or software problem. Possibly worn socket pins?
- Itunes is the normal way but you can access the ipod via MyComputer if you turn itunes off. Use "show hidden files" and look in the hidden folders.
- Could be that the volume has been completely turned down, too. Check VOLUME LIMIT in the SETTINGS menu
- The problem with ipods is that although the controls are "analog" the software that reacts to them is digital, so a faulty control can be due to a physical fault or a software/firmwa
re problem. If the reset does nothing, and itunes tells you the current software is up to date, the only thing you can do is to restore the ipod to default via itunes. If it still has problems after this it isd a physical problem.
- Yep. I reckon the mp3s are larger sized, higher bitrate files. The itunes read out should tell you how much memory each type of media is using.
- If you open the ipod you can try a gentle blast with a warm hairdryer to completely dry out the board first, before using the alcohol. try it once it is dry.
- I have had this. it is due to corruption of the files on the ipod, sometimes by not allowing it to finish synching before unpulgging it. Just delete the offending files and reload them from itunes
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