iPod Shut Out?

iPod Shut Out?

 

I just bought my new iPod classic a few weeks ago, but now it’s shut me out from using it. It doesn’t respond to anything I do, even when I try to force restart it. I tried restoring its software through iTunes but still it just shows me a little lock symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 

Ah, you had us stumped until you mentioned the lock symbol. You’ve actually stumbled upon a feature of your iPod that you didn’t realize was there: the hold feature. The top of an iPod (or the bottom of an iPod nano) has a little switch called the Hold switch. When you slide this switch, an orange bar appears under it, and the iPod’s controls are disabled. This prevents you from accidentally pressing buttons on your iPod, protecting your battery life when the iPod is sitting in your pocket or bag.

 

By the way, you can set a virtual lock to prevent others from using your iPod without your permission. From your iPod’s main menu, choose Extras > Screen Lock. Then use your clickwheel to set and confirm a code for yourself. Now whenever you want to lock your screen, simply choose Extras > Screen Lock > Lock. Just don’t forget the code—If you can’t remember it and you’ve locked yourself out of your iPod, you’ll have to erase and restore your iPod using the Restore button in iTunes.

 

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benet

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Anonymous

This is the same person that couldn't find the "any" key, isn't it?

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droughtquake

I think everyone who complained that this was too simple a problem to answer should just take a deep breath and relax.
I'm sure that this was an extremely frustrating problem for the person who submitted the question.

I've done some tech support and I remember a customer who came in with a 'defective' game CD. His sons used to play the game, but it just stopped working. Intuition told me to flip the disk over — it was completely scratched up!
(Kids, put CDs and DVDs back in their cases when you're not using them so they don't get damaged.)

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Anonymous

It must have been a slow day at the maclife.com office today to post this as a tip.

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Anonymous

These are the kind of problems that can be completely skipped by a pro and ofter go over looked by support. I think having this even just so someone can find it on google will help someone. I work at a phone store and you'd be surprised what some people miss.

Try using the key to unlock the car. It all depends on what kind of car. If it has that keyless start than there is a key hidden inside the remote. You need to get that out and use it to unlock the car. What car is it?

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New iPod User

Thanks for your offer of help. It's a 2008 Saturn, Aura.

One other thing... Maybe you could help with this too...

I took my new Saturn into the local oil change garage (before I locked myself out of it --- I haven't been able to get into it since my last post) and I think they are over charging me for their service. I paid for an oil change which included a refill on fluids, but they charged me extra for filling the tires. They are claiming that there is a $10 local tax that must be paid on winter air. Apparently there is no tax on summer air. Maybe I should just wait till summer to fill my tires from now on, eh?

Anyway, thanks again for your help.

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Mexber

Either you just emerged from an underground refuge since the last bombing in WWII or you definitely are just pushing how far the people at Mac-Life and/or the forum users would go to anwer your (place your favorite expletive here) questions.

I´m assuming if you can´t solve them on your own its ACTUALLY a good thing you are locked out of your car, for public safty.

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New iPod User

Emerged from an underground refuge since the last bombing of WWII? No, I was born in 1972.

Pushing how far gullible people 'Mac|Lifers' would go to answer my (chosen expletive) questions? No, I'm just posing questions of the same caliber as the original question. If you have a problem with these questions, maybe you should take your issue up with the Mac|Life editor (webmaster?) who decided to publish the original (chosen expletive) question.

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Mexber

Yeah... actually that's what I was trying to achieve...

Also, 30 PSI equal 21.092 Metre of water which is formally stated as mH2O but you could express as mw (which solves your winter air thing, you just need to go buy an air pump at a country which uses metric system :D )

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New iPod User

No, obviously that's not what you were trying to achieve or else you would have written an email to the editor of Mac|Life instead of suggesting that I, "...just emerged from an underground refuge since the last bombing in WWII or you definitely are just pushing how far the people at Mac-Life and/or the forum users would go to anwer your (place your favorite expletive here) questions.

I´m assuming if you can´t solve them on your own its ACTUALLY a good thing you are locked out of your car, for public safty."

Please learn to direct your comments to the proper person or group.

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Anonymous

Too funny.
Glad someone asks these questions tho. I finally got my car unlocked thanks to the "use a key" suggestion. Its been sitting in my back yard for the last 3 years. I've had to walk. I would have ridden my bike, but I didn't want to pay the air tax to fill the tires back up.

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New iPod User

Rofl, as much as I sympathize with your similar dilemmas, I find it hard to comprehend exactly what you find so funny about your (and my) situation. Anyway, I thought I found a solution to the Summer/Winter air problem, but another problem has crept up... I figured I would just buy a small pump that plugs into my car's cigarette lighter and use that -- Problem solved, right? --Wrong!!! The owner's manual for my car says to fill the tires to 35 PSI (S = Summer, right?). Well I haven't found any pumps that distribute PWI (W = Winter), so I guess I'll have to keep dishing out the extra $10 until the end of winter... Oh well.

By the way, I think you misspelled your name... Shouldn't that be Rolf, not Rofl?

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New iPod User

Mac|Life, I know this isn't a computer related question, but maybe you could help me out anyway. I just bought a new car and apparently the batteries in the keyless entry remote have gone bad... Please tell me how I can get into my car.

Thanks

PS - Thanks for your helpful information about my iPod classic that shut me out from using it.

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Ben

Isn't the world 'Hold' next to the sliding switch on the top pretty
self-explanatory?

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thanon

I can't understand how it is that owners of new electronic items don't even take a glance at the leaflets that come with their products. Okay, even when they don't glance at it, how about referring to the leaflet when you run into a problem? That's the first place I'd go to if I don't understand something. Good god!

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