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My iPod is frozen on the playback screen! Or, my iPod will not turn on or respond! What do I do?

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To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including:

Fifth Generation iPod (also known as iPod with video)
iPod nano
iPod with color display (iPod photo)
iPod (Click Wheel)
iPod mini
iPod mini (Second Generation)
 
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.

To reset iPod, iPod (scroll wheel), iPod (touch wheel), and iPod (dock connector)

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

This will reset (reboot) your iPod.  Please note – if you are running version 1.2 of the firmware this will reset your iPod’s clock.  Otherwise, it changes nothing else on your iPod.

For further info – iPod Issues? These five steps (known as the five Rs) will conquer most iPod issues.

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I'm a passionate, long-time lover of Apple products, and was a civil draftsman and graphic designer before creating the iLounge web site. My prior projects include work for The Los Angeles Times' LATimes.com, and the company Creative Domain, where I developed websites for clients including Columbia Pictures, Disney, Fox Studios, Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers. As the Publisher of iLounge, I direct the site's community forums, photo galleries, iPod User Group, and general business affairs, which have grown under my watch to over sixteen million page views every month. I'm happily married with one daughter, one dog (Rocket the Wonderdog), one cat (Ferris), many iPods, iPhones, iPads, and two turntables.