Toggle the hold switch and put it back in the off position. Then press and hold the center button and the menu button simultaneously for ten seconds and the apple symbol should come up on the screen. Then it should work like normal. Hope this helps you!
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Re: ipod nano 8gb 3rd generation freezes
Press the menu and center button together for 5 sec, that will do a hard reset. If it keeps happening restore the firmware through itunes. If it happens after that, you need a new logic board. Open the iPod and replace the part. The part is available on ebay. Here's a guide on how to disassemble an iPod. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have a service do it for you there are third partyiPod Repair Services.
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Hold down the power and home buttons for 30 seconds until you get to the Apple logo screen. That should do a hard reset. If that doesn't work, let the battery completely drain (your iPod will turn off) and then charge it for an hour, then, try the reset again. If that still doesn't work, hook up to your computer and do a restore from iTunes. If none of these remedies work, then call Apple or go to the Apple Store in your area.
HEres what u have to do if ur Ipod nano froze on main screen try turning it off then shorten off the bateryes or if that does not work dont touch it for some hours if u do this then it will work if it doesnt work tell me
Press both the center button and menu until the circular spinning icon shows that the thing is rebooting. Also, try holding play for 5-10 seconds to shut the thing off. Then hold play for 5-10 seconds to turn it back on.
Actually this problem happened to me a long before.
1)so i waited for the entire battery to low and it automatically switched off .then charge it.IT MAY WORK
2)for me,when i replug my ipod it showed that FROZED screen.this was pretty sick.so i decided to HOLD the PLAY/PAUSE button for while and it automatically switched off and when i restarted it was working fine.
You might want to plug it into itunes and update/format the whole thing. You'll loose whatever's on there unless you're able to use "expod" or some other ipod-2-comp software, but if you can't get it to start at all, you'll end up loosing your media anyways. I'd try that, see if reformatting and updating firmware will help.
allright i have the same problem and i know how to get it to discharge, reset it then right when you see the apple logo hold previous and center. then it will take you to the whole systems analysis ******** that they do when you send it in, just go auto test and DONT continue, it wont auto shut off cause of the mode its in. thats what im doing right now.
Stuck or frozen you have to hold the the menu and middle ong for 10-20-30 secs
hold the menu +center button and it will turn off and reset http://ipod.about.com/od/troubleshootingyouripod/ht/reset_ipod_vid.htm