How to restart a seized ipod

Written by jason taetsch
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How to restart a seized ipod
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If you experience an error while using the iPod and it seizes up, you can simply restart it to resolve any issues. A restart does not affect any data saved to the hard drive.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Turn on the iPod.

  2. 2

    Toggle the "Hold" switch at the top of the iPod. Make sure it is in the "Off" position.

  3. 3

    Press the "Menu" and "Select" button at the same time until the "Apple" logo appears on the screen. This usually takes six to eight seconds.

Tips and warnings

  • Connect the iPod to a power source or computer if it is unresponsive. Make sure your fingers are not touching any part of the click-wheel.

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