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How to Reset iPod Classic

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If your iPod Classic isn't responding to clicks, it's probably frozen up. Just like when your computer freezes up, to fix your iPod you'll need to restart it. Resetting a frozen iPod Classic is pretty easy; here's how:

  1. Slide the Hold switch, the switch at the top left of the iPod, to "on" (so it's showing the orange). Then slide it back to hide the orange.
  2. Hold down the Menu and center buttons at the same time.
  3. Hold them for 6-8 seconds, or until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.
  4. Let go of the buttons at this point. The Classic is restarting.
  5. You may need to hold down the buttons again if the iPod still isn't unfrozen.


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