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iPod Tricks Answered

Found out some tricks with the iPod?


If your iPod is acting funny, and you want to see whats wrong, you can do a diagnostics check. To enter Diagnostics Check mode, hold down center button and menu, till the apple logo appears. Then before the logo goes away, hold down center button and previous, then the screen will turn green. This will come up:

iPod Diagnostics BuildID: **** (Apple Logo)
SVC (The Date) V. ****


To move to a different selection, press previous or next. Move to a sub menu with the center button. To exit, go into the power sub menu, then select Reset. I have only tried this on a iPod 3rd Generation Nano.

It works on the iPod Video (5.5) as well. I'll have to try it on my grandma's 1st gen Nano.

confirmed on Ipod nano second gen.

Wonder if it works on a 1st gen mini...

this works with every ipod before ipod nano 3g. yes it works on the mini. i own a mini, shuffle, ipod nano 2g, 3g, and 4g.

you can get ILUNUX and play DOOM.... but linux sux

You picked the wrong place to say that for sure.

on cover flow, instead of scrolling, you can press fast forward and rewind to go to the next album


10 years ago

ahhhhhhh...ho'm i suppose to add more games to mu pod....uhhhhhh...are der any calvin n hobbes applications for d pod?????


10 years ago

I was trying the diagnostic thing on my classic, and it didn't work, so I started trying different combinations. I would get the apple logo, and then I would try the center and forward button instead. That didn't do anything so I tried pressing the play button and center button. I then got a white screen with a blocky battery icon at the top, a big check mark, and the ipod saying "Ok to Disconnect". I'm not sure what this does, but it might be for something. :P

does not work on the classic just shuts down all the time