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How to reset a ipod shuffle?
asked Jan 12, 2011 by triuser (1,765 points)

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Sometimes an iPod may freeze and not respond to your commands. This can happen for a number of reasons and does NOT necessarily mean that you have a serious problem and will need iPod recovery software.

An iPod can be reset, which is just like re-booting a computer. Resetting an iPod is a straight forward procedure and ...

Resetting an iPod will NOT erase iPod music or data files.

Use the information below as a guide to resetting your iPod or visit the Apple iPod website for more detailed information.

answered Jan 20, 2011 by trianswer (22,754 points)
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The iPod reset utility will reset your iPod shuffle back to it's factory settings. It works for the following shuffles: iPod shuffle (1st Generation) - iPod Software version 1.1.5, iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) - iPod Software version 1.0.3
The reset utility will fix the following issues.
1. The iPod won't play music and can't be restored using iTunes
2. iTunes won't see the iPod but you can see it under "My Computer" in windows or under Apple System Profiler on a Mac.
3. iPod shuffle (1st Generation) is identified as a device in "Recovery mode." iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) is identified as a "USB DFU device."
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2. You have to have administrator privileges to run the restore software and it will wipe out all the information on the iPod (including all your music) and install factory software back onto it.
System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9, or later, Win2k with sp4, Win XP, this won't work on Vista.
Download the file for the program here:
MAC
url://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102formac.html
Windows
url://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102forwindows.html
3. Install the software onto your computer, plug your iPod into the USB port and run the reset program, it will ask for your permission to reset the iPod, answer yes and the process will proceed. After finishing the reset procedure then use iTunes or whatever software is used to access your iPod and load your music. Enjoy your toy!
answered Jan 20, 2011 by trianswer (22,754 points)
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    The iPod reset utility will reset your iPod shuffle back to it's factory settings. It works for the following shuffles: iPod shuffle (1st Generation) - iPod Software version 1.1.5, iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) - iPod Software version 1.0.3
    The reset utility will fix the following issues.
    1. The iPod won't play music and can't be restored using iTunes
    2. iTunes won't see the iPod but you can see it under "My Computer" in windows or under Apple System Profiler on a Mac.
    3. iPod shuffle (1st Generation) is identified as a device in "Recovery mode." iPod shuffle (2nd Generation) is identified as a "USB DFU device."
    2

    You have to have administrator privileges to run the restore software and it will wipe out all the information on the iPod (including all your music) and install factory software back onto it.
    System requirements are Mac OS X 10.3.9, or later, Win2k with sp4, Win XP, this won't work on Vista.
    Download the file for the program here:
    MAC
    url://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102formac.html
    Windows
    url://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ipodresetutility102forwindows.html
    3

    Install the software onto your computer, plug your iPod into the USB port and run the reset program, it will ask for your permission to reset the iPod, answer yes and the process will proceed. After finishing the reset procedure then use iTunes or whatever software is used to access your iPod and load your music. Enjoy your toy!
answered Jan 20, 2011 by trianswer (22,754 points)

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