1. Plug it in. Plugging it into a computer or A/C power outlet can snap an iPod out of a freeze. 2. Reset the iPod. You can reset your iPod by holding down the Center button and the Select button (at the bottom of the wheel) or if your using an ipod nano, use the center button and the menu button. Hold it for about 10 seconds. iPod should power down, and then start back up again. Restarting takes a few moments, so be patient. If it doesn't work the first time, try it again. Laying it down flat map help it to reset. Also make sure that you are not touching any part of the Click-Wheel except the button you're pressing. This does not erase the contents of your iPod, it only reboots it. 3. Try a different USB hub. If your computer is not recognizing that you've plugged an iPod into it, just try a different USB port, or a different cable. 4. Make sure to try all the above steps. If nothing works, put it somewhere you will remember, plug in some speakers and leave it. Within a couple of hours it will run out of power. When it does, do not try to turn it back on. Plug it into a power source. This will restart the iPod completely, and you will have it back. 5. Restore the iPod. If even that last step doesn't work, plug it in to a computer and Restore it to factory settings. This will wipe your iPods contents, and replace them with a blank iPod. If you have no back-ups, then this is not a preferable situation. 6. If you wish to restore your iPod, however it will not connect to the computer... 7. Hold down menu and the center key until the Apple logo comes up on screen 8. Immediately when the Apple logo comes up on the screen, hold down the play key and the center key together. This puts your iPod in to DISK MODE. 9. You should now be able to connect your iPod to the computer. Open iTunes, select the iPod in the left hand menu then select the restore function 10. Also, for nano video, press and hold the middle button and the menu button together, it will go black, then keep holding it down, until you see a gray apple logo, then wait for it to go back to the menu page.
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