View Full Version : iPod nano dead? Black screen with yellow text

31st May, 2012, 09:23 PM
Is the nano dead or can I reset it somehow?



31st May, 2012, 09:23 PM
connect to itunes ?

31st May, 2012, 09:28 PM
It says 'driver install error' on the computer

31st May, 2012, 09:29 PM
Updating iPod (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1483) any help

31st May, 2012, 09:33 PM
are u using the latest itunes ? also can u see the ipod in my computer ?

31st May, 2012, 09:37 PM
Yep running the latest itunes 10.6.1

It doesn't show up in iTunes, it comes up with 'unknown error 2005' now. I click on more information and it takes me to here - iPod: Cannot restore or update in iTunes with error 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436, or 1439 (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1372)
Which it doesn't let me do anyway =/

31st May, 2012, 09:47 PM
can u change any settings ? on display

l know this is old but might help , lots of folks are upgrading and finding that their iPods are no longer recognized. This is actually a common problem, and not isolated to iTunes 7. Sometimes it just happens, even without upgrade. I found my iPod nano was no longer being recognized by iTunes after upgrade, but fortunately, the fix is pretty simple.

First, some details. After upgrading, I plugged in my iPod nano, and heard it detect the hardware. However, it never showed up in iTunes. I opened up My Computer, and found that the drive was being recognized, so Windows was acknowledging its presence. iTunes just no longer was recognizing its existence. I unplugged it and re-plugged it in, but it just wouldn***8217;t pick up.

Apple recommends the five Rs when you***8217;re having troubles: reset your iPod settings, retry on a different port, restart your computer (after updating software), re-install your iTunes software, and restore your iPod (erasing all data on it). Trying each of these steps (one at a time, not all of them) will solve most problems with iPods.

In my case, I first reset my iPod settings by scrolling to Settings->Reset All Settings (on the iPod itself, silly). Once I did this and my iPod rebooted, it was recognized by iTunes. Yay! However, the firmware was out of date, and iTunes requested I update to the latest. (Note: the old iPod updaters appear to no longer work ***8212; you now appear to have to use iTunes to do firmware updates.) Unfortunately, the update didn***8217;t work. Here***8217;s a tip: wait until your iPod finishes syncing. Once finished, I did a restore + update, to get it to the newest firmware. Once that was done, my iPod re-picked up, and I had to configure its sync settings anew, and leave it to copy music.

31st May, 2012, 09:55 PM
I think it must be knackered as it doesn't show up on My Computer, iTunes or let me do anything on the screen on the iPod