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Sync, customize, clean, and troubleshoot your iPod without having to head to the Apple store with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A computer
- Your iPod
- The latest version of iTunes
- A USB cable or Firewire
Open iTunes and connect iPod
Open iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer using either a USB cable or a Firewire.
Select your iPod form the iTunes window, and then click on the Summary tab at the top of the screen.
Click the Restore button and select one of the four restore options from the system prompt.
Enter iTunes name and password
Enter your iTunes name and password when prompted, if you are a Mac user.
Wait for the iPod to finish formatting itself, which may take several minutes.
Follow iTunes setup
Follow the prompts from iTunes and set up your iPod as if it were brand new.