Ipod NANO Hard Reset? or Reformat?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jayeskreezy, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    Basically, I want to get rid of any and all traces of my music before I send my nano back to apple. I just got it but I dont want it anymore and Im returning it. Ive looked online, but I cant seem to find out how to reformat or hard reset the nano so it wont have any trace of my activity on it. Can someone help me out ASAP? I need to send it back ASAP.
     
  2. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    If you are on a Mac, then reformat it using Disk Utility, like any other flash drive. On a PC it can be done in Disk Management.
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Apple don’t care what's on your iPod, unless you have kitty porn.

    I am serious about the latter. They are only legally compelled to inform the authorities about that.

    As far as setting the iPod back to pristine factory conditions, hard reset it, erase drive (single write of zeros) via Disk Utility, and then run the iPod Up dater.
     

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