ipod mini 2nd gen won't turn off. What next?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by blah2blah, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. blah2blah macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    Ok, after I have tried what I think is everything I can do to get the ipod to tun off, what else can I do? Am I forced to own an ipod that won't shut off or is there anything AT ALL I can do? I addressed this issue a while back- to ask how to turn it off. But there was no resolution to the problem. So all I want to know now is can I send it back for repair or am I compelled to toss it and buy another?
  2. bloodycape macrumors 65816

    Jun 18, 2005
  3. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

    Then Proceed to hold the Play/Pause button.
  4. blah2blah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    Bloodycape, I think Apple Tech support is how I got here. Thanks, though.

    Thanks. I negelected to point out that all works just fine when connected to the computer. When disconnected is when it will not shut off. Seems no one has been able to sort out how to turn the ipod off when not connected. I do all the button pushing, toggling, waiting, repeating, unplugging, plugging back in... Just doesn't like being cut from the cord, I suppose. Sure runs down the battery when I'm out & about. So I would love to be able to have this vital function but in lieu of that, what else can I do but live with it or cough up more $$ and buy another? Do I have to toss this one? Seems a shame. Can I send it back for repair or will they only laugh? I like making people laugh but I'd like to get paid for it rather than pay them.
  5. xxstatic macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    Have you tried a full restore?

    Maybe the os is buggy and needs a refresh?

    Wierd how everything else works though so it's not a "button" thats bad...
  6. blah2blah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    Yes, I have done a full restore several times. As for the os being buggy, do you mean the Mac OS? Or is there an OS on the ipod? If you mean the Mac, I'm not so sure I want to do that... do I? As for a refresh on the ipod, if that's what you mean, I have no clue as to how. But I'd certainly be willing to give it a shot. Thanks
  7. xxstatic macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    The ipod os, if you have restored it multiple times it makes me think it truly might be a hardware issue, well I would use it that way until it gives up the ghost, not really worth sending it in with all the newer models out for such a reasonable price.
  8. blah2blah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    That's sort of what I feared - suspected. I can live with it, and I do have a Shuffle. It's just a bit of a drag. Thanks for trying.
  9. Tom B. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    Mar 22, 2006
    Go to 'Settings', then select 'Main Menu', then change 'Sleep' to 'On'. Now you should have a 'Sleep' option on your main men. If that doesn't let you put it to sleep, I don't know what will.

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