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Scarr Level 1 Level 1
I've just bought a new iPod, but I can't unlock the volume limt. I haven't set a volume limit combination code or know of one that came with it.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Scarr Level 1 Level 1
    I managed to unlock the volume limit.
  • Teddy05 Level 1 Level 1
    How did you unlock it..I am having the same problem.

  • corgi75082 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm also having the same problem. Interestingly, I successfully set the screen lock password without any issues, but it didn't seem to accept the same password for unlocking the volume limit.
  • gofins Level 1 Level 1
    I have had my 5th gen I-pod for a while and recently set my volume level and then locked it using a familiar 4 digit code...or so I thought. When I realized I had set the max level too low I went to unlock it and it shows the 2nd, 3rd, 4th digits as the ones I recall but the first digit lights up with red when I use any digit. So I don't know what the problem is! I have tried every possible digit in position 1 and it doesn't unlock. Do I really have to reset the whole device or is there some other way to find out what my code is?
  • pguria Level 1 Level 1
    OK, Same problem here, this time with a iPod Classic. Since I'm a newbie to this forum, where do I find the answer to this question?
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9
    If you can't remember the code to unlock the volume limit, you'll need to restore the iPod as outlined in this Apple article about setting and unlocking the volume limit.
  • pguria Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks. That's what I was afraid of....
  • juergenbaier Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem and can´t live with the volume limit of an Ipod Classic bought in the EU and like to unlock it. I tried some tools like GoPod, EuPod volumebooster or as well Hexedit in the setting but all are not working with 6G models. Does anyone has an idea to solve this problem?

    Message was edited by: juergenbaier
  • the fiend Level 6 Level 6
    juergenbaier wrote:
    I have the same problem and can´t live with the volume limit of an Ipod Classic bought in the EU and like to unlock it.

    That is not the same problem. The other posters are referring to the volume limit found on the Settings menu. This is used, usually, to restrict the maximum volume of a child's iPod, to stop them damaging their hearing due to their lack of knowledge.

    The EU *volume restriction* you are referring to cannot be removed on newer models of iPod, including yours. I believe the tools you mention did de-restrict older models.

    There are booster amplifiers that you could use, but it would be remiss of me if I did not caution you about damaging your hearing if you listen too loudly when boosting volume. I found that extremely good quality headphones compensate for lack of volume. Yes, I am being serious. When I use my Bose on-ear headphones I do not use my Altoids amp, a small booster amplifier I use with most other headphones I own.

  • juergenbaier Level 1 Level 1
    Thx for you feedback Phil and I agree all your points. Bt please remember the restrictions are only used in the EU. Do the US guys have different ears? My wish is to hear the same volume you guys are also doing and I can´t understand why someone will forbidden this to me.

  • the fiend Level 6 Level 6
    I'm in the EU as well, so I also have a restricted iPod. If you're in the EU then you know why. It's because the Brussels bureaucrats have decided to protect us from ourselves, whether we like it or not.

    It's not just the USA that has non-restricted iPods, it's anywhere not in the EU; Japan, Australia, and even Nigeria presumably! If you feel that strongly about it, you should take it up with your MEP (Member of European Parliament) because Apple _will not ignore_ this restriction! (It's been discussed before in these forums.)

  • deggie Level 9 Level 9
    Huh? Could you speak up a little, we can't hear you over here!
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9
    Do the US guys have different ears?

    I have some friends from the US coming to stay at the beginning of July. Whilst they are here, I'll examine them and let you know!
  • Precise1234 Level 1 Level 1
    It's really sick that we in the EU have the volume cap. I read somewhere about downloading US firmware to solve it, but I think it's more complicated than that and the chip inside (or something) prohibits this.

    I have a Nano 4g and can't hear it properly!

    Surely a solution must be developed soon...?

    Here's hoping.
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