3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 10, 2014 6:26 AM by S.Stone
soonerborn56 Level 1 Level 1

I can't wake up my ipod nano 6 generation

iPod nano
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists

    Hello there soonerborn56,


    Here is a great article for assisting with an iPod that will not turn on.

    Named  iPod won't turn on it can be found here http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1383.


    Make sure the battery is charged

    iPod won't turn on if the battery is empty. Instead, a low battery screen appears for about 3 seconds when you try to turn it on.


    To charge your iPod, connect your iPod to your computer's built-in 6-pin FireWire or high-powered USB port or connect it to the Apple iPod Power Adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet. Note: iPod modelswithout a Click Wheel cannot be charged via USB. iPod shuffle requires a high-power USB port to charge. iPod nano and iPod (5th generation) can charge via USB or FireWire, but they require USB to sync with iTunes. If you're not sure what iPod model you have, click here.

    If you are connecting via USB and the battery is completely discharged, there may be up to a 30-minute delay before iPod powers up. Click here for more information.

    Reset iPod

    If iPod still does not turn on or appears to be "frozen" you may need to reset it. When you reset iPod all your songs and files are saved. Some customized settings may be lost.

    Let the iPod battery drain

    In rare cases, iPod might get into a state in which it needs to be drained completely before it can be reset. If iPod didn't turn on after you reset it, follow these steps:

    1. Disconnect iPod from all power sources and leave it disconnected for about 24 hours.
    2. Reconnect iPod to the Apple iPod Power Adapter or computer and reset it.

    Update iPod's software

    If iPod turns on after you reset it, use the latest version of iTunes to update iPod.

    Additional Information

    If you have tried the solutions above and iPod still won't turn on, check the following:

    • Make sure iPod is the only device in your FireWire or USB chain. Disconnect everything but the mouse, keyboard, and your iPod, then see if it will turn on.
    • Make sure you are using the FireWire or USB cable that came with your iPod, and that the cable is in good condition.
    • Try connecting iPod to the built-in port of a different computer to see if that works. Note: If using a portable computer, make sure it is plugged in to a power source and that the lid or display is open. If the lid is closed the computer may go into either standby, sleep, or hibernation mode and iPod will not charge properly.

    If you still can't turn iPod on after performing these steps, it may need to be repaired. You can arrange for repair at the iPod Service Website.


    All the best,


  • Clemintine Level 1 Level 1

    In that article it says that the Ipod Nano 6th gen. can't be charged using an USB, you have to plug it into a wall outlet.

  • S.Stone Level 1 Level 1

    No help when the button won't work.