Ipod Disk Mode Ok to Disconnect

The iPod message "Disk Mode Ok to Disconnect" appeared suddenly on my iPod Nano without me knowingly turning this mode on. I tried to use the buttons or the wheel to turn it off but nothing seemed to work. I was getting desperate and decided to Google for a solution. Many people are using the iPod and it was highly unlikely that I was the only one experiencing this strange disk mode.

I learned that the only way to get out disk mode would be an reset of the iPod. Did I say that I hate it that the iPod can't be turned off completely, there is no off switch. Well, to reset a newer iPod model I had to follow these steps:

To turn iPod Disk mode off:

  1. Toggle the hold switch on and off.
  2. Press and Hold the Select and the Menu button for more than ten seconds. If you have different buttons, try the Play/Pause and Menu buttons instead until the Apple logo appears.
  3. The normal selection screen should appear, your iPod is out of Disk mode.

To turn iPod Disk mode on:

  1. Toggle the hold switch on and off
  2. Press and Hold the Select and the Menu button for six+ seconds
  3. Release both buttons when the Apple logo appears
  4. Press and Hold the Select and Play button until the Disk Mode text appears

iPod disk mode

The method may differ for you, depending on the iPod model you are using. Apple has detailed information about how to get in and out of disk mode for all iPod models. It is best that you pay the support page over at Apple's website a visit if the method above does not work for you, for instance if you have different buttons on your iPod.

You may need to hold down the Sleep and Hold buttons down on newer devices until the screen turns black to turn off disk mode on them.


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  1. aimee said on August 16, 2006 at 5:28 am

    thanks! worked a treat! xxx

    1. DeArsenio said on January 29, 2007 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks a million man. I was so distraught when that disk mode thing just popped up and I really didnt know what to do. Every now and then I go out and Strut (Walk) just for exercise and modeling practice and the night before I figured Id just leave the ipod disconected from the charger all night and let the battery die out but that didnt work either because the ipods batteries have so much standby power that It would have taken all week for all the power to die out. But anyway thanks a million cause I really didnt want to reset all my music. THANKS!

      1. Dillon said on March 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

        hey thanks alot for the help, it was simple for me to fix, idk how that happened weired…..

      2. Anonymous said on June 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm


    2. travis warner said on December 31, 2010 at 7:01 am

      dude THANK YOU so much my mom had my ipod and i gott it back with tht on it i was tore up….thanks dude

  2. Lee said on August 19, 2006 at 7:00 pm

    Thankz so much for the information! This Website is great!!!!!!!!!!

  3. carlos said on August 19, 2006 at 7:02 pm

    Yeah!! thanks that topic really works!!

  4. jimbob said on August 21, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    it worked the only website that gave me the right information.!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Braulio said on August 21, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you! You’re the best! I thought it was broken!

  6. lenny said on August 22, 2006 at 7:03 am

    Thanks heapz. Worked first time.

  7. Sand said on August 23, 2006 at 2:23 pm

    THANK YOU!!! Phew …

  8. lulin said on September 10, 2006 at 2:20 am

    Thank you. Really helpful info.

  9. Reggie said on September 11, 2006 at 3:17 am

    Thanks buddy, very helpful info, thanks for sharing.

  10. Rachel said on September 17, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks soo much. i thought my iPod was broken. =]]]

  11. duncan said on September 19, 2006 at 2:04 am

    this is wierd but its still not changing. i dont know whats wrong .help! plz

  12. duncan said on September 19, 2006 at 2:09 am

    nvm sry everybody .wow got it wicket.thanks
    you guys are good

  13. Shuzo said on September 30, 2006 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks! Im not sure why someone would want to make their iPod only usable as an external harddrive?

  14. Josie said on September 30, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    Oh My Gosh..That You Your My Hero I Thought It Had Broken! Im Adding This To Favourites!

  15. ludwig said on October 2, 2006 at 10:33 am

    Thanks, great tip.

  16. Alyssia said on October 10, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    Holy cow. Thank you soo much. I finally got my iPod out of Disk Mode, but somehow ALL my music got deleted and I have no idea why! And it’s my family iPod. I guess I’m screwed anyways, but thanks a million.

  17. Teghr said on October 15, 2006 at 3:07 am

    Thanx man… u really came through with that turn off disk mode i thank u once again Thanx!- Teghr

  18. tasha said on October 28, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    THANKSSS! woo fort i was in trouble den ! :D ta agen :D

  19. shauna said on November 13, 2006 at 10:31 pm

    o myyyy this isnt working for me i dont no wat to do. . .does it have to be plugged into the computer wen u do this

  20. ikosher said on November 20, 2006 at 1:53 am

    nothig works!!!!!!!!!i have tried averything on the web and nothing…

  21. Martin said on November 20, 2006 at 10:37 am

    This should be working if you get the message Disk Mode OK to disconnect. Maybe you are doing something wrong ?

    The ipod does not have to be connected to the pc

  22. mike said on December 5, 2006 at 7:43 am

    thanks i thought it was broken =]

  23. daiana said on December 12, 2006 at 1:22 am

    hi great information but unfortunatly this didnt help me so i was just wondering if you have anyother information that can help me fix my ipod because i dont know what i am doing wrong .. thanx for your help bye

  24. daiana said on December 12, 2006 at 1:24 am

    great information but unfortunatly this didnt help me so i was just wondering if you have anyother information that can help me fix my ipod because i dont know what i am doing wrong .. thanx for your help bye

  25. cozza99 said on December 14, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    thnx m8 – packed in whilst at the gym and I thought it had had it! All okay again.

    1. MJ said on December 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks so much.

      After spending over 3 hours yesterday trying to set up my son’s ipod touch, which I still cannot seem to download songs to. I was dismayed to find when I charged my ipod this morning, that another thing did not work. Maybe it is because we just downloaded the newest version of itunes or it is looking for the ipod touch…..who knows, it is now fixed!

  26. Carlos said on December 20, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    con madre ya me estaba desesperando con el problema del Disc Mode pero ya lo resolvi GRACIAS

  27. Rieka said on December 23, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Wow that’s awesome… Tahnk you so much. I seriously thought my I-pod isn’t going to work anymore…
    Merry christmas :)

  28. Rieka said on December 23, 2006 at 12:33 pm

    Wow that’s awesome… Thank you so much. I seriously thought my I-pod isn’t going to work anymore…
    Merry christmas :)

  29. Yanci said on January 1, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!
    i was so angry wit the ipod but now wit this info it’s good :)

  30. Lala said on January 2, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you so much for your help!

  31. prashanth said on January 3, 2007 at 6:52 am

    This site is really good its really helpful.Because i solved many of my ipod problems using this instructions given in this site.
    thank u.

  32. fe pavan said on January 10, 2007 at 1:08 am

    thanx so much…
    i thought i´ve lost it.

  33. Breanne said on January 11, 2007 at 4:15 am


  34. Breanne said on January 11, 2007 at 4:21 am

    yay i thought this was it my ipod has been thru alot in its year of life its hold button is broken off and its majorly scratched lol but thanx anyways

  35. donatella said on January 13, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Have I told you latetly that I FREAKING LOVE you?

    It works!

  36. dont no said on January 15, 2007 at 3:47 am

    my ipod nano is in disk mode and i didnt put it n 2 it. i tried restarting it but it still wont work. helllllpppppp!!!!!!!!!

  37. caddylackness said on January 16, 2007 at 12:48 am

    YOU RULE!!! That worked – got me out of “Disk Mode” hell – thanks bro.

  38. Anna said on January 17, 2007 at 2:54 pm

    Thank You so much You save my day

  39. Susana said on January 22, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for everything that really help fix the problem with my ipod of the disk mode.your are the best thanks always.

  40. Devin said on December 10, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    thanks I got all sad because I thought I was going to have to pay to get it fixed, but this worked

  41. Jill said on December 15, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you so much. I didn’t lose any of my songs either. Great advice.

  42. Tan said on December 26, 2007 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks a lot for this. It did work. But another problem has cropped up.
    After it got out of the Disk Mode, The Apple Logo is appearing and then disappearing. Its not even letting me turm off the Ipod. Though i can switch between Disk Mode and Regular mode.
    Any Help ????

  43. Priya said on December 28, 2007 at 4:55 am

    thank you so much. I was really worried that something had happened to my ipod nano. It did work. I did not lose any of my songs. great!

  44. mat said on December 30, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    I have the exact same problem as Tan; my iPod Classic 80G is cycling on and off, showing the Apple Logo on and off. I’ve called the helpline 1-800-275-2273 and Ryan (very helpful guy) told me I need to restore the iPod’s software using iTunes. This takes ~15′ using a fast connection, he told me.

  45. sadek said on December 31, 2007 at 5:15 am

    thank you very much

  46. MDMA_Prototype said on January 1, 2008 at 3:33 am

    thank you so much. I HATE technology. I’m just glad i didn’t have to pay for this POS.

  47. Tiffany said on January 1, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Thank you! You’ve saved my arse. Was getting really worried!

  48. jabs said on January 7, 2008 at 6:35 am

    a lotttttttttttttttttttssss…..:):):):):)

  49. zimm said on January 10, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    its not working for my 30gb i pod

    im dieing with out my music!!!!

  50. franky said on January 12, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Another Way I found out was when you sync your ipod with itunes to click on the bith with your ipod on it then it has on the screen Ipod Version and options there is 4 options – Open itunes when this ipod is connected, sync only checked songs maually manage music ENABLE DISC USE it should be ticked untick it and then walah

  51. Lorna said on January 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks Sooooo Much ! Your A Lifesaver ! It had happened about four-six months before, but I couldn’t remember how to get it back to normal ! Without you I would have just been soooo depressed, as I recently had to reset my iPod because I wanted to use iTuneson my Laptop which took all of the old songs off of it. THank you so much ! You were a great help :D

  52. Tom said on January 25, 2008 at 3:05 am

    Thanks so much ^ ^

  53. jeffrey said on January 25, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    thank you so much.. you’re def a life saver!

  54. lavinia said on January 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks so much for this tip, it works!

  55. madison said on February 3, 2008 at 3:44 am

    Great tip. Thanks a bunch! I thought my ipod was broke.
    Lots of kisses

  56. Noor said on February 4, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Tanx, i almost killed my ipod with a sledghammer.. But its stil alivie tanx to you! :)

  57. Jannick said on February 6, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    It worked ;-)

    Thanks guys! :)

  58. Michele said on February 8, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the tip – worked great! You’re my hero – can’t make it through a workday without my music!

  59. Michael said on February 8, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    TY!! :D awsome infomation :)

  60. GreenDayFREAK said on February 12, 2008 at 3:44 am


  61. Andy said on February 15, 2008 at 6:52 am

    It worked, THANKS!

  62. Dave said on February 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks it worked!

  63. Tos said on February 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    dude, your the greatest…ive been fiddling around with it forever and been on so many crappy websites and this is the only one that worked! Thanks dude if anyone i know has this problem im telli themto go to this site!!!!!

  64. siri said on February 16, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks a million, u saved my life

  65. chris c said on February 17, 2008 at 7:32 am

    amazing, thank you so much for being a genius!

  66. Sooz said on February 19, 2008 at 1:47 am

    May the Lord bless you and keep you well and giving out great advice! :)
    Thank-you so so much! I still have the instruction booklet but there is no drawing of what the screen looks like. It just says “to reset your ipod”. I was scared to death that I would somehow erase the information on my ipod. I ran to the computer and just typed in disk mode o.k. to disconnect and I read your comforting advice. THANKS! :)

  67. Sheepy said on February 28, 2008 at 11:30 am

    I just wanted to say thank-you SO much. I was completely flabbergasted when this happened && had no idea why! I never had these kind of difficulties with my ipod mini, yet my video is constantly giving me difficulties.
    Very frustrating.
    Anywho, thank-you :D

  68. Kendi said on March 1, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    OMG THANK YOU! I woke up to find it like that… and i couldn’t figure it out.

  69. slushy said on March 1, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    thanks!!!!!!!! :) im so happy ur so awesome

  70. mud said on March 3, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    wow thanks so much it worked

  71. O happy day said on March 5, 2008 at 4:12 am

    Thank YOU u made my day man i go through ruff days without music

  72. Joanna said on March 7, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Okay, it’s still not working! Which button exactly is the Select and the Menu button ? Is it the top ‘Menu’ button or the play/pause button? or do you mean both??
    arrg, how did this happen anyways!

  73. mary said on March 10, 2008 at 9:54 am


    you = hero.

  74. Candy said on March 13, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    You are my Hero!!! I totally freaked out and you saved me!!

  75. Tanya said on March 18, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you – I totally panicked and you saved the day :)

  76. Mark said on March 20, 2008 at 3:05 am

    worked just fine. Thanks

  77. colton said on March 21, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    i tryed it with a new nano video and it doesnt work is there someting im doing wrong?

  78. meredith said on March 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    This happens to me A LOT, and until this, I’ve just let the stupid thing die and then just charge it again. I’d take it in to Apple and they wouldn’t help.
    I’ll never forget this!!!

  79. thereon said on April 3, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Thanks man you are my hero!

  80. francesca said on April 4, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    thanks a lot! this helped.. i thought my ipod went dead =)

  81. mr. blunt said on April 7, 2008 at 5:58 am

    thanks, thought i lost my ipod for a sec there.

  82. Bill said on April 7, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    The i-tunes website was directing me to restore and lose all of my songs. Thanks to your information, I am back up and running just like before. Thanks so much for your help.

  83. Claude said on April 9, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Thanks. I could bring a smile on wife’s face again.

  84. trish said on April 12, 2008 at 5:12 am

    thanks so much! i was worried i’d have to completely reset it!

  85. Shrinivasan Neelamegam said on April 13, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    You rockkkk! Thanks for putting this here. I was lost totally.

  86. Anil said on April 14, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    tnx..saved my day !

  87. Jacob said on April 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Thanks a lot, it really worked :-)

  88. mbd said on April 17, 2008 at 3:09 am

    OMG!!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!! I thought I was going to have to get a new one. Thank goodness for this site!

  89. Kip said on April 17, 2008 at 7:04 am

    For anyone who resets their Ipod from the disc mode and does not see the sleep option on the menu on your Ipod, go to Settings then to Main Menu and Sleep will be turned off, just click on instead.

  90. patrik said on April 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm


  91. maureen said on April 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks, you are a lifesaver. I dont have a clue what disk mode is but i’m glad it is gone!

  92. alyssa said on April 21, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Thank you so much!
    (this works for the ipod video too)

  93. michelle said on April 22, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Disk mode put me in a panic this morning. Thanks for the Fix!!!!!

  94. helluu said on April 24, 2008 at 8:35 am

    U really saved me!! tnx!!

  95. elainje said on April 24, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Thnx sooooo much, thought it was gubbed!

  96. Chrissy said on May 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    thank you so much! you totally saved me.

  97. Malu said on May 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    You are seriously the love of my life. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’ve lost everything on my iPod so many times in the past because of crap like this.

  98. miro said on May 5, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    thanks very much

  99. Austin said on May 6, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    thanx bro i needed it haha!!!!

  100. Rich said on May 8, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    thanks great advice, AAA+++

  101. Kate said on May 9, 2008 at 11:04 am

    thank God for you and Google

  102. trev said on May 10, 2008 at 2:12 am

    omg thank you, i was so pissed that i couldnt listen to my music thank god for gooogle and this site!

  103. Juany said on May 11, 2008 at 12:44 am

    Wow, i thought my i-pod was done. Thank you very much. My i-pod is now alive.

  104. SARAH said on May 13, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Thanks very much, was starting to panic, and itunes help is useless.

  105. Emil said on May 13, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Thank you, but after exitting disk mode my ipod just shows the apple logo. Is that because the battery is low or…?

  106. Maggie said on June 1, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Ohhh thank you SOOOOO much, it WORKED!! yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :]

  107. Eileen said on June 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you so Much!

  108. Aaron said on June 5, 2008 at 2:53 am

    Thanks! It took me hours to try to figure it out, and here’s a solution that took 15 seconds, thanks again!!!

  109. rachel said on June 7, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    omggggggg thnx sooo much my ipod went into disk mode and i didnt no how to get out of disk mode so i went onto google and found this page and now my ipod is fine i thought i broke it now i can enjoy going out splashing my tunes on the beach :D x

  110. will deez nuts said on June 9, 2008 at 2:44 am

    thanks my ipod know kiks ass

  111. Toni said on June 15, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Holy shit thats awesome how did you ever figure that out thank god you did. Now my ipod is workin Thanks.

  112. liz said on June 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks a million. I am in China facing 13 hour plane ride back to US and was sad at thought of doing it without functional ipod. Came here, found answer via google, and will now be able to use ipod on plane!

  113. sarah said on June 20, 2008 at 4:46 am

    it didn’t wrk for me!!!!

  114. Brian said on June 23, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Beautiful. Worked like a charm!!

  115. Jessie said on June 28, 2008 at 1:02 am

    thanks a bunch

  116. craig said on June 29, 2008 at 11:40 am

    wow that is awsome, how did u know that, i thought my ipod was broken

  117. Mark said on July 5, 2008 at 8:21 am

    heyyyy thanks SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!! at start it didnt work cos hold was on haha but then i figurd it out yeh so thanks!!!!!!

  118. WOW amazing said on July 5, 2008 at 9:20 am

    thank you so much too, i was about to have an aneurysm, thought it was broken

  119. lola said on July 9, 2008 at 2:49 am

    omg it worked so well now i get to use it on my flight back to GA thank you sooooooooo much there is nothing greater than listening to my ipod thanx:)

  120. BBLuv said on July 9, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    press the center button and hold the menu at the same time and the iPod will reset and you do not loose your songs.

  121. Mick Alvey said on July 18, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Someone had a comment above that the ipod qwas cycling between disk mode and the Apple logo or out of disk mode… well this is true – you need to go intothe itunes program in the settings and uncheck “Use/enable Disk Mode” Then the ipod will not go back into disk mode when plugged into computer.!!

  122. arielle said on July 22, 2008 at 3:40 am

    i can’t even get my computer to recognize that my iPod’s plugged in. it keeps showing the apple logo and won’t let me do anything with it. what should i do about it? i got it out of disk mode, but now it’s just showing the apple sign. help?

  123. W. Gallagher said on July 28, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Many thanks for the advice. My iPod Mini got into this mode (I don’t know what I did to induce it) and I was beginning to panic, thinking that maybe I would have to reset it and lose all of the music. Not so, thanks to your advice.

  124. rk said on July 29, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Thanks– worked as stated. Apple should provide a direct link to this page.

  125. Tiffany said on July 29, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Thank You so much… I was freaking out and thought my Ipod was broken.

  126. unknown said on August 3, 2008 at 12:26 am

    thank you so much i was just looking for somthing like this

  127. Rajesh CR said on August 5, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Really nice. It worked!!!
    thanks my dear friend

  128. Cindy said on August 7, 2008 at 1:30 am

    OMG!!thank you soo much..i thought i was goin through problems.i needed this so badly cuz im goin through tough times n my ipod is my life..thank u soooo much!!

  129. Gavin said on August 8, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    Hey, I had my iPod in my back pocket and when I brought it out it was just as you described.

    Thanks to finding your page through google, I sorted it in seconds.

    Thanks so much!

  130. Trip said on August 8, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!! now i can go to the gym lol

  131. Emily Lemon said on August 11, 2008 at 9:00 am

    This worked – unbelievable that we’re all having the same problem!!
    Just took me a few attempts to work out what buttons you were referring to – and in seconds all was back to normal (-:

  132. Joztrvln said on August 16, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    It worked! Thanks much for posting this solution!

  133. Nicole said on August 22, 2008 at 4:38 am

    my ipod is stuck in disk mode…wont let me get out of disk mode (it got there by itself) tried resetting it manully and that didnt work, and i tried restoring it on my computer and that didnt work either.

  134. Margot said on September 1, 2008 at 2:07 am

    Thanks so much—-I am hopeless at fixing this type of problem and I thought my ipod was dead. With your clear explanation I fixed it!!!! Can’t believe it!!!! Thanks so much.

  135. Carrie said on September 5, 2008 at 3:35 am

    You are a lifesaver! Thank you sooo much!

  136. Lai Ki said on September 5, 2008 at 3:46 am

    Thanks You very much!!
    i thought i would have to restore me ipod…
    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  137. CyDiver said on September 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm


    Let me add my thanks as well because you saved me alot of time and frustration with your instructions.

    Thanks alot.


  138. Ali said on September 9, 2008 at 4:33 am

    THANK YOU so muchh i worked perfectly!

  139. Caner said on September 16, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you so much for this great advice!!!

  140. biscuits said on September 16, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    wow, first thing i looked up and it worked thank freakin god

  141. lana said on September 19, 2008 at 8:27 am

    Thank you A LOT!

  142. Shirley says said on September 23, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I thought I was going to have to ask Santa for a new IPod thank goodness for Google.

  143. scaaarlett said on September 25, 2008 at 11:08 am


  144. gabriella said on September 25, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    thanks a lot!
    it really helps
    at first time
    when i first looked at the screen of my ipod i get like, what?

    i did’nt know what to do
    so thank u a lot

  145. Adrian said on September 25, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    YOU ARE A SUPER HERO!!!! Saved my bacon, I thought I’d broken my girlfriends’ ipod!!
    Thanks a million!!!!!!!!

  146. jack said on September 27, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    thankkkkkkkekkk… lot i just the ipod from ebay and thought that bastard cheated me off.

  147. Joyce said on September 29, 2008 at 4:37 am

    It Doesnt work for me, and i have the exact same Ipod, what should i do!!!???

  148. sweet star said on October 5, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    omg thx soo much u rock

  149. hubert said on October 10, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Thanks a lot!

  150. jennifer said on October 14, 2008 at 4:01 am

    thanks! i thought i broke my bf ipod!!

  151. Jen said on October 16, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks! i wa going crazy trying to figure out how to fix it!!

  152. feras said on October 19, 2008 at 1:18 am

    i tried so many time to get out the disk mode but it is not work it

  153. bigg bumpa said on October 22, 2008 at 8:08 am

    yur awsome i always thing to come online && take it off disk mode frm here.. o well
    thank you darling

  154. onur said on October 23, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    awesomeeeeeeeeeee. i culdnt listen anything this morning because of this.

  155. ally said on October 24, 2008 at 9:42 am

    thank you SO MUCH for this advice…. i was having a SHIT day and was looking forward to listening to music in the park. but to my horror, flippin disc mode appeared.

    but thanks to you… i can have my music fix after all.


  156. Maggy said on October 31, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Thanks a million!!! Just bought my ipod nano from Japan…thought it wouldn’t work!! Phew!! ^__________^

  157. Kayla said on November 4, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    You’re a King among men. Thank you very much.

  158. james said on November 5, 2008 at 5:49 am

    preciate i was pissed it wasnt working but now i got it thanks buddy

  159. Zerg said on November 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Tyvm its not the first time this happens to me, but I forgot how to get it to work again :P
    Once again tyvm

  160. abijah said on November 8, 2008 at 11:44 am

    thank you,rastafari,music sweet again

  161. abijah said on November 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    i would like to give thanks again from the virgin islands posse

  162. rafael said on November 12, 2008 at 2:00 am

    i dont uinderstand can some help me? Which on and of swich should i press

  163. Miztuh Xplosive said on November 16, 2008 at 6:52 am

    Thanks a million.

  164. m x said on November 18, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    thanks ! great tip :)

  165. elle said on November 19, 2008 at 3:51 am

    thank you so much!

  166. Rosie said on November 24, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    i tryied and it didnt work, then a friend surgested i press the menu button and the center button which worked, so maybe try that trick too!! xxxx

    1. Mick said on October 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm

      For my now very old 30G ipod, pressing “menu” and the centre of the dial at the same time for about 5 seconds, got it out of this mode and turned it off……turn it back on and its back where it should be………

  167. Adrienne said on November 25, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    You are awesome. I love google and you!

  168. Anna said on November 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! This worked perfectly!

  169. Liz said on November 27, 2008 at 6:34 am

    OMGsh thanks a ton i thought i needed to get a new one!! ur the best

  170. Kirsten said on December 2, 2008 at 5:37 am

    Thank you so much!
    You are made of win

  171. mzbhav said on December 7, 2008 at 12:41 am

    thx u

  172. EDUARDO said on December 9, 2008 at 12:16 am


  173. Amy said on December 11, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Yay I’m so happy thank you so much!!
    It worked :)

  174. Anna said on December 14, 2008 at 6:07 pm


  175. emmy said on December 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

    thankyou so much it is really thought of telling other people of this i am so happy and i am telling my friends about this site. you are a life saver. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  176. Jacqueline said on December 17, 2008 at 11:40 am

    You guys are a life saver, be lost without the we guy, cheers.

  177. justin said on December 18, 2008 at 4:50 am

    its still not working da apple logo jus keeps pooping up and den after a sign pops up saying to restore it with i tunes? i have no idea wat da means? please HELLPPPP ME?!

  178. justin said on December 18, 2008 at 4:52 am

    i am practically dying without my ipos someone help me

  179. Anonymous said on December 21, 2008 at 3:54 am


  180. Skeeter said on December 24, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Thanks a million. I was gettin desperate. This totally worked.

  181. Blue Duck said on December 26, 2008 at 6:14 am

    You fuckin rock dude. Thanks a million

  182. eva said on December 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    it’s so good!wonderful!!

  183. gina said on December 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    i tried that a few times and it didnt work, however after one final attempt it did. THANKS!

    if yit doesnt work for you, just keep trying.

  184. Cynthia said on December 30, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Thanks, my daughter thought she broke it!

  185. Anonymous said on January 1, 2009 at 12:14 am


  186. Anonymous said on January 3, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Hell yeah

  187. sophhhhh said on January 3, 2009 at 12:57 am

    ok its not workinggg :S

  188. sophhhhh said on January 3, 2009 at 12:59 am



  189. Lucy said on January 5, 2009 at 2:24 am


    for people this isn’t working for, i didn’t connect my ipod to any power and held the menu and select buttons simultaneously.

  190. Lenore said on January 5, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    thank you very much!!

  191. Anonymous said on January 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, I was so scareeeeed! =)

  192. sara said on January 12, 2009 at 5:12 am


  193. talk 2 frank said on January 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    10/10 ma boy 10/10

    apple suck !!!!

  194. Anonymous said on January 17, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    thats the stupidest idea ever it does not work at all what the heck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  195. NJMol said on January 19, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Thanks, you saved me!!

  196. Dave said on January 19, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you so much! Worked just like you said!

  197. ericka said on January 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    thank you soooo much!!! You’ve saved my life!

  198. ja said on February 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    thanks it worked a treat!!!!

  199. Anonymous said on February 2, 2009 at 12:53 am

    THANKS! This really help..i thought I would have to reset it and that would be most traumatizing!

  200. reiley said on February 2, 2009 at 1:27 am


  201. hsj said on February 3, 2009 at 4:12 am

    thank you so much!

  202. vinish said on February 3, 2009 at 4:25 am

    YOU RULE!!! That worked – got me out of “Disk Mode” hell – thanks bro.

  203. joe said on February 4, 2009 at 1:21 am

    thanks alot!it worked!!!

  204. slick24z said on February 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

    thank you that was awsome you are a lifesaver…LOL or atleast an Ipod saver

  205. someone said on February 6, 2009 at 3:25 am

    THxs it works

  206. Don't worry it's just me said on February 7, 2009 at 4:04 am

    YAAAAAAAY!!! Thnx so much, btw if it’s not working for you make sure you’re pressing the “menu” and “select” buttons (I was pressing select + play before and I thought it didn’t work)

  207. Tasha said on February 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks SO much!!! This worked.

  208. Anonymous said on February 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks sooo very much buddy !!!
    it was extra-helpful

  209. Bella said on February 9, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Oh thanks!!! This worked!!

  210. Steve said on February 14, 2009 at 8:13 am

    Superb, thanks. Only recommendation is you clarify the menu button and Centre select of ring not play select for dorks like me. Hold switch needs to be OFF only.

  211. Teresa Y. said on February 15, 2009 at 2:28 am

    Yeah….It worked. I was so frusterated. Why does it go to that by itself? Thanks for the directions!!

  212. maysen said on February 18, 2009 at 6:52 am

    who nice tip

  213. stephanie said on February 21, 2009 at 2:28 am

    thank you

  214. nicole said on February 27, 2009 at 5:31 am

    Thank you :D

  215. elizabeth said on February 28, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    thank you so much! that was the coolest thing. i was freaking out.

  216. GeorgiiA:) said on March 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm


  217. Bethany said on March 1, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks I was getting really panicked

  218. Jodi said on March 2, 2009 at 2:11 am

    I was in panic mode…thanks for the info! Worked like a charm!

  219. Louise said on March 3, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks it worked straight away…thought i had broken my ipod! ur a star!

  220. Babette said on March 4, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you very much indeed. I follow the long list of people who are gratfull!

  221. Mahina said on March 6, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    You are my savior! Hooray!

  222. Nicole said on March 10, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! You are a hero, I really thought it was broken! Thank you so much!!

  223. Beth said on March 15, 2009 at 12:33 am


  224. *mindi* said on March 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    thank you SO SO much for this. It works! HOORAY! :)

  225. Sydah said on March 20, 2009 at 6:48 am

    you are a miracle work
    thank u
    thank u
    thank u

  226. Stf said on March 21, 2009 at 12:32 am

    i loooooooooove you!! :) thanks man

  227. Toni-Lynn @ Grocery Price Blog said on March 23, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Thank you very much for this post. I am on my way to the gym and this was driving me nuts!


  228. Anonymous said on March 29, 2009 at 4:56 am

    omg thanks so much i fought it was well and trueley F***d

  229. Okie_chick said on March 30, 2009 at 4:03 am


  230. warszawa said on April 3, 2009 at 10:07 am

    thanks so much! I really didn’t know what to do and it worked right away! :-)

  231. Anonymous said on April 13, 2009 at 11:23 am

    cheers pal…you saved my ipod getting smashed :)

  232. Anonymous said on April 16, 2009 at 3:55 am

    cheers. i nearly died when my ipod was in disk mode. thank u 4 bringing me to life: P. Lol

  233. Laura said on April 16, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks to the comment from Steve which clarified which buttons to be pushing at the same time!! (Center button and Menu)Thank goodness it worked :)

  234. alisdair said on April 18, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Thank you so much, these easy steps are a joy

  235. a.b said on April 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    This didn’t work for me?

  236. a.b said on April 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Nevermind! It did :D
    thanks so much!

  237. carla said on April 20, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    oh my days! I was having a fricking heart attack!
    Thanks :)

  238. maryesther said on April 21, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    thank you sooo much. i was afraid my ipod had crashed. :)

  239. jarvis said on April 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    thanks! it worked.

  240. krissy said on April 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    marry me?

  241. Anonymous said on April 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks a lot. Wow

  242. Anonymous said on April 27, 2009 at 3:53 am

    thanks a lot

  243. pete said on April 29, 2009 at 3:31 am

    This didn’t work for me at all and i’ve tried it about 100 times. Just then something different happened where i had to download this recovery software on itunes for it but its still coming up with that red cross and i’m not getting to the disk mode…

    Can anyone help?

  244. Loki said on April 30, 2009 at 3:53 am

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! now i can listen to my music on the way to the beach! I LOVE YOU FOR THIS!

  245. STEVE said on April 30, 2009 at 10:17 am


  246. D said on May 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks!!! You saved me hours of trying to figure this out for myself. I just held the Menu and Select button down for about 5 to 10 seconds, and the Disk Mode went away. Thanks so much!!!

  247. Remah1989 said on May 3, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    THanks so much you are a life saver!!!!

  248. Maya said on May 4, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    I love you.
    Thank you.

  249. neisha said on May 5, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    thank u sooo much

  250. killerzz said on May 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Dude youre the best!! thank you soooo much! youre a true hero!

  251. JOsh said on May 7, 2009 at 1:18 am

    OMG DUDE THANK YOU SO MUCH UR THE BEST COMPUTER HI FIVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  252. brad said on May 7, 2009 at 1:25 am

    did work for me

  253. brad said on May 7, 2009 at 1:30 am

    but this did:
    1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    2. 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.

  254. Jim said on May 10, 2009 at 7:37 pm


  255. Jess said on May 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for the help! I was about to start flipping out, then I found you site, I had been toggling the hold, then pressing the pause/play and the center button instead!

  256. Jo said on May 15, 2009 at 9:04 am


    I thought not again another one of Apple’s schemes to get a new one.

  257. Sammi said on May 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I tried this like 20 times and i cant get mine off disk mode! Its driving me nuts!

  258. X said on May 16, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Thanks so much. Your the best. Sammi try what Brad said in the above comments. That worked for me perfectly.

    1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    2. 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.

  259. Age said on May 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    None of these things are working for me my ipod still won’t work????????????????

  260. JiSheLL said on May 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    ThaNKs U! whew!

  261. Jaaaaaan said on May 25, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you! Oh my gosh, I was about to have a heart attack xD!

  262. Anonymous said on May 26, 2009 at 4:17 am

    Such a lifesaver!! Thanks for these instructions.

  263. tanya said on May 27, 2009 at 3:08 am

    This is perfect. Thank you!!!

  264. KB01 said on May 31, 2009 at 5:10 am

    Thank you!!!!
    I was going nuts!

  265. sask said on May 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    We obviously have all had this problem and I have to say thankyou sooooooooooooooooo much your the best =]=]=]

  266. checkywecky said on June 1, 2009 at 2:20 am

    does it delete any of your songs?

  267. checkywecky said on June 1, 2009 at 3:08 am

    yay! it worked perfectly! thankyou

  268. korrine said on June 4, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    omg thank you so much!!
    i was freaking out about this for hours

  269. ANNOYED IPOD OWNER said on June 6, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Thank you so much, it pisses me off then this shit happens and the worst thing is, I don’t EVER remember what it is that I have to do to get it back to normal. Anyway, thanks a lot man.

  270. confused said on June 7, 2009 at 4:10 am

    I don’t have a clue how it happened, but thank you so much for your help.

  271. kelly said on June 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    had to do with 2 pens as was not working for me, think if u dont push at the exactly same time it doesnt work! used 2 pens to push down at exactly the same time and is fine now! wierd i know thank you!!!!!!!!!!

  272. Adam said on June 11, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    This worked easily for me. Thanks

  273. IdahoDoug said on June 12, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you very much. It worked on the second try. Mine only did this in the media port of my Sony Theatre which it had worked fine in for a couple years. Then one day – this message came up whenever I put the iPod in the theatre stand to hear music at home. I did this procedure while it was in the port since that’s the only time I saw the message. The iPod worked normally otherwise.


  274. Noelle said on June 15, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Oh thank you, I thought I’d have to sync my I-pod and lose everything. What a lifesaver you are. My 2-year-old got a hold of my I-pod and put it into Disk Mode. Wasn’t sure what to do but now I’ve fixed it and I’m back in business. Hooray!!

  275. brenda said on June 19, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you….a millions times over.!!!!

  276. Hilary said on June 23, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Brilliant I was just about to chuck my ipod out and get a new one. Thank you.

  277. Anonymous said on June 24, 2009 at 7:08 am

    omggg THANKS SO MUCH, i was about to throw this thnxx alottt !

  278. meggann said on June 24, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    youve helped me so much!
    i thought the iPod was broke

  279. Anonymous said on June 26, 2009 at 3:49 am

    i fuking love u man!!!!!!!!! thank u!!

  280. scuba said on June 29, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Thank you!!! i was freakin out!!! your a champion!!!

  281. 裴烁北 said on June 29, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Thank you so much

  282. kielgraves said on June 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

    thank you. you saved me from a late night fit of rage, which wouldve kept me up all night, trying to figure this out. not to mention i have to wake up in 6 hours for work. i wouldve been upset for a good week considering how much i have to work, and how HARD i have to work. i hope everyone that has this problem finds this post as quickly as i did.

  283. y said on June 29, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks a ton!!! Was bummed at the gym but now I know I don’t have to talk to a bunch of funny old men…..

  284. halle said on July 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    thankz for the help. i thought i had broke it or something. i didnt know what happened:)

  285. someone said on July 3, 2009 at 3:44 am

    thank you so much this was helpful.

  286. heidi said on July 7, 2009 at 3:25 am

    thank you!!!

  287. Anonymous said on July 7, 2009 at 7:46 am


  288. Ron said on July 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

    thank you so much i was about to lose it. i only had it for three days and it went to disk mode. u rock thanks alot

  289. Cristina said on July 7, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Thank you so much!!!!! I thought I broke it! You just saved me from my mother killing me!!! Just joking…

  290. Anonymous said on July 9, 2009 at 4:33 am

    thank you Brad!! All of my electronics except my Nano were stolen last month, and when I saw the disk mode message I thought I was going to lose my mind!!

  291. Dave said on July 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Now I got mine out of disk mode it’s repeatedly flashing the apple logo and not doing anything, but this did work to get it out of disk mode!

  292. elijahsmyusername said on July 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    umm…my ipods been in disk mode for like….6 hours…..i think thats a bad sighn?

  293. cryinbaby said on July 11, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    god bless u.. seriously

  294. Anonymous said on July 13, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    thanks for this
    was useful

  295. Jessica said on July 13, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    omg thnakss so much im going away tomorrow and i had no idea what too lol!!! ipoddss suckkk they need an off buttonn.anywayy thankss againn yay my ipod workss! : ]

  296. Kitty said on July 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    you are a poopy pants

  297. amy said on July 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    did what brad said worked a charm !
    top stuff =]

  298. reg said on July 15, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    thanks a lot man this is great ..can’t thank u enuf

  299. carlos said on July 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    thank you so so much! cant work out without my ipod and i freaked out when it went to disk mode

  300. Angela said on July 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Thank you!
    My Ipod has done this to me several times, and I never thought to google it until just now. I’m glad someone else found the solution and was able to easily show step-by-step the solution.

  301. Leonardo said on July 17, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    it’s awesome!!!!!
    The ‘ To turn iPod Disk mode off ‘ really work!!!

    I had thought that my ipod was broken!

    thank you so much

  302. Michelle said on July 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks so much! This helped me tremendously.

  303. tom said on July 19, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    thanks a lot it really worked

    i thought i was hopeless

  304. Karen said on July 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Wow…Thanks!!!!! I don’t know how you figured this out, but thanks for sharing…

  305. ashley said on July 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you so much. Iwas working out in the corn field when this happened and i thought it was the heat. i was afraid that id have to get a new one but i thought i should google it first. Thanks again. :)

  306. Glyn said on July 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you so much for your help!!

  307. tom gormley said on July 31, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    welp i was bout to drive to florida from new jersey and i suddenly my ipod conveniently turned to disk mode..i was like geey wilikers what should i do?? so i got my laptop and looked it up on google.com!! haha ya really have to count..its magical Asian technology troubshooting…thanks martin!

  308. Anonymous said on August 1, 2009 at 4:30 am

    what does toggle me … sorry i pod is doing same thing and cant fix it please hlep me

  309. Wendy said on August 5, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Love you!!! just wish I had known this BEFORE my 7mile run this am!!

  310. nicky (: said on August 8, 2009 at 5:50 am

    YES! thank you! I was on my way home from California today, and all of a sudden it happened. It’s an old iPod, so I thought it just broke. I’m glad I found this! (:

  311. Tina said on August 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Hi thanks you so much this worked I was shocked……I also thought that it was broken….
    I now have all my music back this means the long drive home won’t be so long
    Thanks again

  312. Rebecca said on August 12, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you so so much – was feeling devastated that my iPod was broken – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  313. anonymous said on August 14, 2009 at 3:08 am

    Thank God for Google, I thought i’d have to go to the apple store. Thank you !

  314. Heather said on August 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks!!! I thought my ipod was broken.

  315. Zay said on August 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Thank God.

  316. Larix said on August 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Mil graciasssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  317. jessica said on August 29, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    What do I do after I turn disk mode on and the screen still says ok to disconnect. I want to listen to music but I also want disk mode to be on so I would be able to see the notes.?

  318. nidhi said on September 1, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    hey thanx alot for posting this !!!! i was just beginnning to get very worried about how to get this problem solved…about calling up customer care or visitng the apple service centre….but u saved me a looooot of trouble!!! thanx a ton once again!!!

  319. g.duh said on September 2, 2009 at 5:48 am

    ALL u have to do is press Menu and Center button at the same time..for a few seconds til Apple emblem pops up..

  320. Anonymous said on September 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    thanks, it really worked!!!

  321. none said on September 4, 2009 at 3:17 am

    yess! thank u, it worked!!!

  322. ariannnnnnne said on September 5, 2009 at 7:28 am

    i cannot sleep without my ipod playing and the disk mode thing was killing me!
    thank you again!

  323. C. said on September 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Thanks a million!

  324. Natalie said on September 10, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    thankss so much!
    its my birthday today im 14 and spent all day trying to get it to work & this worked first time thanks so much!!

  325. Martyn said on September 10, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Yep yer the man !

  326. roger said on September 13, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    So many meaningless posts on this page!

  327. Anonymous said on September 14, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    gracias… choukran

  328. Jason said on September 14, 2009 at 7:16 pm


  329. Claire said on September 14, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much!!
    I was just about to phone my friend who i thought had broke it /?
    Until i though have 1 more go and google it !!
    Its worked within seconds >?
    thank you !!! I can now enjoy my songs knowin that if it happens again i have to follow those 3 simple steps!

  330. IngiHr said on September 18, 2009 at 1:24 am


  331. Lynn said on September 24, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Worked like a charm. Never seen the disk mode screen before, and none of the advice on other sites worked – couldn’t understand most of it. This worked a treat and my iPod is back to normal with no loss of music. You are a star!

  332. Anonymous said on September 28, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    thank you – worked a treat

  333. Anonymous said on September 29, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Thanks! I just got my IPOD back from being fixed and this was the mode it was in. I was all ready to go back to the stoore and say they hadn’t fixed it. I’m glad I found this site. Saved me some embarassment.

  334. zaye said on October 2, 2009 at 3:30 am

    thank you so much mister your the f-ing best

  335. Anonymous said on October 3, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!! I’m so HAPPY I found you on here!!!!! I was starting to get worried that my ipod was broken or something!!!
    You’re the Best!!!!!!!!!!:oD

  336. kirsty :) said on October 7, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    thanks a billion =d
    i thought my ipod was broke ;p
    this worked first time now i can start pumpin my tunes again
    lmao !
    thanks very much (:

  337. pamelavirgia said on October 9, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    THANK YOUUUUUU!! I was desperately push all the buttons and it still didn’t work..and when I google it, I found the solution. Thank youuuuuu for the solution :)

  338. Melissa said on October 14, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you sooo much!!! I was actually looking to purchase a new ipod because I thought it could not be fixed. You made my day :)

  339. Chris Orton said on October 19, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Thanks man, that was a pain in the ass for the last couple of days lol.

  340. Barb said on October 19, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Stuck in disk mode by itself. States do not disconnect. Battery was charged, but appears to go to fully charged to nothing. How to fix. Thanks

  341. Goji said on November 1, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Thank you – it took me several time to apply the steps, however in the end it worked! Thanks for info – it was a life saver!

  342. Aveeda said on November 2, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    W00t! I love Google.. and this website.

  343. Johny said on November 5, 2009 at 4:51 am

    thanks i fucking love you man =]

  344. Anonymous said on November 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    this was beautiful, thanks a bunch.

  345. IShinex3 said on November 8, 2009 at 7:29 am

    THANKS!!! this really worked!!! =D

  346. Anonymous said on November 11, 2009 at 10:22 pm


  347. Anonymous said on November 19, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    thanks so much!! thourght my ipod was broken.. youre the best!

  348. Drew said on November 25, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Did not work it just took me back to where i was before and my ipod just keep turning on and off

  349. TWINKIES! said on November 25, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    OMGG!!! This worked like soooo good

  350. Cherie said on November 27, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the information! I thought my ipod was fried.

  351. emmalee said on November 30, 2009 at 5:27 am

    brilliant ! worked instantly.

  352. Ikeia said on December 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm


  353. Mara said on December 10, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks so much!

  354. mary said on December 12, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Thank you so much, you saved me!!!

  355. taylor said on December 17, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    I cannot thank you enough for this. :D

  356. Teddy said on December 19, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Thanks a lot dude…. Worked on the first attempt

  357. Anonymous said on December 29, 2009 at 12:15 am


  358. Anonymous said on December 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks…..My wife thinks I am wonderful now

  359. jojo said on December 31, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    thanks in a million

  360. briana said on January 1, 2010 at 2:53 am

    It didnt work, it’s still in disk mode?? Got anyting else?!?!

  361. Philip said on January 4, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Thanks for this – was convinced I had a major problem.

    Seems to be a design flaw – I went into this mode just by trying to turn off!

    I don’t like this Nano nearly as much as my old one – I’d like to do violence to the bastard who stole it.

  362. betty mae said on January 6, 2010 at 3:37 am

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU FRIKIN ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  363. Rise said on January 6, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Your a life-saver. Cheers!

  364. JJB said on January 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

    The above advice DID NOT work for me. I have an ipod shuffle, and with further googling discovered i only had to hold the “MENU” button at the top of scroller- and the middle button (“ok”) for maybe 6 sec. and it went back to normal.

    1. JJB said on January 9, 2010 at 9:28 am

      OH you have to hold them both at the exact same time—

  365. Alex said on January 12, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Thanks a lot. This just happened while trying to play a newly downloaded podcast. Thought the ipod was finished. I’ve had an expensive car repair and computer repair to pay out for in the last couple of weeks so thought the ipod was going to be this week’s big expense! Thankfully it seems ok.

    Weird, it goes into disk mode everytime I select this podcast. It shouldn’t be anything dodgy as it’s a BBC podcast downloaded from Itunes and plays fine on my computer. The file must be corrupt somehow.

  366. AA said on January 13, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you JJB, I have an IPOD Shuffle and it wasnt working for me but i tried what you said and it work!!!!!!! Make sure the ON switch in on!!! I have music again!!!!

  367. moni said on January 14, 2010 at 2:17 am

    GEEEZ….THANK YOU….you are my hero!

  368. Paratrooper said on January 16, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Wow ! I was on my way to the gym whenthis happened . I was so bummen that I wasn’t going to have any music. I found you and it took 30 sec THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!!!

  369. Anonymous said on January 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you! This worked!

  370. briana said on January 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Worked for me great thanks!

  371. DRsono said on January 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    wow tnx man really worked !!!

  372. Tammy said on January 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Worked beautifully!!! Saved me a ton of time and effort! Thanks you so much! :)

  373. Anonymous said on January 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    THANXXXX ittt reallyy workeddd too restoree itt

  374. kristen evans said on January 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    omgg thank yopu

  375. Dawn said on February 1, 2010 at 2:41 am


  376. Saber said on February 1, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    AMAZING. Setting here at work and all of a sudden… BAM! DISK MODE. This site saved my co workers! Thank you! :)

  377. Nicole said on February 3, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you! I found this very helpful!

  378. Anonymous said on February 7, 2010 at 12:50 am

    like said before very helpful thanks

  379. Maz said on February 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    You saved my life!! I thought I was done for.

  380. Anonymous said on February 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    WOW !!! thanks, i was gonna go and get a new one, and deicded to google it , cheers :D i have my ipod backkk yay :D

  381. Martin said on February 11, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Brilliant – tnankyou so much!

  382. Coline said on February 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you soooo much I thought I had to reset my iPod and then I saw your message !!!! You saved me and my iPod ;) Thank you a million time !!!

  383. Snickers said on February 17, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Thank so much!!

  384. Anonymous said on February 17, 2010 at 7:09 am

    Thanks a lot!

  385. Brian Newton said on February 20, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    WOW i searched and searched and finally found your website. 30 seconds later my ipod is fixed. Thank You so much for your help. Brian Newton

  386. Rinji said on February 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you very very very much!!! I was so upset that my ipod wasnt working for more than 5 days :( then this ‘disk mode’ popped up and i turned to google for help! You have saved me from spending $150 on a new ipod!! THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH!

    Ps: have i said THANK YOU!!??

  387. Bailey said on February 26, 2010 at 6:38 am

    does your ipod have to be fully charged for this to work?

  388. bob said on February 28, 2010 at 2:42 am

    you have to move the “lock” button back and forth first than you have to hold the center button and the menu button at the same time..

  389. Max in Philadelphia said on March 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It worked perfectly for me. Thanks!!

  390. Debbie said on March 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    You are a lifesaver!!!! Thanks so much ~ I thought my ipod was a goner!!

  391. nick said on March 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

    its not working. keep sayng to plug to wall. what shouldi do?

  392. Anonymous said on March 18, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    thanx !!!!

  393. luckythunder said on March 20, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    thankds a whole lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  394. kuyajosh said on March 22, 2010 at 11:37 am

    tnx so much!!!!
    i thought i wouldn’t b able to use my ipod ever again
    really great help!

  395. Looser said on March 22, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks dead loads im sooo happy now :)

  396. Mick said on March 27, 2010 at 7:05 am

    My ipod did the same thing.. The steps work great.. Thanks heaps

  397. Kyle said on April 2, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Nope not working….its not responding at all

  398. anupam said on April 15, 2010 at 5:51 am

    Im facin the same problem but not able to get ma ipod out of disk mode….the apple icon starts to blink…it just switches on n off automatically….:( Plz help

  399. raymond said on April 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    thanks thats what i looking for

  400. BrenDa** said on April 21, 2010 at 3:05 am

    OMG!!! Thanks a million man!!! I thought I had to get my iPod fixed!!! You were in my same situation!!! You’re a lifesaver!!! Thank you sooooo much!!!

  401. Anonymous said on April 27, 2010 at 4:14 am

    OMg!!! THaNKs So mUcH!!! A bILLOn MiLlOn tyMes!! :)

  402. Anonymous said on April 30, 2010 at 6:57 am

    it didn’t work

  403. Anonymous said on April 30, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I tried ten thousand time it’s just not working

  404. ladyhawk said on May 2, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Just bloody brilliant , didn’t get it to work at first because was pressing the wrong button with the menu button (It should be the Center button with the menu button together). Fantastic. was getting neverous there for a while. thanks again.

  405. Camille said on May 3, 2010 at 6:47 am

    for some reason this is working for a lot of people, but mine doesn’t reset. I toggled the hold switch and held down on select and menu, the apple logo came up, and my information’s still on here. the only changes are that the settings are different (the brightness is at 50, the little scrolling noise is still there, the backlight last 10 seconds). my iPod still says “ok to disconnect” immediately. does my iPod have a mind of its own, or am I not doing this right? HELP ME!


  406. Anonymous said on May 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Whoever this is is an absolute diamond without my ipod i would be soul destroyed cheers again bossman! x

  407. Michelle said on May 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks your such a star for posting this.

  408. She-rah said on May 8, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Thank you so much for posting. You saved me from a major headache.

  409. straissans said on May 10, 2010 at 5:05 am

    OMG—-really…it was a great help!!!! i was going nuts!

  410. Candice said on May 12, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Hi. Mine is stuck in disk mode still. Even after holding Select and Menu buttons the Apple Logo keeps coming on and off. Please help! Going crazy without my iPod :(

  411. jon wadsworth said on May 17, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    thanx im barrowing my freinds ipod and it says disc mode thought i broke it thanx again

  412. Wag said on May 19, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Reason #243 why I love the internet, it brought me to you. Worked like a charm! What the heck is stupid disk mode anyway?

  413. Jooge said on May 20, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks! This information was awesome! Very helpful!

  414. Dees said on May 22, 2010 at 10:45 am

    You can also wait ’till the battery is empty. Then you’ll can keep all your music.

  415. Anonymous said on June 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Thank you!

  416. Gerardo said on June 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    man thanks so much

  417. vyrron said on June 20, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    thank you so much :D

  418. Anonymous said on June 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    thx it work i thought my ipod broke

  419. Bentlebean said on June 30, 2010 at 12:16 am

    thanks from me as well! I’ve had this thing since they practically came out.. i guess it’ll last forever afterall

  420. Anonymous said on July 8, 2010 at 9:25 am

    wow this is a saver thanks so much!!!!!!!

  421. brooke said on July 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    thankkkk yooouuuu =]

  422. vgttd said on August 3, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    thank u

  423. Scott said on August 3, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Good advice thanks. Worked like you said

  424. Samantha said on August 5, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Thnxxxxxx!!! You have practically saved my life!! haha Really, thank you!! :)

  425. cintya said on August 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Mine is Ipod Nano 2nd generation. I’ve follow your instruction, the disk mode is off. But, the apple logo is on my display.. The normal selection such as to select song hasn’t appear..
    Just stuck on the apple logo.

    What should I do? Is my Ipod broken?

  426. cintya said on August 6, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Mine is Ipod Nano 2nd generation. I’ve follow your instruction, the disk mode is off. But, the apple logo is on my display.. The normal selection such as to select song hasn’t appear..
    Just stuck on the apple logo.

    What should I do? Is my Ipod broken? Please help me..

    Thanks lot..

  427. Anonymous said on August 10, 2010 at 5:26 am


  428. Anonymous said on August 19, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    i did that and my ipod is cuting on and off be its self on that srean someone help me i am going insane

  429. brian said on August 20, 2010 at 12:58 am

    thanks this helped a lot

  430. Greg said on September 9, 2010 at 1:05 am

    It worked all right…Bad part is it removed all the music from the ipod…Worse part is my computer to ipod cable is broke and I’m using a wall charger whilse waiting for the replacement to arrive…It get’s better! I was supposed to supply video and music for me and my friends hangin out…But thanks alot anyways! An ipod did this years ago, and I didn’t know how to fix it…Thanks! I didn’t wanna pawn this one.

  431. Cinder said on September 14, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Oh, gawd, thank you so much! This was so helpful!

  432. Butterflytes said on September 20, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Thank you so much for the easy to understand, step-by-step advice. It worked like a charm!!!

  433. veta said on September 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    thanx much

  434. Kat said on October 16, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Worked for me too! Thanks for instructions…

  435. PDS said on October 22, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks so much! I was nearly freaking out, this is great!

  436. frank said on October 23, 2010 at 1:36 am

    didnt work !

  437. cita said on October 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    great instructions

  438. samfii said on October 26, 2010 at 6:50 am

    awesome, thanks a lot!

  439. deno said on October 28, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the instructions, but after I got to disk mode and tried pressing the select and menu button, my I pod continuously keeps restarting with apple logo coming on/off… How do I get rid of this? Is there any solution or do we have to reset the Ipod

    This is a 1st gen nano

    Thanks Deno

  440. Baz said on November 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for the tip, I didn’t think to hold the [Menu]+[Select] keys. very Usefull. All the best!!

  441. aaaaah said on November 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    wooo worked on my iopd!!!!!!!!!! what a relief

  442. preo said on November 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

    this didn’t help me at all, i need further steps on how to get my goddamn ipod out of disk mode!

  443. Anizamamia said on November 23, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Merci beaucoup!

  444. Anonymous said on November 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm


  445. Yarrb53 said on November 28, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Did that nothing happened, bounced of wall twice, good by I POD, you sucked anyway

  446. miroslavic said on November 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

    My iPod is 4th Generation. I have had it for about 2 years. I never encountered this kind of problem before, but my iPod doesn’t respond to anything, only when I shake it and it shuffles, and when it is on charge, but it will never respond to when i press the click wheel. I have tried everything, resetting, connecting it to iTunes, you name it. I’m sure it’s gone for good, but can anyone help out?

  447. stranger said on December 2, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    thanks bare!!!!!!! you are very helpful .

  448. bubblz said on December 3, 2010 at 3:15 am

    thank you soooo much! i am borrowin my friends ipod for today and the okay to discennect came on while i acidentaly put it on disk mode uuughhh i was soo scared !

  449. Anonymous said on December 7, 2010 at 5:26 am

    THANK YOU it was really helpful!

  450. laura said on December 10, 2010 at 1:10 am

    thankyou so much! i thought my ipod was broken, thankyou!! :)

    im so happy! lol

  451. Anonymous said on December 16, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Dude U rock!!!!!!!

  452. b said on January 6, 2011 at 11:30 am


  453. Anonymous said on January 12, 2011 at 2:50 am

    i trie this and i have the nano with the vid cam it wont work :(

    1. J.J said on March 12, 2011 at 4:08 pm

      Mine worked oh dear yours might actually be broken oh no :(

  454. hala said on January 18, 2011 at 6:38 am

    OMG…it works…..thank you SO much…..

  455. personhavingabadday said on February 1, 2011 at 3:07 am

    I LOVE YOU!!!!

  456. marian said on February 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Thank you for your help. I thought it was broken. This is great to be able to help each other with tips. Thank you Martin. I put this page in my favorites.

  457. Anonymous said on February 5, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    nice one, people like yo make the ney worhwhile

  458. dipali said on February 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    thanxxxxxxx a tonnnn….

  459. danny said on February 20, 2011 at 6:58 am

    thank you so much i was borrowing it from a freind and got worried i broke it

  460. Anonymous said on February 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Thank you so much it worked for me!!!! Thank you

  461. Veda said on February 25, 2011 at 6:50 am

    Thank you so much my boyfriend and I thought all the memory was being erased thank you !!!!!

  462. matt said on March 4, 2011 at 11:12 am

    My ipod got stuck on the apple icon screen so I changed it to disk mode to try and reset it,however it just goes back to the apple icon screen,help!

  463. Danielle said on March 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you!!!!
    Was depressed to think I would have to reset and loose all my music files.

  464. Irene said on March 10, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    thank u so much!!!!!

  465. J.J said on March 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Hooray! it came straight back of disk mode i thought it was buggered and nearly brought it all the way back to London even though I live ages away that would’ve been embarassing to be told it was not broken…. still it’s fixed WOW! Yaaa! :)

  466. Gabby said on March 18, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks So Muchh!!

  467. Bikram Ojha said on April 9, 2011 at 3:50 am

    thanks a lot !!

  468. Zen said on May 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Thank you!

  469. Anonymous said on May 6, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks a million!! This really works…i was like why did i give my Ipod to my hubby, coz he got me back the thing with the Disk mode msg on! The instructions were simple and fixed the issue!!

  470. Anonymous said on May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it worked! i love youu!

  471. Phil said on May 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Hurray! Thanks a lot!

  472. Angie said on May 24, 2011 at 1:22 am

    thanks so much to people like you who take their time out to help others out! Whew!

  473. cassie said on May 27, 2011 at 4:45 am

    i was tottly freakin out thanks

  474. Brenna said on June 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    OMG thanks sooooooooooo much! Idk how that happened, but I spent an hour or so trying to figure out how to fix it… charging it, trying to let it die, plugging it into my computer, changing some settings on the ipod… this worked in 10 seconds! Thanks!!!!

  475. laBorer said on June 27, 2011 at 5:53 am

    thanks a bunch…

  476. Jose Ortiz said on July 4, 2011 at 12:40 am

    It’s great to have instructions; thanks for the help!!!

  477. John Terreri said on July 24, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Excellent advice! I am so glad I didn’t have to ‘restart’ my ipod when in disk mode. Instructions to do this were not even in the manual. Thanks a million! JT

  478. Camilla said on August 1, 2011 at 1:14 am

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Thought it was broken but this website really helped me. great instructions!

  479. Anonymous said on August 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    omg u are a life saver, thanxs a gazzillon times , i cant exercise without music i so do appreciate ,God bless

  480. Julie said on August 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I finally got it off disk mode and now it won’t turn on! D: If you try to turn it on it doesn’t do anything unless you plug it into a wall outlet, and then it does this weird clicking thing over and over again. Please help me!

  481. paul said on October 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    excellent thanks dude!!!

  482. Kelly said on November 17, 2011 at 2:18 am

    THANK YOU!!!! The other advice I found online said to open it up or get it repaired…glad I searched further. Worked perfectly.

  483. Hilary Tumey said on November 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Thanks for all of your help…I greatly appreciate it!

  484. Kristen said on December 2, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Thanks so much for this. Got out of it within 5 minutes. I hate how theres always something wrong with Ipods. Theyre kinda faluty but still cool i suppose.