Quick way to test an iPod Nano?
July 5, 2006 5:53 AM   Subscribe

I'm about to buy a used iPod Nano. Any combination of buttons I can press to test this thing out on the spot? The seller's a stranger.

I know on a full-grown iPod you can run a test on the hard drive like scan disk. Anything similar for the little version?
posted by Manhasset to Technology (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You'll want to run the iPod through the diagnostic tests described here.
posted by mds35 at 6:13 AM on July 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

I doubt the technologies are that different. You can mount the nano as a disk, so you should be able to do all the things you can do on a full-sized one.
posted by beerbajay at 6:14 AM on July 5, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, mds35--do you know if that test will test the flash ram the way the diagnostics test the HD on the full size models?

beerbajay, I won't be near a computer.
posted by Manhasset at 6:25 AM on July 5, 2006

Sorry Manhasset, I don't know the answer to that question. You may want to skim the support discussion boards at Apple.com to see if someone has answered that question.
posted by mds35 at 6:40 AM on July 5, 2006

I just did this on my 2g nano, here is the diagnostic menu:

posted by nomad at 9:29 AM on July 5, 2006

It looks like FlashScan is what you're looking for. Search for Flashscan here
posted by nomad at 9:41 AM on July 5, 2006

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