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Chapter 6 Tips and Troubleshooting 59
Note: If you added or removed items from the iPod main menu (see “Adding or
Removing Items From the Main Menu” on page 8) the Settings menu item may be in a
different place. If you can’t find the Reset All Settings menu item, you can restore your
iPod to its original state and choose a language you understand. See “Updating and
Restoring iPod Software” on page 61.
If you can’t download photos directly from your camera
Â Make sure you have the iPod Camera Connector (available at
www.apple.com/ipodstore) and a USB digital camera.
Â If your camera didn’t come with a USB cable, you’ll need to purchase one. See the
camera manufacturer’s website to find compatible cables.
Â If photos aren’t downloading, make sure your camera is turned on and set to the
correct mode for importing photos. See the instructions provided with your camera.
Also make sure the cable is connected firmly to your camera and to the camera
If you can’t see videos or photos on your TV
Â If you downloaded photos directly from a camera or card reader to iPod, you can’t
see them in a slideshow on a TV. You must transfer photos from your camera to your
computer, and then download them to iPod using iTunes.
Â You must use Use RCA-type cables made specifically for iPod, such as the iPod AV
Cable, to connect iPod to your TV. Other similar RCA-type cables won’t work.
Â Make sure your TV is set to display images from the correct input source (see the
documentation that came with your TV for more information).
Â Make sure all cables are connected correctly (see “Watching Videos on a TV
Connected to iPod” on page 36).
Â Make sure the yellow end of the iPod AV Cable is connected to the video port on
Â If you’re trying to watch a video, go to Videos > Video Settings and set TV Out to On,
and then try again. If you’re trying to view a slideshow, go to Photos > Slideshow
Settings and set TV Out to On, and then try again.
Â If that doesn’t work, go to Videos > Videos Settings (for video) or Photos > Slideshow
Settings (for a slideshow) and set TV Signal to PAL or NTSC, depending on which type
of TV you have. Try both settings.
If you want to double-check the system requirements
To use iPod, you must have:
Â One of the following computer configurations:
Â A Macintosh with USB port (USB 2.0 recommended)
Â A Windows PC with USB or a USB card installed (USB 2.0 recommended)