How To Find The Answers To All Of Your Problems

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  1. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    FINDING SOLUTIONS

    Uh oh, it looks like you have a problem! Whether your iPod isn't turning on, you have some strange picture of this russian guy on your screen, or your eggnog is sour - you have a problem, and we can help! This guide will teach you the steps of finding the answers and getting your problem solved.

    STEP 1: BROWSE

    Since the large majority of problems are Tech Help, you may want to take a mosey over to the Tech Help section, here at iPod touch Fans. Check out the stickies in that section and the iPod touch User's Manual. Those are the threads that say "Sticky" before their title. They look something like this:

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    Look through the stickied threads. They will give you some general help, links to various guides, and solutions to common problems. Unfortunately, your problem may be more specific. Here is where we move onto the next step.

    STEP 2: SEARCH

    To find the search function, you can click here, or find the search bar at the top of the page. It looks something like this:

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    Click on it, and a little popup box "pops up." You can type some keywords for your problem. Press enter, and you can bask in the glory of the wealth of information available.

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    Search for your problem. Be specific as possible. If you can't find anything, we must move onto the next step.

    STEP 3: START A THREAD

    Go to the Tech Help section. To start a new thread, click the New Thread button. It's in the top right of the page.

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    Please, please, please! Start a new thread. There are countless threads (especially my stickies) that have completely unrelated questions at the end. For example, the thread "Common Answers to Common Problems" has about 5 people asking at the end of the thread asking irrelevant questions such as "Why does my cable not work?"

    Starting a new thread keeps the existing thread on topic, and gets people looking to specifically answer your question, rather than other people looking for help.

    Thanks!
  2. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You there, mods! Yes, I'm talking to YOU!
    Sticky this. Thanks.

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    Very nice guide, you must have put a lot of effort into this thread.
  4. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Wow. It's been 12 minutes. I think that's a new record!
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    Joseph Retired Moderator

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    Hooray!
    Now I know how to do a post!
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    Totally 1337 Active Member

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    I seriously DID NOT KNOW how to make a thread when I came here. It took me 2 weeks to figure out

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    Nice one spoonforknife, as always

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  8. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    I could have swore we had a thread like this already. Was it removed and you made a new one dspoony? Either way - great job.
  9. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Yeah. It showed a picture of the ye olde September search button. Then it said enjoy not being called a douche. The guy who posted it left the board the next day. It needed a major update
  10. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    Oh ok. Good to see your back making guides again

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    I have made a few while you were gone but basically just for jailbreaking.

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