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Archived - Identifying the ports and controls of iPod models

The following tables illustrate the ports and controls on different iPod models. Because port and control arrangement varies between different iPod models, it is necessary to know which model you have. See Identifying different iPod models for assistance.

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iPod models included in this document:

Fifth Generation iPod and Fifth Generation iPod (Late 2006)
iPod nano
iPod nano (Second Generation)
iPod shuffle
iPod shuffle (Second Generation)
iPod mini Second Generation
iPod with color display (iPod photo)
iPod (Click Wheel)
iPod mini
iPod (dock connector)
iPod (touch wheel)
iPod (scroll wheel)


Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Center (Select) button
Top

 

1 Hold switch
2 Headphones and AV port
Bottom

 

- The bottom houses the dock connector.



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Center (Select) button
Top

 

- The top houses the Hold switch
Bottom

 

1 Dock connector
2 Headphones port



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Center (Select) button
Top

 

- The top houses the Hold switch
Bottom

 

1 Dock connector
2 Headphones port



Front

 

1 Status light
2 Volume Up button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Volume Down button
5 Play/Pause button
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 USB port with engraved capacity size
Back

 

1 Switch
2 Off position
3 Play in order position
4 Shuffle position
5 Battery status light
6 Battery status button
Note: The headphones port is on the top of the iPod shuffle.



Front

 

1 Volume Up button
2 Previous/Rewind button
3 Volume Down button
4 Next/Fast-Forward button
5 Play/Pause button
Back

 

- On the back of the iPod shuffle (Second Generation) is an integrated clip.
Top

 

1 Top Status Light
2 Headphones port (also used to connect to dock)
Bottom

 

1 Shuffle switch
2 Power switch
3 Bottom Status Light



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause button
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Select (Center) button
Top

 

1 Hold switch
2 Remote port
3 Headphones port
Bottom

 

- The bottom houses the Dock connector



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause button
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Select (Center) button
Top

 

1 Remote port
2 Headphones and AV port
3 Hold Switch
Bottom

 

- The bottom houses the Dock connector



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button
3 Previous/Rewind button
4 Play/Pause button
5 Wheel
6 Next/Fast-Forward button
7 Select (Center) button
Top

 

1 Remote port
2 Headphones and AV port
3 Hold Switch
Bottom

 

- The bottom houses the Dock connector



Front

 

1 Display
2 Previous/Rewind button
3 Menu button
4 Wheel
5 Select (Center) button
6 Play/Pause button
7 Next/Fast-Forward button
Top

 

1 Remote port
2 Headphones port
3 Hold Switch
Bottom

 

- The bottom houses the Dock connector



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button/td>
3 Wheel
4 Previous/Rewind button
5 Play/Pause button
6 Select (Center) button
7 Next/Fast-Forward button
Top

 

1 Built-in FireWire port cover
2 FireWire 400 port
3 Headphones port
4 Hold Switch



Front

 

1 Display
2 Menu button/td>
3 Wheel
4 Previous/Rewind button
5 Play/Pause button
6 Select (Center) button
7 Next/Fast-Forward button
Top

 

1 FireWire 400 port
2 Headphones port
3 Hold Switch
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