This week a friend brought me the new ipod nano which her son locked and she couldnt figure out the password. It’s a real simple fix. Connect the ipod to your computer. makes sure hidden files and folders option is set and browse to “\iPod_Control\Device\_locked” Change the file name from _locked to _unlocked. Save. disconnect. Reset your ipod by holding down the menu and center button. At this point your ipod will be unlocked but you won’t be able to set a new password without first entering the old one(which you don’t know). To set a new password, go back into _unlocked and erase all of the characters in the file and save again. Reset once more. You can now set a new password if you choose.