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Re: ipod classic 80 GB
Turn the iPod off, then push the menu and the play button as you connect it to the computer. That will force-connect your iPod to the computer so you can restore it. AFter that you should be up and running again. If not you may have a hard drive or hard drive cable issue, there is an iPod repair service that can help you with that or a free ipod repair guide, if you want to do it yourself
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when it restarts, does it immidiately restart again? like a cycle? that happened to my old compputer, the hard drive was shot. mabe that's what happened to you. a new hard drive for apple classic 80 gb ipod i found was around $150-$170 ouch. take it to apple, ask them to run diagnostics, tell them you think your hard drive is worn out or something.
Stuck or frozen you have to hold the the menu and middle ong for 10-20-30 secs
hold the menu +center button and it will turn off and reset http://ipod.about.com/od/troubleshootingyouripod/ht/reset_ipod_vid.htm
what you can do, is take the hold button, and push it back and forth maybe 2 or 3 times, than you hold down the "menu" utton and the center button at the same time for about 10 seconds and you will see it restarting with a black screen and the apple icon in the center than you can let go of the buttons and about 10 seconds it willl become brighter and you will see the icon, then you can get to all of your music or videos and such