Stuck in recovery mode and computer can't recognise it
I had a 'disconnected improperly' message after unplugging my USB cable. The device could not run Scan Disk successfully, and entered Recovery mode. From there, things got worse. 1. PC Scan disk would not work. 2. Clean Up failed. 4. Could not reload firmware which I had downloaded. So, regretfully, I ran 4. Format All.
Now computer beeps when I plug in the USB, but when I try to run the firmware reinstallation .exe file it claims the USB is not connected. And there it remains! When I unplug, computer beeps. Computer recognises the device could operate faster on a high speed port! But can't see the MuVo2 FM!
Creative suggested I return it to them for repair - AU$220 maximum cost! I notice on this site a new one is only US$99! - less than half the cost.
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How to Fix an iPod Touch Stuck in Recovery Mode With a Free Program An iPod Touch's "Recovery Mode" is for alleviating major operating system issues. Recovery Mode rolls back your iPod's operating system, stripping problematic updates and downloads from the unit. The goal of this total system recovery is to revert the iPod to a stable, usable version. Before you use Recovery Mode, exhaust other troubleshooting methods. In some cases, Recovery Mode is triggered automatically after a failed system update or system restore. When it goes into Recovery Mode automatically, you cannot use your iPod until you complete the recovery process. You can get your iPod Touch out of Recovery Mode using Apple's free iTunes software.
Things You'll Need -Apple iTunes-USB cable
Instructions 1 Turn on your computer and open iTunes. If you are prompted to download any new iTunes updates, install the updates before proceeding. 2 Plug an iPod USB cable into your computer. Do not plug the other end into your iPod Touch yet. 3 Turn off your iPod Touch. If the iPod Touch is already shut down, skip this step. 4 Press and hold the Home button on your iPod Touch, and plug the other end of the USB cable into your iPod Touch. 5 Release the Home button after you see a white USB icon and the iTunes logo appear on your iPod Touch's screen. At this time, a pop-up should appear on your computer screen, explaining that the software has detected an iPod in Recovery Mode. 6 Click "OK." 7 Click on the iPod Touch from underneath the "Devices" heading on the left-hand side of your screen. 8 Click on the "Home" tab, and then click "Restore." Once it's restored, your iPod Touch goes out of Recovery Mode and you can start using it again. The restoration process takes a few minutes. Do not disconnect your iPod Touch until a prompt appears, letting you know the system restored successfully.
Use the following steps to place your device into recovery mode. If the device is already in recovery mode, you can proceed immediately to step 6.
Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone or iPod touch, but leave the other end of the cable connected to your computer's USB port. Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the the iPhone or iPod touch to turn off. If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. When the device turns off, release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons. While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to iPhone. When you reconnect the USB cable to iPhone, the device should power on. Note: If you see the screen pictured below, let the device charge for at least ten minutes to ensure the battery has some charge and then start with step 2 again.Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen. When this screen appears you can release the Home button:Use iTunes to restore the device. If you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, try these steps again. If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen but the device does not appear in iTunes, see this article and its related links.
When using recovery mode, you can only restore the device. All user content on the device will be erased, but if you had previously synced with iTunes on this computer, you can restore from a previous backup. See this article for more information.
the only thing you can do is force your iphone to recovery mode and
then restore it. you will lose all data but its the only way you can
make it work.
try the following steps to force the device into recovery mode that way you will reset the passcode.
that may have occurred with an unsuccessful restore may include a
frozen screen—either at the Apple logo or some other application—or the
device may repeatedly reset.
1. Verify you have iTunes 7.5 or later. Apple recommends using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone or iPod touch, but leave
the other end of the cable connected to your computer's USB port.
3. Power off the device (Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few
seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for
the the iPhone or iPod touch to turn off. 4. Press and hold the
Home button while reconnecting the USB cable to iPhone. When you
reconnect the USB to iPhone, the device should then power on.
Note: If you see the message "Charging... Please Wait", let the device
charge for at least 10 minutes to ensure the battery has some charge
and then start with step 2 again.
5. Continue holding the Home button while iPhone starts up. While starting up, you will see the Apple logo.
6. When you see "Connect to iTunes" on the screen, you can release the
Home button and iTunes will display the recovery mode message: Cheers! If you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, then disconnect the USB cable from iPhone and repeat steps 3-6.
Try hold the power button for about 15-20 seconds..that should reset the firmare...then connect your device to your computer..click on start and right click on my computer..then click on properties...go to hardware and device manager..find the device there and uninstall it..then unplug it and plug it back in to the back of your computer into a different usb port...that should solve your problem..if not let me know what the outcome is...
I recently had a similar problem, and nothing I did helped; what I eventually did sounds pretty simple and possibly won't help ( I have a feeling that it might have been a USB port issue, more than anything). I have added the description of my problem below my 'solution'.
I disconnected the player from my PC, restarted the PC, disconnected & reconnected the battery from the Muvo2, turned the player on (just to check if it was reading the music) then turned the player off. Then (with the Muvo2 powered off) I reconnected the player to the USB cable; the darn thing was recognised immediately and was working fine...
The player was working fine, Windows (XP Pro) recognised the device as a Muvo2 & I could transfer files no problem; I clicked on 'Safely remove hardware' and removed the player. However, when I now try to reconnect the payer Windows gives me an error message, that one of my USB devices failed to connect and that it doesn't recognise the device. It suggests reconnecting, which does nothing...
The Muvo2 screen displays the 'connected to computer' image. If I disconnect using the 'Safely remove hardware' and unplug the cable, the player display says I need to connect to my PC and run scandisk. I can't get the computer to recognise the device, so I can't run scandisk. Removing and reinserting the player's battery got rid of the 'Scandisk' message & the player worked again, but it's still not connecting to the PC.