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Ipod classic corrupt

My daughter's ipod classic randomly began displaying a corrupt message. We tried the reset method which appeared to work. However, now when we connect it to itunes it doesn't even recognize it. Any suggestions?

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  • djmchoward Jan 03, 2009

    We are using a PC. How do we reset as a PC if that is indeed the problem?

  • Barry Murphy May 11, 2010

    It's unlikely that the iPod would have changed from PC to Mac!



    Try a Hard Reset first.



    Hold down the menu & the middle (selector) button simultaneously for about 6-10 seconds & the apple logo should appear on the screen.



    Connect to your PC & see does iTunes recognise your iPod. I'm not sure weather your iTunes is set up to automatically start when you connect your iPod. If it doesn't do this not to worry.



    Try starting iTunes 1st & then connecting the iPod. If no luck then try connecting the iPod & then starting iTunes. iTunes should automatically look for iPods or iPhones connected.



    Hopefully one or the other will work.



    Let me know how you get on.

  • Barry Murphy May 11, 2010

    Are you using it on a Mac or PC? It is possible your iPod is now reset as a Mac iPod & you are using a PC or vice versa. Therefore you won't be able to see it!

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Your ipod may be corrupted and will need to be wiped and restored.
First of all try another lead to connect your ipod to pc.
Also look inside bottom of ipod to check no bent pins in ipod dock.
Also reinstall itunes incase of program corruption.
If still not working you will have to put ipod in disk mode.
Switch ipod off then switch hold button on and off then hold down centre putton and bottom pause button until TICK appears.You are in Disk mode.
Go to file explorer and right click your ipod if shown,Chose FORMAT then chose restore device defaults and restore. Once formatted open itunes and connect ipod with good lead.Ipod can now be restored from backup or a clean restore can be done

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My Ipod touch screen suddenly began to display everything huge. What happened?


Hi mariaelenaga,

To set a minimum font size for messages:


Choose "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" > Minimum Font Size, then choose Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, or Giant.


Also, you may need to try the following:


Restarting and Resetting iPod touch

If something isn't working right, restarting, force quitting an application, or resetting iPod touch will likely solve the problem.


Restart iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears.

Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPod touch. To turn iPod touch back on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake until the Apple logo appears.


If you can't turn off iPod touch or if the problem continues, you may need to reset. A

reset should be done only if turning iPod touch off and on doesn't resolve the problem.


Force quit an application: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPod touch

for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then press and hold the Home button

until the application quits.


Reset iPod touch: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the
same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

This information was sourced from the iPod Touch official user guide at:

http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPod_touch_3.0_User_Guide.pdf


Hope this helps.

Best regards,

CellPhBuddy.

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I have an ipod classic 160 gig but keep gettin the error code 1439 wen i try to restore what should i do?


Hi, now, when you restored your 80 gB classic, did you upgrade the firmware to 1.1.2?
If so, do not.
I refuse as my firmware 1.1.1 works the ipod great and the only trouble started (twice) on trying to update the firmware.
Try a hard factory reset:support.apple.com/kb/HT1339

Then, charge fully with AC charger (this was recommended to me twice in an Apple store)

After wards, use USB to connect to your computer and do not allow it to upgrade to 1.1.2

(See incidental article about ipod touch: rupertgee.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/downgraderestore-ipod-touch-firmware-to-version-111-using-os-x/ this might even work on ipod classic - you've got nothing to loose); also have a look at Apple's updates: apple.com/support/downloads/

This seemed to work for me:

1. Download latest version of iTunes
2. disconnect from internet (I did this by removing my wireless adapter).
3. Put iPod into disk mode (hold select and play until display says "disk mode" at the top).
4. Connect iPod to computer
5. You should be prompted to restore, click yes.
6. Message will appear saying can't connect to internet, do you want to restore to latest version "2.0.1" instead? (Something along those lines).
7. It should start restoring and work this time.

Hope this helps.

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Hello. This will step you through the process of restoring your iPod Touch2_bing.gif to factory settings. Please remember that this will erase all of your files, settings, and data stored on your device.

  1. Connect your iPod to your computer.
  2. Select your iPod2_bing.gif when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
  3. Select the Summary tab and then the Restore option.
  4. Select the Restore option when iTunes2_bing.gif prompts you.
  5. Once the restore process has completed the, iPod touch restarts and displays the Apple2_bing.gif logo while starting up.
  6. Select "Set up as new…"
Hope this helps. Good luck.

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My ipod screen just stays White. My daughter can play Music on the chargeable station. But i turned it off and on and it goes to Clear White Screen everytime.


Try to reset the ipod:

- iPod Classic: Press Menu & Center button at the same time for at least ten seconds
- iPod Touch: Press Center button & top button at the same time for at least ten seconds

Apple logo will appear, and the iPod will be reset (you won't loose your music)

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120GB classic ipod is corrupt


You will want to attempt to force the iPod into disc mode then restore using iTunes. With the iPod in disc mode, iTunes should show the iPod. You will have to restore the iPod to resolve the issue of corruption though. Please let me know if this does not resolve your issue. :)
Putting ipod into disc mode http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1363 Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect" If you are having difficulty putting the iPod model into disk mode, set it on a flat surface. Make sure that the finger pressing the Select button is not touching the Click Wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Play/Pause button toward the outside of the Click Wheel and not near the center.
If you are still unable to put your iPod with a Click Wheel into Disk Mode, use one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Play/Pause button.
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How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339)
Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.

After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are: Restore Option

1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod. Restore Option

2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available. Restore Option

3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available. Restore Option

4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.

If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.

A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).


Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).

During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

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Just restore it in itunes by going to the ipod's main menu after you plug it in to your computer and press the restore button. It should tell you to back up your information. Do that and click yes. It should be back to normal then.

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Since that you've tried resetting/restore method but no good still you can try to update the software of your ipod. Most likely the problem you've experiencing might have been caused by a corrupted software on your ipod.

First off, you'll need the latest version of iTunes.
If you don't have it already, go into iTunes, click Help and select Check for Updates.

After you are all nice and updated....

Connect the iPod to your computer and open iTunes (if not already open).

iTunes will see if a newer version of the iPod software is available, and prompt you to download and install it.

Follow any instructions that might come up.

The iPod display will display an Apple logo and a progress bar.

When this is completed, eject the iPod and check if it is now working.

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http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

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