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My i pod doesn't have a format

It has erased all of my songs and I can not find a format like windows on my i pod or anything How do I fix it and I have lost my formatting disc

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Try holding the centre button and play button at the same time for 30 secs as it should reset it.

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the following MIGHT help:
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1ST: Just try to 'reset' by holding down the main center button AND pushing UP on the lock/off-on button, for about 8-9 seconds,
It will then 'refresh' the database, shouldn't lose anything,
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This usually fixes almost anything, should even erase a virus (I'm guessing) but shouldn't hurt it.
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1ST: Just try to 'reset' by holding down the main center button AND pushing UP on the lock/off-on button, for about 8-9 seconds,
It will then 'refresh' the database, shouldn't lose anything,
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Most other problems can be fixed ultimately by the following;
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WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

Check if the file system is NTFS. If yes, format it to FAT or FAT32. - Connect player to computer, double-click my computer, right click on icon of mp3 player and select format. This only applies to Windows-based computers.
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WARNING: The following procedures will erase all songs on the player.

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