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Will not reboot/restore

It is a model a1137 gen3 came from thailand. has thai as language. the hold button has no orange and seems to be an off/on switch as it restarts at hour glass every time you turn it on. I have 2 others that are model a1236's they work fine and itunes starts when they are plugged in but not the thai one. If I turn it on then off then try the enter and menu restore it does not work even plugged in to power. I was hoping to upgrade the firmware to make it usable. I can see 2 drives in XP one 32 mb fat32 and one 7.9gb fat32 on it. HELP !!!!! Please !!!!!

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Sending unit back to seller as unusable broken. I believe it is not really and Ipod but some sort of knockoff. The hold button has no orange section, the model number is incorrect for a generation3 and the software documentation does not say Ipod only MP4 player.

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

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Okay it seems like you might to have to do a Restore. Okay press the Center and top Menu button at the same time together for 5 Seconds then let go. It will boot up properly if not please give us a call at 661-619-5928 or contact us by email at sales@ipodrepairz.com

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