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80gb ipod classic will not sync after restoration

Trying to sync ipod. Message said that ipod was in recovery mode and needed to restore settings. I did this and received confiramation that it was restored. However it will not sync. If I disconnect and try to sync it starts over and says that the ipod is in recovery mode. Prior to this the ipod was working fine.

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Try the link below that applies to your computer OS:

http://support.apple.com/downloads/iPod_Reset_Utility_1_0_3_for_Mac
http://support.apple.com/downloads/iPod_Reset_Utility_1_0_4_for_Windows

Useful troubleshooting-video:
http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/tutorials/troubleshooting.html

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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