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My ipod wwants me to restore it, so i do, but then it says "waiting for ipod"..so i left the computer on so it would restore the whole night, but noting changed, why isnt it restoring?

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    hI i have same problem as above. Its stays on 'waiting for Ipod' no matter how amny time i try restore or reboot.

    Help plz

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This could be a software problem with iTunes what u need to do is install the latest version of iTunes and try again to restore it if this doesnt work then u will have to put it into recovery mode and then recover it on the comp,

i will link a Apple help link to this post below :D

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808

it will tell u what to do and how to do it (REMEMBER USE LATEST VERSION OF iTunes****

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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Ipod is disabled, how do i restart it ?


The iPod Touch is a type of iPod that features a touch screen and can function as both a portable media player and as a pocket computer.

It is possible to password protect your iPod Touch so that you will have to enter a password every time you want to unlock the iPod Touch screen.

If you repeatedly enter the incorrect passcode, your iPod Touch will become disabled.
To unlock a disabled iPod Touch, you need to sync your iPod Touch device with iTunes on your computer.

Attach the iPod Touch data cable to the bottom of your iPod Touch device and attach the other end of the data cable to an available USB port on your computer.

Open iTunes on your computer and then select your iPod Touch device from the list of available devices on the left side of the iTouch window.

Click the "Restore" button.

If you have previously backed up your iPod Touch, you can choose to restore the device to the last back up or any saved backup.

If you have never backed up your iPod Touch, this process will restore your iPod Touch's factory settings.

Wait while iTunes syncs with your iPod Touch and restores the device.

iTunes will prompt you when this process is complete.

or
A hard reset restores your iPod Touch to its original factory settings.
This is useful when your iPod Touch is disabled and won't turn on or off, but all your data is erased.

Luckily, you can restore your data with iTunes after you've performed the reset.
Once you've performed the reset, your iPod is wiped clean and iTunes prompts you to restore the settings from your last sync.

Plug the iPod into your computer and wait at least 10 minutes.
This allows the battery to recharge in case it has drained.

This could fix your disabled iPod, if the problem was caused by a dead battery.
Click "OK" if your computer opens a "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Depending on your version of iTunes, the message may indicate the iPod is in "recovery mode" and you need to restore the device.

ITunes opens and resets your iPod for you.
Unplug the iPod from your computer if you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" alert box.

Make sure the iPod is charged before you attempt the hard reset.
Press and hold both the On/Off/Wake button and the Home button on your iPod.

Keep the buttons pressed.
Wait for the Apple logo to appear, it may take 10 seconds or longer.

When you see it, release the On/Off/Wake button but keep the Home button pressed.
Release the Home button when you see a picture of a USB cable with an arrow pointing to the iTunes logo.

Plug your iPod back into the computer.
The iTunes "recovery mode" message will appear.

Click "OK" to complete the reset.

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How can I get into my ipod if I forgot my pass code?


you might have to reset it to factory settings

The 4th generation iPod is a portable media device that can play music, videos, and display photos.

Occasionally, you may run into issues with the iPod where the player has trouble working.


Restoring your iPod to its factory settings will often correct any software issues the player may have by wiping all of the data off of the iPod, and restoring its software to its original condition.


Restoring your 4th generation iPod can be done in just a few minutes, and requires the help of your computer.


Connect your iPod to your computer using the included USB cable, just as if you were going to sync it to add music or other data.


Launch iTunes if it does not launch automatically, and select your 4th generation iPod from the list of devices on the left side of the screen.


This will launch information about your iPod in the main iTunes window.


Click the "Restore" button in the middle of the iTunes window to begin restoring your 4th generation iPod to its factory settings.


Your computer may ask you to enter an administrative username and password to continue. A progress bar will then appear letting you know the status of the restore.


Wait for the progress bar on the screen to finish and then disconnect your 4th generation iPod.


The iPod is now restored to its factory settings.

You can reattach the iPod to your computer and set it up again, just as you did the first time you used it.


hope this helps

also you could try This works on iPod 5th gen

click start control panel scroll to folder options tick in the box to show hidden files and holders

connect your Ipod to your computer


click start click click on you Ipod to open


then go Ipod controls device there should be a folder saying locked

right click select rename to open or delete the folder your Ipod should now be open





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Help my ipod touch is a 16gb n older version and its gt 5808849 minutes left. what cn i do?


Have iTunes open and your USB cable plugged into the Computer "BUT NOT THE iPOD"!

Turn the iPod off- Press and hold the sleep/wake button at the top left corner for approximately 10 seconds until the screen says slide to power off.


Force into recovery mode Press and hold the home button (in the front on the bottom) for approximately 10 seconds until you get the image of a USB cable pointing towards the iTunes logo on the screen. If you do not get this, try holding the home button down and at the same time plugging the other half of the USB cable into the ipod waiting for a message in iTunes

Follow instructions in iTunes Once you plug the iPod into the computer, you should get a message saying "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode, it must be restored to be used." At this point you hit the restore button in iTunes and wait for the iPod to be restored

Apr 03, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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My Ipod is disabled and says try again in 26,608,870 minutes and obviously I can't wait that long how can I fix it without replacing it?


What most likely has happened is that you or someone was trying to access your iPod and tried to enter a passcode to get in. After a certain amount of tries, your iPod will disable itself. Here's how you can get it back.
Step 1: Turn on your computer, and connect your iPod to your computer with the USB cable that came with your iPod.
Step 2: Open up iTunes on your computer.
Step 3: In iTunes, go to the left side of your screen and scroll down, when you see your iPod, select it.
Step 4: You should now see on the right side of your screen some general iPod information. Scroll down to until you see a "Restore" button.
Step 5: Hit Restore, and wait for a few minutes. THIS WILL WIPE EVERYTHING THAT WAS IN YOUR IPOD AND RESYNC IT WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS IN YOUR ITUNES LIBRARY.
This is the only working method known.

Feb 16, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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Ok so i changed my passcode last night,because i didnt want a friend to get into it(he knew the pc) and then i went to play on it this morning and i didnt remember it... i disabled it.:( then im coneecting...


this can be fixed by restoring the ipod.

plug into computer and turn the ipod off (hold power button, wait for slider, turn off). turn on by holding the power button and the home key at the same time, this puts it in restore mode, yellow sign should appear. start itunes. click on the summary tab and click the restore button. this returns it to factory settings. if you want you can now choose a new passcode as you would normally on the ipod under settings

hope this helps =)

Jul 22, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

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Child locked ipod and dont remember code


Connect it to computer, run iTunes, select iPod displayed on left side of iTunes, then click "Restore" button to the right. Wait for iPod to restore, and resync music to iPod if it wasn't already done by iTunes after the restore.

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I cant unlock my disabled ipod


i can help you unlock it but unfortunately you will lose all the data stored on it
1. turn it off
2. press & hold the home button wile you connect to the cable that links to your PC (itunes should open )
3. select restore (then wait wile factory settings are restored and password is removed)

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My ipod


try shutting off ur ipod for a while by holding the top hold button and the home button. wait a day untill u turn it on a gain

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COMPUTER SAYS: DEVICE UNKNOWN!!!! HELP ME!


Mac:
go to applications then utilities then open disk utility
on the on the left side all the hard drives will be listed. click on your ipod then click erase, look here click "erase" and then "ok". when it is done disconnect the ipod, open itunes and reconnect the ipod. itunes will tell you the ipod is corrupted and i needs to restore it. click ok and then wait for it to complete the restore.

PC:
go to start, my computer. in the new window your ipod's name will apear right click then click format. make sure that quic format is checked and then click "ok". when it is done disconnect the ipod, open itunes and reconnect the ipod. itunes will tell you the ipod is corrupted and i needs to restore it. click ok and then wait for it to complete the restore.


note: this might no work but will help in most cases, you hard drive may have just fail and then your out of luck

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Help me please


First I'd try connecting it to your computer and waiting for itunes to load. Then click on your ipod shuffle on the left hand side under "devices" and under settings click on restore.

This will restore your shuffle to factory defaults.

Then try loading songs again and listen for music. Make sure the volume is at a sufficient level as well.

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