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Apple 5th gen video

Accidentally knocked out usb cable while updating - ipod now has the do not disconnect symbol permanantly on screen, locked sign wont go and will not turn off or do anything - completely frozen

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Have you tried reseting the iPod (see product manual for how to reset your particular iPod)?

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