Well i have done some fireware editing with my ipod using ipod wizard. I disabled the deep sleep mode on the ipod itself. Now the ipod woun't connect to the computer or even charge off the computer. I have done cable tests, tryed different computers. Nothing. Even running disk mode on the ipod. I am woundering if it is worth trying to disconnect the battery (Which may reset the firmware or something like that.) Is there a way to reset the firmware wihtout using a computer but using the ipod itself? Anything I will try.
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How to Enable Sleep Mode : 1. Access the main menu on your iPod 2. Go to the extras menu > clock 3. Select your current time ensuring that your timezone settings are correct 4. Select the Sleep Timer options 5. Select the time that you want your iPod to shut down
And if your iPod goes into Deep Sleep Mode then here is the answer to that : Right "Deep Sleep" is a battery saving mode if the iPod is not touched in say a 18-24 hour period I think. It reboots (resets) coming out of this mode.
1) There are people reporting that they must always reset their iPod to turn it back on after shutting it off, they don't really mention deep sleep at all, search for "must always reset" or something along those lines
2) I'm not sure if this is documented anywhere specifically. It is a normal function of the iPod that we discovered somewhere along the line. Not sure where the first talk about it came from, you may find information on this searching "deep sleep" there was a hack to force the iPod immediately into deep sleep once upon a time.
3) Not exactly. If an iPod has gone into deep sleep, plugging it into the power will automatically start the reboot. In the case of buttons you should be able to touch a button and it will start to reboot, I have found with my 3G iPod it takes a very deliberate touch or two or three touches to the touch sensitive buttons to get it to wake up, but you shouldn't HAVE to do the reset command (i.e. menu/select button held down), if you do you may be looking at more of the original problemin #1
You will want to reset the ipod and reconnect it to your computer. Below I have posted step by steps on three trouble shooting options. If after a reset it still will not connect to the computer, proceed to step two. Putting the iPod into recovery mode. Then if in recovery mode you can get it to connect to the computer, restore it to factory settings. Restoring it is listed as step three. I left the restore article normal in case you can get it to connect with just a simple reset.
Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
2nd RECOVERY MODE
Connect your USB cable to the computer without the iPod connected at the other end.
Power off the device (Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the the iPhone or iPod touch to turn off.
Press and hold the Home button while reconnecting the USB cable to iPhone. When you reconnect the USB to iPhone, the device should then power on.
Continue holding the Home button while iPod starts up. While starting up, you will see the Apple logo.
When you see "Connect to iTunes" on the screen, you can release the Home button and iTunes will display the recovery mode message: iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode. You must restore this iPod before it can be used with iTunes.
If you don't see the "Connect to iTunes" screen, then disconnect the USB cable from iPod and repeat steps 3-6.
Because you must restore the iPod touch, iTunes will not recover data from the device, but if it was previously synced on the same computer and the same user account, it should restore a backup (if available)
Use the following steps to restore your iPod touch:
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed and running before attempting to update.
Connect your iPod touch to your computer.
Select your iPod touch when it appears in iTunes under Devices.
Select the Summary tab.
Select the Restore option.
When prompted to back up your iPod touch's settings before restoring, select the Back Up option. If have just backed up the device, it is not necessary to create another.
Select the Restore option when iTunes prompts you
Once the restore process has completed the iPod touch restarts and displays the Apple logo while starting up
If none of this works and your iPod is still under a year old I would call apple. Make sure that you inform them of the trouble shooting you have already done though. They can tend to assume people don't do trouble shooting. GOOD LUCK
You might be able to restore the iPod,
you just need to put it in a different mode. Try plugging it into your
computer. Press and hold both the sleep and home buttons at the same
time until the screen goes black (can take longer than 10 seconds) then
let go of the sleep button (the button on the top of the unit) while
keeping the home button held in (the button on the front of the iPod).
Keep the home button held in until your computer recognizes new
hardware. You should hear some sort of sound coming from your computer
speakers. That and the "installing new hardware" notice should come up
in your taskbar (this is where you computer shows the clock). Let go of
the home button once this happens. Open up iTunes and then restore it.
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Have you tried to just do a re-set? Toggle the hold switch on then off, then hold down the center button and the menu button at the same time. Keep holding them until the screen flashes, then release. This basically reboots the ipod. If you can get to the main menu on the ipod, you should also be able to find a settings menu which should have a default selection, which should also re-set the player. If neither of these work, you'll have to try putting it back into disk mode and doing a restore if iTunes can find the player. You might also try connecting it to a different computer and seeing if it is found. If you can get any computer to recognize the player as a hard drive, you can re-format it using the windows software, then you can re-store using itunes.