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Ipod nano 1st generation trouble! help!

Hi there,
while i was running my ipod, suddenly it turned off although it was fully charged, i tried to reset, nothing happened.
I plugged it into my PC, it said the device is not properly formated, iTunes did not recognized it, so i can not restore it....
but i don't think it's dead cuz when plugged to the PC, the screen turned on white then grey, withs Bip bip bip sounds on and off but the Apple logo doesn't appear!!!!
help me please, wat can i do to fix it myself!!!!
thanks

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  • haiyen Dec 02, 2007

    thanks, i gonna follow ur instructions as soon as i'll have all my finals done!

    nice day

    thanks

  • haiyen Dec 27, 2007

    Hi there

    i just started to fix my ipod

    as soon as i plugged it into my PC , my PC was freezed, keyboards didn't help

    wat i could do is just unplug that ipod n restard my PC all over again

    i could not charge my ipod because of that problem.



    do u think i should fix it with another computer or should i remove Itunes from my pc n download it once again



    thanks for ur help!

  • mapp Dec 27, 2007

    i have the same problem my ipod nano is completely dead and when i try to get it to work the ipod support website flashes onto the screen. i tried to press and hold the select and menu button until the apple logo was shown and then i pressed the select play/pause button and the disk mode appeared. After this i tried to find my ipod on my computer to do the steps you said but i couldn't not find my ipod in my computer. what do i do now it is currently while unplugged from the computer showing a check mark and says it's in disk mode and plugged in it says do not disconnect and shows that it is in disk mode. what can i do to fix this?

  • prettymars Jan 13, 2009

    my ipod doesnt work even though it's fully charged, it says visit www.apple.com/support/ipod and it has like a hard drive pictre on it

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Sounds like a corrupt hard drive.

put it into disk mode

  1. Before placing the iPod into disk mode, you should verify that it is charged.
  2. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  3. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
  4. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
Find it in "my computer", right click it and select format. Choose the FAT32 option and hit OK.

Once its done, restart your computer and plug in your pod. Start itunes and it should automatically reinstall the ipod firmware.

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