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Unable to unlock

I made the combination the default 0000 but it wont unlock.. i tried hooking it up to the computer as was stated in earlier responses but after i unplug it the combination screen still comes up and itunes doesn't say anything about a combination when its hooked up. does anyone know what i could do?? please help.

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Re: unable to unlock

Restore the iPod in iTunes and uncheck the sync box or boxes you normally check.   Eject the iPod and now you will have a unil just as if you took it out of the box for the first time.   So, set the language etc. and go to the combination page and enter your new lock code.   Now re-connect your iPod to iTunes and restore everything you want on it.   It should work.   Good luck.

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just restore your ipod to factory default. Then just change your password or your security code, what ever you call it!

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