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Re: will not restore it self
If its an error during restore process with some code(12 or 14 or whatever),press ctrl+alt+delete after error occurs and select itunes and end task.then again try the restore.This time should complete the restore process.
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use DFU mode while plugged into itunes. Easiest way to do this is by turning it off unplugged. open itunes and then plug it in while holding the home button. then hit restore on itunes when it pops up saying "iphone in recovery mode"
the only thing I could think of is put the ipod in DFU mode,Turn off the ipod and plug it into the computer and open itunes. hold the sleep/wake button (top button) and the home button(bottom button) for 10 seconds. When you count to 10 release the top sleep/wake button and continue holding the home button for 10 seconds. after about 6-10 seconds an itunes error message should pop up saying there is an ipod in DFU mode would you like to restore it. Thats the only way i could think about it.
there is a couple things i can think of to do but the best thing to do is
1.hold the lock and centre button at the same time
2.keep holding it untill the apple logo pops up then let go of the lock button
3.then wait untill the itunes label pops up on your ipod and once this happens you can let go of the button (your ipod must be plugged into the computer before you started this)
4.go to itunes on your computer and restore your ipod by clicking restore
Sounds like it is trying to restore from a bad back up.
If I remeber correctly, you can select which back up to choose from, when the ipod is plugged into itunes and it pops up, right click on it and there should be a option to select which back up to pick from.
If not, google for the firmware (something like ipod touch <model) firmware. be a pretty big file, Under 200mb.
Once downloaded, plug your ipod in on your pc, then clcik restore while holding the 'shift' key, then select this fimrware file you downloaded.
It should be really easy as it is only one file, once done, youll have fresh new ipod. You will loose all your songs/ pics that are currently on there so be warned!
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the apple discussion board talks about unknown error (6), if you get this
error you need to first log out of your store account and open a new
account though itunes. after creating your account, he says to hold
shift and find the firmware update you want to install. then you can
restore your ipod.
if you want to downgrade or upgrade, choose the firmware you want to downgrade
to, then go to itunes and shift-click on restore and choose the firmware you
want to change to. this will restore your ipod touch
When you hook your iPod up, go to my computer and see if it shows as a drive. If so, Right Click on the drive and click "Format" Once this is done, Put the ipod in disk mode and connect it to itunes. Restore as before and see if you get results.
I suspect you may have been using a dock when it crashed, if so you may never get it back. Docks are very harsh on the ipod motherboards. especially the Nano gen 3 and the Ipod Video 5th gen.
go back to your desktop.....upgrade itunes even if you have the new version (it will say itunes is already on desktop do wish to overwrite say yes) once itunes is reinstalled plug ipod to desktop..this should pop up on itunes now....