Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
My IPod reboots continuously, what's wrong and how do I fix it? It gets to the Apple logo, then reboots. I tried iPod built-in diagnostics, disk mode works, and draining the battery has no effect after recharge. I am not about to bang my iPod because I know about sensitive hard drive parts.
I solved this problem on my IPod 30G unit. When I would hook it into my computer (Win XP), ITunes would crash and my IPod would just keep rebooting. Even on it's own, it would play for a few seconds and completely reboot over and over. I suspect that part of the problem is that my battery isn't holding a good charge anymore so make sure the unit is fully charged when trying to use it. This may solve the problem.
If charging it isn't the problem, hook your IPod to your data cable and plug it into your computer. Press and hold the Menu and center button for 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears. Then immediately let go and press and hold the center button and the play button for as long as it takes. You'll see a checkmark appear and your unit will go into disk mode. The 'do not disconnect' message will appear. This is good. Shut down ITunes (if it is running) and go to 'My Computer' and open that. Your IPod should show up as a drive in your listings. Right click on your IPod icon and choose to format the drive. Make sure you use a regular format and that it is being done with the FAT32 file system. It takes a while but it will eventually finish. When it is complete, unplug the IPod from your system, wait a few seconds and your IPod should default to asking you what language you want. Choose your language and hook it back up to your PC.
If things work as they should, ITunes should pop up, ask you a few questions as though it was the first time you are using it and proceed to reinstall everything as it was before.
Posted on Feb 24, 2010
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My ipod keep restart itself every 4-5 secs... i plug it into the comp and it doesnt show anything not in my comp not in itunes and not in sharepod nothing i did the hold thing and the upper butten 50 times already in every way possible and i did the menu and center and after the logo center and below butten but still nothing can fix it dono what to do help
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
If disk mode works, then I would suggest placing the Ipod back into disk mode and connecting it to your computer.
There is a chance that the hard drive is shot and that it will not show up in iTunes.
However the simple fact that disk mode works still gives me hope.
If you are able to get the Ipod to show up in iTunes, then you will need to restore the Ipod.
The restore feature is available in the summary tab that appears in iTunes when the Ipod is connected. All you will need to do is click restore and follow any on screen instructions.
Please do let me know if this does not resolve your issue though. :-)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like it is the Hard Drive itself. It could have taken a tumble and been damaged. Try syncing the IPod to the computer and resetting it back to factory settings. If it does not work I would recommend either getting the hard drive replaced or buying a new one. Whatever is more cost effective. I hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 04, 2011
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