My ipod is fully formated it is no working now what to do?
Hi, did you format properly?
If not follow this step below
What we are going to do is ERASE your iPod and then re-install the
iPod's software. If your iPod has a software problem, this will probably
WARNING: YOU WILL LOSE ALL MUSIC, CONTACTS AND EVENTS ON YOUR iPOD. IF POSSIBLE, YOU MAY WANT TO BACKUP THESE FILES.
1. To erase your iPod, do the following:
ERASE YOUR iPOD (MAC OSX)
* If you have OSX, you can use Disk Utility (Macintosh HD
> Applications > Utilities). If you have a PC running Microsoft
Windows, click here for more instructions or read the next paragraph.
* Select your iPod in the Disk Utility window and press the Repair button
* Then press the Erase button to erase the iPod's hard drive. Extended Journaled should answer your next question.
ERASE YOUR iPOD (WINDOWS XP)
* Open "My Computer" on your Desktop
* Select "IPOD". It should be listed next to your C drive.
* Right click and chose "Format"
* Select "FAT 32" and
* Reboot Computer
ERASE YOUR iPOD (WINDOWS VISTA)
If these Vista instructions are wrong, please let us know.
Vista was such a piece of **** we banned it from the office.
* Open "My computer" on your Desktop
* Right-click on iPod
* Click "Format"
* Select "Restore Device Defaults"
* Press "Start"
2. After you erase your iPod, you need to run the Restore function
before your iPod will work properly. To Restore your iPod, do the
* Connect the iPod to your computer using the FireWire/USB cable that came with it.
* Open iTunes. Make sure you are using the newest version of
iTunes. You can download iTunes updates from http://www.itunes.com
* iTunes may sense that the iPod is connected and prompt you to
install any necessary software. If not, select your iPod from the Source
column on the left side of your iTunes window. There will be several
tabs along the top of the screen such as: Summary, Music, Photo,
Contacts, etc. You should select the Summary tab.
* Click Restore.
* You may need to type in an Admin user's name and password. An
alert box will ask you to confirm the restore process. Say yes.
* When the factory settings have been restored, unplug the FireWire/USB cable from iPod.
* When prompted by the iPod, reconnect the FireWire/USB cable.
After the iPod has updated itself and restarted, you should see the
message "Do not disconnect" flashing on the screen.
* You may be prompted by iTunes to type in a name for your iPod. Feel free to get creative.
* The "Automatically update my iPod" option is selected by
default. Deselect this option if you wish and click Done. The iTunes
main window appears, and the download status is displayed in the iTunes
* Wait until the iTunes display says the update is complete.
* Quit iTunes.
* Disconnect the FireWire/USB cable from iPod. After a few moments, the Language display appears on the iPod screen.
* Select a language. If you screw up this step click here. One
time I accidentally selected Chinese for the language. That sucked.
If the iPod does not turn on at all, disconnect it from power and let it
sit unconnected for approximately 24 hours. Then repeat this procedure.
If your iPod is still unresponsive, throw it away. Just kidding. If it
is still under warranty, go to the AppleCare iPod Support Page to
arrange for service http://depot.info.apple.com/iPod/. If your iPod is
out of warranty, then use our VIP Repair Service to get it fixed.
After this process and still does not work, that means you will need to get a new ipod..
Have a nice day.
Feb 23, 2011 |
Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player