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Restoring my black iPod nano

I tried to turn on my iPod to listen to music. but when i did, it had a message that said "Please use iTunes to restore your iPod" so i went onto iTunes, and it said "please restore your iPod before connecting it to iTunes." but when i try to do THAT, i have to do all this stuff that takes about 5 hours, and STILL doesnt work. what should i do now? plz help me.

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  • lpomalesd Jul 06, 2008

    we placed the ipod in a dock and went black and it was hot . i have tried my pressing menu and on button many times and it is as black as it was for the first time

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Try doing the 5 R's to see if that fixes the problem:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303940

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Try this, from Apple's website:
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Summary Learn how to restore iPod, iPod classic, iPod mini, and iPod nano to factory settings.
If you need to restore an iPod shuffle, click here.
Background It is important to understand the difference between "update" and "restore". Update simply installs the software that controls iPod and does not affect the songs and files stored on iPod's disk. Restore erases the iPod's disk and restores iPod to its original factory condition.
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Good luck. Hope my solution was helpful in some way. Further problems leave a comment and i will get back to you.

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