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Ipod only shows outlet


all my ipod shows is outlet with a wall plug in it has ben like this for a week plez help i did plug it in to the a wall charger and nothing happened

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  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    ipod shows only plug in to outlet on screen.

  • eovery Apr 20, 2008

    After a restore of doing the 5 R and finishing with restore, by Ipoc is stuck on the outlet picture and will do nothing more. Tried resetting and everything. I am stuck. You're 5 R has totally locked it up and will not go any further.



    Help

  • groovme Sep 30, 2008

    same issue, tried to reset by pushing select and menu goes right back to wallplug and charger

  • dizzlexic Oct 10, 2008

    Mine is also showing the picture of an outlet after trying to reset it via itunes.. I can get in to the service menus and everything appears fine by all tests.. but it will not boot into ipod regular functions.


  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    my 20GB color screen iPOD shows wall plug since I tried to restore it.
    I plugged it into USB charger (not apple one) and still same icon on display.

  • jacquesnoir Apr 21, 2009

    Display shows wall plug icon. Reset simply restores the same display after a short delay. Not recognized by Windows XP, USB ports working perfectly. Brand new battery. Hard drive good in another ipod. 5rs don't work. I have 2 ipods with exactly the same problem. Both came up with the update notice through iTunes and went through the update process. Now both won't respond. Just the wall plug icon. Charged all night with wall charger. No change. Help.

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    I have the same exact problem. Please help anyone!

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Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod.five_rs/

If you need more assistance let me know. Good luck.

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Check out:
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