Whenever I plug my iPod USB cable into my laptop everything is fine, that is, until I plug my iPod in. Then suddenly my computer shuts down and begins to restart, saying something about checking for disk errors...? It's really frustrating as this happens just as my iPod registers on my computer.
First, does this only happen on your computer, or all computers you connect it to? If you have a second computer or a friend who will let you test on their's, then try it on another computer. If it affects it the same way it is most likely the hard drive (since there was a disk error message) or a malfunction in it's logic board. If it works fine on other computers, then I'd try updating the firmware and drivers. Here is a firmware for most ipods. http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Others/Apple-iPod-Firmware-20060628.shtml
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How to Fix an iPod Touch Stuck in Recovery Mode With a Free Program An iPod Touch's "Recovery Mode" is for alleviating major operating system issues. Recovery Mode rolls back your iPod's operating system, stripping problematic updates and downloads from the unit. The goal of this total system recovery is to revert the iPod to a stable, usable version. Before you use Recovery Mode, exhaust other troubleshooting methods. In some cases, Recovery Mode is triggered automatically after a failed system update or system restore. When it goes into Recovery Mode automatically, you cannot use your iPod until you complete the recovery process. You can get your iPod Touch out of Recovery Mode using Apple's free iTunes software.
Things You'll Need -Apple iTunes-USB cable
Instructions 1 Turn on your computer and open iTunes. If you are prompted to download any new iTunes updates, install the updates before proceeding. 2 Plug an iPod USB cable into your computer. Do not plug the other end into your iPod Touch yet. 3 Turn off your iPod Touch. If the iPod Touch is already shut down, skip this step. 4 Press and hold the Home button on your iPod Touch, and plug the other end of the USB cable into your iPod Touch. 5 Release the Home button after you see a white USB icon and the iTunes logo appear on your iPod Touch's screen. At this time, a pop-up should appear on your computer screen, explaining that the software has detected an iPod in Recovery Mode. 6 Click "OK." 7 Click on the iPod Touch from underneath the "Devices" heading on the left-hand side of your screen. 8 Click on the "Home" tab, and then click "Restore." Once it's restored, your iPod Touch goes out of Recovery Mode and you can start using it again. The restoration process takes a few minutes. Do not disconnect your iPod Touch until a prompt appears, letting you know the system restored successfully.
To bypass a lost or forgotten password on your iPod Touch or iPhone,
you'll need to go into Recovery mode:
( First method that worked)
You do this by plugging the iPod touch
into a computer then hold down the power button for about 5 seconds
until you see the red slider button to power it off, slide to power off
the iPod touch. Then press and hold both the power button and the home
button at the same time until you see the Apple logo, then release the
power button but keep holding in the home button. Hold the home button
in until you see the iTunes logo on the iPod touch, then let go of it.
You can then restore your iPod using any computer but keep in mind that
you will lose everything.
( Shorter method that I'm told will work, but untested)
Make sure your iPod Touch is completely turned off and unconnected from
your computer. Hold down the Home button, and connect it to your USB
cable. It will automatically turn on when you connect the cable. Just
keep holding the Home button until the Connect to iTunes logo appears.
Have iTunes open and your USB cable plugged into the Computer "BUT NOT THE iPOD"!
Turn the iPod off- Press and hold the sleep/wake button at the top left corner for approximately 10 seconds until the screen says slide to power off.
Force into recovery mode Press and hold the home button (in the front on the bottom) for approximately 10 seconds until you get the image of a USB cable pointing towards the iTunes logo on the screen. If you do not get this, try holding the home button down and at the same time plugging the other half of the USB cable into the ipod waiting for a message in iTunes
Follow instructions in iTunes Once you plug the iPod into the computer, you should get a message saying "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode, it must be restored to be used." At this point you hit the restore button in iTunes and wait for the iPod to be restored
Hi, just Hold down the home key and power key then plug the cord to your ipod to the computer then get on itunes and restore it
Also i am going to show you how to fix the semi-common ipod error that renders your Ipod unusable. Until now!
hings You'll Need:
* Computer w/ itunes * Ipod touch or Ipone * USB Cable for either device above. * Your fingers (preferably your thumb)
Start-up your computer and log in. Open itunes and leave it on the screen.
Now, hold down the lock button on the top of your device until the power off slider appears. Slide the arrow to shut off your ipod.
Now plug the USB cable into your computer. Make sure that the Ipod is not connected yet!
Hold down the stop button on the device and plug the USB cable into the device. Keep holding the stop button until you see the USB cable with an up arrow into an itunes symbol appear on your screen. This means that the connection to your computer was successful and that you are in recovery mode now.
Now click ok, and download and install the latest Operating System to your Ipod. You will lose all of your data on this device, so once you are done you have to re-download everything.
That's it. Now your device is working again, and it has the latest OS. It will be super quick, and all you have to do is restore your songs, apps, and other data and you have a good as new device!
just plug it into your computer and sync it up with itunes. once it's done, unplug your ipod and it will be unlocked.
if you haven't installed itunes yet/synced it to any computer then you will have to do a full restore in order to get it back to working order. which means losing any information, pictures, videos, songs, etc on it. it will revert it back to factory setting and have only the apps it had when it was first taken out of the box.
2 i've found that you can accomplish this:
- Start by plugging the iPod touch into a computer then hold down the power button for about 5 seconds until you see the red slider button to power it off, slide to power off the iPod touch. Then press and hold both the power button and the home button at the same time until you see the Apple logo, then release the power button but keep holding in the home button. Hold the home button in until you see the iTunes logo on the iPod touch, then let go of it. You can then restore your iPod using any computer but keep in mind that you will lose everything.
- Make sure your iPod Touch is completely turned off and unconnected from your computer. Hold down the Home button, and connect it to your USB cable. It will automatically turn on when you connect the cable. Just keep holding the Home button until the Connect to iTunes logo appears.
uninstall itunes and the ipod software then reload everything it and if u have more then one usb slot make sure u put it back in the one u use to load it with because sometimes the computer is very picky with that. its worked for me when mine does that so maybe it will work for u