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"my ipod says press menu key to format and other keys to not format " what to do after formatting also it says this. Is there any programme to fix this or what the thing going on

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Hey, watch this tutorial and try the things it suggest.

Id highly recommend, restarting, and returning the device into the original state.

All this is covered in the video here:
Also try the ipod updater from the apple site.

If that doesnt help contact the apple support.

Posted on Mar 12, 2008


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