Re: 40GB Ipod - Itunes doesn't recognize and lock symbol...
Here is the ONLY way to fix it. I've read many post and nothing worked. Holding down MENU and play DOESN'T work. Pushing hard on the hold button while on its right side DOESN'T work. I took mine to the Apple Store and they recommended I I pay them $250 to fix it or buy the new Classic ipod for $249. No thank you! After I fix it...I'm so glad I did it on my own and upset they wouldnt do what I figured out on my own.I would have paid $100 with easily but I guess its not worth there while. Ok here is the FIX. Its simple once you understand it. The cable insde is loose. Its a small little cable exactly the same type that you connect to your hard drive in your desktop computer. SO OPEN UP THE IPOD. ISIDE YOU WILL SEE A LOOSE RIBBON CABLE. IT HAS A SMALL SQUARE BLACK PIECE AT END OF RIBBON. ATTACH IT YO THE EMPTY SQUARE (PLUG IT IN).CLOSE IPOD AND YOU ARE DONE.YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT GETTING STUCK. YOU CAN TURN IT ON AND OFF.BASICALLY BY DOING THIS IT REBOOTS EVERYTHING WHICH IS WHAT IS NEEDED.AND YOU WILL STILL HAVE ALL YOUR MUSIC. I WILL NOT REPLY TO THIS POST CAUSE I TOLD YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED. GOOD LUCK. I JUST WISH SOMEBODY TOLD ME THIS. WOULD HAVE SAVED ME 2 MONTHS. ALL THE BEST!!!
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sorry, that is the incorrect way to enter dfu mode. here is the correct way. Step 1. Plug your ipod into your computer. Step 2. Power off your ipod. Step 3. hold the power button down for 3 seconds. Step 4. while holding the power button, press and hold the home button for 10 seconds. Step 5. While still holding the home button, release the power button AND CONTINUE HOLDING THE HOME BUTTON for 15 seconds.
your computer should recognize the device as in dfu mode, install the driver needed, and from then on, you should be able to restore.
Sources- i have had an ipod since the very first one, and i have extensive knowledge of jailbreaking and restoring troubles.
Try plugging the Ipod into a charger and see if anything appears. If a charging symbol does not show up try next step.
If charging symbol doesn't show up hold down the Power Button and the Home Button at the same time for A FULL 30 seconds! The apple logo should show up. If it does not move to the next step.
If nothing shows up on the phone at this point try moving the silence button up and down, do you get a vibration when you change the button to silence? If so it means that your screen is just not displaying the image and you need a new LCD if it does not make a vibration when you move the silence button after trying all of the above steps it is likely that the phone is ruined or something is disconnected on the interior.
1. Reset or restore your iPod for a try, this can fix many general iPod problems.
2. You may try this iTunes alternative, I always use it to upload music and video to my iPod once my iTunes can't recognize my iPod, my friends recommend it to me, it's safe and works pretty well, you can also use it to copy music and video from ipod to computer for backup, it's useful when you lost your iTunes library.
3. Update your iTunes to the latest version. Plug in your iPod. If iTunes can't recognize it, then in iTunes in the top left corner click help> run diagnostics. On the box that comes up, check the last two things. Click next and it should identify your iPod. I got this method from Apple technical support. Hope it helps. Contact me if you have any other question.
Try doing this: Toggle the hold switch and put it back in the off position. Then press and hold the center button and the menu button simultaneously for ten seconds and the apple symbol should come up on the screen. Then it should work like normal. Hope this helps!
Try this: turn off your ipod, hold the home button, and plug it into
itunes while still holding the home button until a picture of the itunes symbol
appears with a cable under it. itunes should say "ipod found in restore
mode". This will completely reset your ipod, hopefully fixing any bugs or problems in it. also, you will lose all data saved on the ipod that isn't also backed up by itunes. Music, pictures, and video can be re-synced.
plug it into your comp and iTunes will unlock it for you This support document also provides additional information on locking and unlocking the iPod. According to Apple, if you have forgotten the code, you can unlock the iPod by doing the following: Connect your iPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one iPod synced with), and open iTunes. When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked. If you can't unlock iPod using either [the code or connecting it to the computer you use to manage its songs]. . . you can restore your iPod to factory settings using iPod Updater. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod. Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to your iPod. If you want to change the primary computer that your iPod is associated with, do this: 1. Restore your iPod. Warning: The restore process cannot be undone. All of your songs and files will be deleted. Always make a backup of your important data. 2. Connect your iPod to the computer that you want to be the primary computer. 3. Open iTunes and synchronize
Try booting it into disk mode. Do this by clicking on the menu and center buttons at the same time. When you see the apple logo, immediatley hold the centerbutton and play button down at the same time for 10 seconds. The ipod should now say disk mode at the bottom and have a check mark on the screen.
Then connect it to your computer, and format it using your computer. To do that click on my computer, then right click on the drive letter assigned to your ipod (should be like drive I: or H: or similar.. Then scroll down to format and click on format. This should reformat the ipod completely.
Once that is done disconnect your ipod from the computer and reset it again using the center and menu buttons. After it reboots, try reconnecting it to you r computer and see if it is fixed.