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Ipod wont connect to computer

Well i have done some fireware editing with my ipod using ipod wizard. I disabled the deep sleep mode on the ipod itself. Now the ipod woun't connect to the computer or even charge off the computer. I have done cable tests, tryed different computers. Nothing. Even running disk mode on the ipod. I am woundering if it is worth trying to disconnect the battery (Which may reset the firmware or something like that.) Is there a way to reset the firmware wihtout using a computer but using the ipod itself? Anything I will try.

I tryed reseting, and putting in it disc mode,
but i cant even get any computer to reconize my ipod so i cant reformat it...
is there anything besides reseting and disc mode
that will make it connect?

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  • amanda2312 Apr 19, 2008

    thanks so much
    but i cant connect it to the computer in the first place..

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Try getting the official Apple firmware from iTunes(just the download from their website) and save it. Then go to the iPod and hold down the enter button and the play button until it restarts.

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • chilibball
    chilibball Apr 17, 2008

    Follow-up: Resetting it will not delete the data on it just refresh the boot loader.

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Disconnect the USB cable from the iPhone or iPod touch, but leave the other end of the cable connected to your computer's USB port.

# Turn off the device: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then slide the slider. Wait for the the iPhone or iPod touch to turn off.

* If you cannot turn off the device using the slider, press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at the same time. When the device turns off, release the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons.

While pressing and holding the Home button, reconnect the USB cable to iPhone. When you reconnect the USB cable to iPhone, the device should power on.

Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen. When this screen appears you can release the Home button.

If necessary, open iTunes. You should see the following "recovery mode" alert

Hope that resolves the issue. Please revert for any further issue.

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How to Enable Sleep Mode :
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2. Go to the extras menu > clock
3. Select your current time ensuring that your timezone settings are correct
4. Select the Sleep Timer options
5. Select the time that you want your iPod to shut down

And if your iPod goes into Deep Sleep Mode then here is the answer to that :
Right "Deep Sleep" is a battery saving mode if the iPod is not touched in say a 18-24 hour period I think. It reboots (resets) coming out of this mode.

1) There are people reporting that they must always reset their iPod to turn it back on after shutting it off, they don't really mention deep sleep at all, search for "must always reset" or something along those lines

2) I'm not sure if this is documented anywhere specifically. It is a normal function of the iPod that we discovered somewhere along the line. Not sure where the first talk about it came from, you may find information on this searching "deep sleep" there was a hack to force the iPod immediately into deep sleep once upon a time.

3) Not exactly. If an iPod has gone into deep sleep, plugging it into the power will automatically start the reboot. In the case of buttons you should be able to touch a button and it will start to reboot, I have found with my 3G iPod it takes a very deliberate touch or two or three touches to the touch sensitive buttons to get it to wake up, but you shouldn't HAVE to do the reset command (i.e. menu/select button held down), if you do you may be looking at more of the original problemin #1

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