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Corrupted so my ipod doesn't work and when i turn it on it says to restore it on my computer. I plugged it into the computer and it says it has detected a corrupted ipod, you must restore before it can be used with itunes. I click restore and it worked but when i turned on my ipod again, it keeps telling me to restore it on my computer. WHAT DO I DO?

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2008

    apple ipod classic 80 gig still shows apple logo only after restoration in disk mode? What should i do?

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    This happened to me after leaving it in a hot car for a long time. I tried downloading new drivers and now it just locks up the iTunes whenever you hook it up. AAARRRRGGGH

  • babyjoker Jun 01, 2008

    my ipod is screwed up cause it tells me to connected to the computer and use itunes to restore it but my ipod wont show up in itunes

  • mike hunt Jun 01, 2008

    i connect my ipod and it saia to reformat it.. this will erase it! I just want to back up my music from my ipod thats all..

  • maestro79 Jan 15, 2009

    Same problem. Someone please tell me what to do.

  • St8 Champ Apr 07, 2009

    is there a way to restore it without having the internet?

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Hi the above instructions are all nice and detailed but like babyjoker stated for his case, I CAN'T see my iPod in the source list aka my iTunes cannot detect my iPod. so how do i go about making my iTunes detect it? So that I can follow the rest of the instructions?

  • samsiteone
    samsiteone May 07, 2009

    I did that and it still says restore.

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have don't the reset, the recover doesn't exactly run as described. I don't get any options as to 'type' of recovery. just runs and then tells me it is in recovery mode and needs to be recovered...again and again and again.
    I will try and reinstall iTunes...just another example of how Apple propaganda is a lie - I always have trouble with my crapple stuff - never with Windows.

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Hi, 

To Restore follow these instructions :

Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

I think you wont be able to do that.

How to restore your iPod:

For Windows:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

For Mac:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod, even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

9. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

Or

Try to reinstall

To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.

Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

Good Luck.

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