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My ipod classic 20 gb

My ipod classic 20gb has a problem i can't open it. i dont know what i will do.

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  • Jesse Vallaio Jul 14, 2008

    my 20gb Ipod classic has taken a turn for the worst and now it has a little icon of an unhappy Ipod on it when i try to turn it on. can anyone help me? I have a little understanding of the ipod's components and with a little patience and some expertise i can turn this aroiund. If anyone has the technical understanding please give a a little help up.

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The wall adapter logo means the ipod need connecting to an external power scource to complete the restart procedure. Once this is done it will reset to the facory settings.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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    i have done this and nothing happens


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Reset the player first, and then do recovery mode if it fails - instructions for these methods are in the manual - grab the manual from Apple's website if you have misplaced yours.

Posted on May 26, 2008

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I also have a problem. my computer told me that i needed to do somthing over to download music. i did that and now its stuck on this pic. with a wall outlet and what i think is an addapter. now i cant do anyhting on it. pleas help me.


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