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GEN 5 IPOD

MY IPOD I HAD TO RESTORE IT AND WHEN I DIDI IT NOW JUST FLASHES ON AND OFF THE APPLE ICON AND WILL NOT START UP

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It must be still plugged into your computer ,thats normal .If your not plugged into your computer and its flashing,let me know.........

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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