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80g 5th generation ipod - Keeps restoring but wont fix anything

Everytime i plug my ipod in, itunes always says that my ipod is in recovery mode. So it says i need to restore it, so everytime it click does it...and when the process is nearly finished (the part where it says to wait near the end) it says i have to restore it again! its a never ending stupid cycle! I only recently got this ipod and i really want to fix this. Any suggestions? (please dont direct me to the itunes page, ive already done that) My screen is white with a permenant - DO NOT DISCONNECT. When i do, its the blue apple screen. If you want any more symptoms please contact me!
I need a genius!

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  • firas900 Aug 07, 2008

    hey , My ipod is 30g video and its the same problem , i droped it on the floor and it went into recovery mode, when i connected to my itunes it says it needs to restore in order to work , i tried to restore it , the process goes fine but when the ipod goes on again it wont let itunes work it out but it says again it needs to restore , tried to restore it million times but still not workin, its detected by itunes but only for restore !!! the update software tab cant be accessed ......

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I had the same problem. The hard drive was bad. I replaced it and it is good as new. It is a Toshiba HDD. Good luck

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It's not iTunes problem. It's ipod issue. Unplug ipod. Reset it:

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