After applying an update to my iPod Video via iTunes, it now will not boot properly. It tries to start but never gets past displaying the apple on the screen. It then tries to restart and does the same... over and over and over and over and over and... until it drains the battery.
It worked fine prior to the upgrade and was not dropped.
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iOS 6 is possible only on iPod touch 4th generation and newer
- There are two ways to update the iOS version of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch - via connecting the device to iTunes on a computer
- or directly from within the device, but only since iOS 5, it is possible to update the iOS version without the need to connect the iOS device to a computer (over-the-air update)
just go to: settings - general - software update
<p>It is essential to your iPod Touch up-to-date for proper
operation. Updates the device with the latest software updates and bug fixes.
Using Apple's iTunes application to update the iPod Touch via a PC. The iTunes
software is also updated to ensure that the iPod is correctly updated. Updates
both programs are a simple task and will help you get the most out of your
Apple products. <br />
<p>ITunes update <br />
<p>1. Open iTunes on your computer and click on
"Help" menu at the top of the application window. Click "Check
for Updates". ITunes checks for available updates. <br />
<p>2. Click "OK" and "This version of iTunes is
the current version" dialog box appears on screen. <br />
<p>3. Click "Download" dialog box "Update"
when it appears on your screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete
the update of iTunes. <br />
<p>IPod Touch Software <br />
<p>1. Connect the iPod Touch to your PC using the cable for
iPod. <br />
<p>2. Wait for iTunes recognizes the iPod Touch. The
"Download and Installation" dialog box appears when an update is
available for the device. <br />
<p>3. Follow the instructions on the screen by the installation
wizard to update the iPod Touch to apply. The update is complete when "OK
to Disconnect" appears on the top of the iTunes application window. <br />
The ipod is requesting that you hook it up to Itunes...maybe for updates.
If nothing happens after you hook the ipod to itunes then you may have to do a restore.
You can restore you ipod but it will wipe all songs,video,messages,pictures,etc completely off the ipod...sometimes you have no choice but to do that and you have to reload everything back on...
Here is how you do a restore incase you do not know:
1...Make sure you have an Internet connection, you may need to download new updated versions of the iTunes or iPod Software. 2...Download and install the latest version of iTunes. 3...Open iTunes. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB cable that came with your iPod. 4...After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes. 5...Select your iPod in the Source panel. You will see some information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window. 6...Click Restore.
7...A progress bar will appear on the computer screen, indicating that stage one of the restore process has begun. When this stage is done, iTunes will show one of two messages with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring. 8...Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter this typically applies to older iPod models. Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore this typically applies newer iPod models. 9...During part two of the restoreing process, the iPod will display an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. NOTE: It is very important that the iPod remain connected to the computer or iPod power adapter during this stage of the restore. 10...After the restore process is complete, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear. It will ask you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences. Please take time to rate me.
Hi. This was a known issue with that version of the software update. Please try checking for any further updates. If there aren't any, try plugging your device in, clicking on it in iTunes, and playing music and video directly from the device through iTunes.
iPod supports only mp4 and h.264 video, you have to convert your downloaded video to iPod compatible video at first, then add the converted mp4 video to iTunes library, plug in your iPod to computer, sync your iPod with iTunes, that's all. If you need detailed info, here is a step by step guide will teach you how to put DVD and video to iPod http://www.dvdintoipod.com/how-to-convert-dvd-video-to-ipod.html You can get useful information by visiting Apple official site: http://www.apple.comContact me if you have any other question.
The 5 R's for Apple iPods – www.apple.com/support These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods: Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod Nano. If one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. - Reset your iPod Nano. See “General Suggestions,” below. - Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod Nano in iTunes. - Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. - Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web. - Restore your iPod Nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever. -Tha Mp3 Doctor
Ensure that you
have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod
Software may need to be downloaded to your computer.
Download and install the latest version of iTunes if you do not already have it installed.
Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore
options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download 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 available.
Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.
If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.
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 present one of two messages on screen with
instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
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.
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.
Apple recommends that iTunes customers using Windows Vista upgrade to iTunes 7.2 or later. If you are using an iPod with iTunes on Windows Vista, please review the important information in Knowledge Base document
Ejecting iPod using Windows Explorer on Windows Vista may corrupt iPod
Some customers may see the following message when connecting an iPod to iTunes 7.2 or later on a computer running Windows Vista.
Microsoft has released an update for Windows Vista that addresses a situation where ejecting iPod from Windows Explorer or by using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature in Windows Vista could corrupt your iPod. Apple recommends Windows Vista customers who own an iPod install this software update. For information on how to install this Microsoft hot fix, refer to the "Update your software" section below. Tip: iPod can always be ejected safely by choosing Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.
Update your software
Microsoft has made this Update for Windows Vista (KB936824) available via Windows Update as well as a separate download package. To download this update via Windows Update follow the steps below:
From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
In Control Panel, select Check for updates in the Security section. If the Control Panel is in Classic view, open Windows Update.
Click the View available updates link and be sure that Update for Windows Vista (KB936824) is checked.