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Ipod wont connect to computer

Well i have done some fireware editing with my ipod using ipod wizard. I disabled the deep sleep mode on the ipod itself. Now the ipod woun't connect to the computer or even charge off the computer. I have done cable tests, tryed different computers. Nothing. Even running disk mode on the ipod. I am woundering if it is worth trying to disconnect the battery (Which may reset the firmware or something like that.) Is there a way to reset the firmware wihtout using a computer but using the ipod itself? Anything I will try.

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  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    My I pod is not connecting to the computer ,if it connects it is telling to format
    the ipod when we are going to format it is showing the capacity is 1MB where my ipod is 1 GB and after qwick format it it shows that "windows was unable to format.This is the problem

  • cessna117ab Nov 14, 2007

    I already attemped all these , I am just wondering if i can re-format the ipod only using the ipod becuase i cannot even force out a signal to the computer using the disk mode

  • helderp00 Dec 24, 2007

    I've accidentally formatted my MP3 Player, and know, the computer detects a new device bus I can´t find the drivers for it.

  • dx1200 Apr 21, 2008

    Hi . My ipod nano 2g slim white model not the newest but the one from about three year died after a couple of months i recently got in working again using a fire wire cable but the computer won't  recognize it. the ipod is formatted for windows but that also doesn't recognize it. can anybody suggest a method to re format the iplod without using a computer?



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This worked great for me!!! Thanks,

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Have you tried to just do a re-set? Toggle the hold switch on then off, then hold down the center button and the menu button at the same time. Keep holding them until the screen flashes, then release. This basically reboots the ipod. If you can get to the main menu on the ipod, you should also be able to find a settings menu which should have a default selection, which should also re-set the player. If neither of these work, you'll have to try putting it back into disk mode and doing a restore if iTunes can find the player. You might also try connecting it to a different computer and seeing if it is found. If you can get any computer to recognize the player as a hard drive, you can re-format it using the windows software, then you can re-store using itunes.

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