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Ipod mini second generation pink

My Ipod has a folder on the screen with an !, and I tried restoring it, but when I plugged it into my computer, nothing happened. I've tried pretty much everything to fix i, but nothing has worked so far.....

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    my ipod need to restore in itune how can i do

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2008

    My Apple iPod Nano 4GB (Pink) is not being read at all I plug it in and my iTunes did not read it



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You have experienced virus attacks. try to scan your ipod. if still the antivirus wont detect that file do a reformat of your ipod.

be sure to transfer your files to your computer by using itunes. k

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How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339) Ensure that you have an active Internet connection
as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may
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no worries, go to

Download the quickpwn software and jailbreak your ipod.
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