View Full Version : ipod wont do anything

Nov 16, 2006, 07:17 PM
hey a friend has a 60 gig ipod, first 5 gen, and he fully charged it and ejected it, now it wont turn on, reset, and the computer wont recognize it. He runs windows xp and really really needs it fixed. any help? sorry if this was answered in another thread. any ideas are appreciated.

Nov 16, 2006, 07:41 PM
if you need any more info feel free to ask, he tried the 5 R's. He really needs it fixed, without sending it to apple.

mad jew
Nov 16, 2006, 07:50 PM
Well, try connecting it to a different machine to see if it has more luck being recognised there. If you connect it to a Mac, see whether Disk Utility recognises it and if so, then erase it and format it as FAT32. :)

Nov 16, 2006, 07:51 PM

Did you read up on that?
Can he check it with another computer?
Sometimes if you download the firmware it will detect the ipod..


Nov 16, 2006, 08:02 PM
thanks alot, right now he diesnt have acess to a mac but ill offer to see what "magic i can work with it", and told him to try leaving unpluged for 24 hours and try again as the site said, thanks alot to both of you, any more ideas?
his dad will go beserk if they have to send it in again.