Cleaning iPod's HD

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by tech4all, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. tech4all macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Just a quick question here. How would one go about totally erasing an iPod's hard drive? Like when people sell them on ebay, how do they erase the date to when it was like when they first bought it? I read this somewhere but can seem to remember.

    Thanks for any info. :)
     
  2. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

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    Use the firmware upgrade utility to restore the iPod to factory settings. The program should be in Applications then in the Utilities folder.
     
  3. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

    tech4all

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    Thanks for the prompt reply!

    Do you plug the iPod into the computer, then run the updater? Then from there it'll detect the iPod and ask me what I want to do?

    Thanks again :)
     
  4. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Yes, that's right. Plug it into your computer, then run the updater, but choose restore. The updater should be in your Applications -> Utilities folder. If you don't have it, you can get it here:
    http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/

    Lee Tom
     
  5. tech4all thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks! :)
     

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