Erase Ipod on the GO?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imac abuser, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. imac abuser macrumors 6502a

    imac abuser

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    I have a 4th generation iPod, and sold it to a friend and he wants to flash it (erase it) any tips? I know there is a way to do that

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  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

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    There is, but I think the only way involves a computer at some point, probably due to lack of processing power in the iPod?

    Edit: LOL @ pic :D
     
  3. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    why do you need to erase it on the go? He could easily do it when it's plug in, because if he's going to want to use it, he's going to have to plug it in to a computer. unless he wants an expensive paper weight
     
  4. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    I believe you can use itunes or Disk Utility to format it. I don't know of any way to erase it on the go. But I do know you can format it because I once turned a PC iPod into a Mac iPod by formating it.
     
  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    Connect it to his iTunes. That will do the trick.

    Otherwise, throw it off of a tall building (10+ stories) and it will be "formatted" all over the sidewalk. ;)
     
  6. Logik macrumors 6502a

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    i thought doing a hard reset of it would erase the contents?
     
  7. mms macrumors 6502a

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    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61705
     
  8. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Haha perfect! Although, it would probably render the iPod completely useless.
     

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