1st Gen Ipod (scroll wheel) - "folder icon with exclamation"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 802.11mac, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. 802.11mac macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2010
    about a fews years back i bought an iPod(scroll wheel) from ebay. this is the original iPod. just recently i tried to turn it on but it wont power on so i plugged in the firewire charger. it turned on but did not charge and all i see is the folder icon with exclamation in it.

    is there a way to restore it? can i connect it my windows 7 pc? i need a firewire adapter or a card or something? im not sure. did the hard disk just failed? what about the battery, not charging anymore?

    thanks for any help.
  2. thepowerofnone macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
  3. thepowerofnone macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
    further info

    reading into it a little more, this is the specific help page you want http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1443 . You need to install some software on your computer first, the link to which can be found on the support page.

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