Bricked iPod 5G

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  1. strelok1911, May 4, 2011
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    strelok1911 macrumors member

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    So... I have an iPod 5G 30GB (Mac Formatted) and I connected it to an older computer that had iTunes 6 + iPod Updater on it. That was probably the worst mistake of my life.

    It said I have an update pending for my iPod so I went ahead and clicked update. And Oh GOD!!!!

    My iPod reseted and froze on the Apple Logo. I though I should restart it and boom. It's dead.

    No more boot up, nothing happens when I connect it. Tried holding every goddamn button. No dice.

    I need help.

    This iPod has been given to me by a friend so I have no way to take it into an Apple Certified Store (plus the only store I know of is 100km away from my city).

    Any ideas?
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    did you try a hard reset? the menu and center button for 10 seconds.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You need to update iTunes and restore. Also fix your crappy title that helps no one trying to help you
     
  4. strelok1911 thread starter macrumors member

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    The iPod does not even power on. No computer would recognize it. I've tried holding all buttons in all possible combinations, still no dice.
     
  5. bokdol, May 4, 2011
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    bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    have you plugged it in a power source over night. if a battery is out of juice it will take a while before the power indicator comes on.
     
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  7. strelok1911 thread starter macrumors member

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    Then how do I fix it?
     
  8. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    are you even reading the suggestions in the thread? hook it up to a power plug for an hour or so, and let it get a decent charge. then try to power it on. if the battery is low enough, the computer wont recognise it until it can hold a charge.
     
  9. strelok1911 thread starter macrumors member

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    Trust me, the battery is full.
     
  10. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    hold the menu and center button until the apple logo appears, then hold the menu and play button to enter disc mode. once in disc mode, connect to your computer with the latest itunes loaded and restore.

    its not bricked, your just not trying hard enough.

    there is nothing that could have been done during the wacked out process that would have totally killed the ipod to prevent it from even powering on.
     
  11. strelok1911 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've tried holding the two buttons for more than 2 mins. nothing happened
     
  12. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    ok can you get it to a newer version of itunes? i would try plugging it in and see if that works. or show up in recovery mode.
     
  13. Thisis macrumors newbie

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    dont think too serious :apple:
     

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