I recently acquired iPod touch 1G with 8gig, its the first one, it has black edges. The woman I bought it from (she sold it AS IS with no warranty) found it on a floor in the train. The iPod is in recovery state. I have been trying for past two days to get it working. I dont need/want to jailbreak it, I just want functioning iPod. Ive tried possibly every hint I found online. It is most likely a hardware failure, probably moisture inside or what I think is the main cause - faulty logic board or memory. Yet I want to keep trying before I sell it for parts (the display is in perfect shape.) I have used for restoring both windows and mac iTunes, it gives exactly the same results: 1. While in recovery state, I connect it to iTunes. Device is found and iTunes wants to recover it. Downloads the newest firmware and says "preparing for recovery". After that on iPod display there is an apple logo, then loading circle then progress bar shows up. I can see very little bit move in the progress bar, then it quits back to recovery mode again (arrow pointing to iTunes icon) and iTunes says "error 28." I have tried loading older firmware, same result. 2. While in DFU mode, I do the same. I get errors 1604 on my mac, 1600 on windows pc. When I try to restore old firmware in this mode, the screen turns white for few moments but quits always at the exact moment (progress bar.) The "preparing for recovery" takes around 5 minutes in DFU mode and looks like something is happening, but I always get error. 3. I have downloaded iREB which is supposed to bypass these kind of errors but I wonder if Im doing it right. I am not loading custom firmware during the process but official firmware (old and newer one.) First, the iREB utility doesnt seem to download the necessary data for iPod Touch 1G but it works with iPod Touch 2 when selected. Then it says everything is ready. When I try to restore in iTunes, I get error 1601. Someone please give me some advice. I have killed at least two afternoons with it and I dont want to give up but seriously I am getting tired with it. In case if anyone is interested, I can sell it for parts.