Having a problem with restored itouch

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by thisorder, May 29, 2009.

  1. thisorder macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    So i bought the itouch 1st gen off someone and it came jailbroken. it had cydia and installus but i really prefered to just restore it to how it originally suppose to be. I have a mac and i think that person jailbroke it with a pc. when i plugged the itouch into the usb to add music for the first time the battery life started acting weird like the green battery bar went away.

    some of my music would be imported but then after 5 minutes or so it would disconnect and itunes would not recognize it even though its plugged in. I plugged it back in and finished importing all my music into my touch.

    i noticed after sometime that it would jsut turn off. when i turned it back on i would get the pineapple logo instead of the apple. So i decided to restore it. when i restored it to the factory settings on the itouch right before the screen went black and the pineapple came back on and after a cartoon of steve jobs saying something in russian came on. Everything was restored back to normal. the logo changes from the pineapple to the normal apple.

    but i still have problems with the itouch charging. it syncs well and says its charging but the green battery life does not come out. when i disconnect it it says it has 10% of battery life only. but when i play songs the battery is full but then sometimes all of a sudden it shuts down.

    i dont know whats wrong it probably still has parts of the jailbroken software in it.

    thanks for the help i appreciate it. sorry for it being lenghty.
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    It sounds more like a hardware problem, and a serious one at that, as opposed to being caused by the jailbreak - I get the impression that the person was so eager to sell it because of said problem. Consult with the person that you bought it off and see if you can get your money back; I think you bought a dud. If it's a 1st gen then it could very well be out of warranty. If it isn't, then take it to an Apple Store or get in touch with Apple to get it replace but, whatever you do, do not tell them it was jailbroken or they'll refuse to help.
  3. thisorder thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2009
    Thank you very much for the info. I would also like to get other opinions in case there is other options for me. Anyone else could give it a go I'd appreciate it.

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