HELP ipod touch stuck in recovery mode!

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by LeahLight, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. LeahLight macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    i have an ipod touch 2nd generation.
    i've had it for about a year, no damage to it at all.
    and one night as the power on it died, i plugged it into a wall charger and the
    "connect to itunes" icons came up.
    therefore, i connected to itunes.
    itunes wouldn't recognize my ipod.
    and my computer has always recognized the ipod as a camera.
    i called tech support, and got everything fixed.
    and i went to update my ipod software..
    and then once again my ipod showed the "connect to itunes" icons.
    i have connected to itunes, and nothing happens.
    my computer keeps saying "ipod in recovery mode" and asks me to install the ipod hardware..when i try, it won't work.

    please help me out.
    i've tried tech support and the people can't seem to understand the problem.

  2. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
  3. LeahLight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    what is DFU mode and how do i do that?
  4. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    DFU mode stands for DeviceFirmwareUpgrade.

    1. Turn off your iPod.
    2. Connect your iPod to the computer.
    3. Hold the power and home button, when the Apple logo pops up stop holding the power button but still hold the home button.
    4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.
  5. Russ716 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    Yeah so....Ipod touch is ...shot?

    I got like a little bit of water on the back of my touch, didn't even get submurged. Then, the touch screen stopped working, I could not unlock it what so ever. I then tried to reset it, and now, after it turned off, it will not turn back on. I plugged it in, tried hold both power and home keys, and it will not register it, or update it. It says "iPhone is in recovery..." and when I try to restore it, it will not restore. What the hell am I supposed to do now?
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Exact same thing happened to me with a first gen touch, just got a splash of water on it, and it killed the screen. Fortunately, that touch was still under warranty so I could get it replaced. If yours is still under warranty, call apple and tell them your screen stopped working. If not, tell them your touch got wet and ask how much it costs to get a replacement under their out of warranty replacement program, but I doubt the cost is worth it, esp. considering new touch models are due in sept/oct.

    Also, for future reference, if an electronic equipment gets wet, you shouldn't turn it on or plug it in, just wait until it's completely dry before you do anything with it. I know now that might have saved my touch's screen, but I didn't know that then, so I turned it on immediately after it got wet, which fried my screen.
  7. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    I guess all you can do is trade it in for a refurb.
  8. LeahLight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    i have tried this.
    my itunes does not recognize the ipod touch.
    nothing happens.
  9. markojug macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    If your iPod shows the connect to iTunes screen, hold your power and home buttons until the iPod shuts off, then let go as soon as the screen is back. If it doesn't turn on automatically, turn it on normally.

    Should it go to the iTunes screen again, go to your nearest Apple store.
  10. liamkp macrumors 68020


    May 29, 2010
    Sorry i have no idea, you could make an appointment with an Apple Genius.

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