help : touch wont boot

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by mekopolis, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. mekopolis macrumors regular

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    I was updating a few apps via the app program on the touch
    when the screen froze, i waited five minutes, hit the reset button,

    and now it only loads to the apple logo
    when I plug it in it pops up as a new hardware, Apple Ipod
    but goes no further, itunes doesn't recognize it

    How do I Reformat it, or Restore it if I can't get Itunes to Recognize it or get it past the Apple Logo

    Thanks
     
  2. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    If the Touch is frozen at the Apple logo try resetting (hold home and sleep buttons down at the same time) with the USB cable attached. If you have a Firewire power cable even better.

    I've found that a lot of times when my iPods freeze up and can't reset it's a power issue.
     
  3. mekopolis thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I've tried resetting it many times, and i've charged it
    its still stuck at the logo, no matter how many times i reset it

    so i'm thinking the Operating system is corrupted,

    how do i wipe it clean, and re-install?
     
  4. mekopolis thread starter macrumors regular

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    i saught help in the iphone forum
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=5915159&posted=1#post5915159

    was able to solve it in a 7 step force restore process

    thank you
     
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

    SaSaSushi

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  6. mekopolis thread starter macrumors regular

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    okay, it happened again
    I am never updating an app via the app wifi store...
    its too much of a hassel to reformat the touch everytime it crashes

    hopefully they will fix this in 2.1
     
  7. tleafs macrumors newbie

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  8. webtyrant69 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    My ipod touch is frozen in restore mode. I tried doing a restore from iTunes and got an error, and since then it's been frozen in restore mode. I tried resetting a dozen times...any help would be great..
     

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