iPod Touch 4 shuts off randomly and sets date to 1 January 1970

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Birkan, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Birkan macrumors member

    Birkan

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    Hi , my name is Birkan and I have a 4th Generation iPod Touch (32GB).Since I’ve got my iPod , I didn't have any kind of problems.But previous week it started to shut itself of randomly.When i open it , it always set its date to 1 January 1970 and time changed to uncorrect one.It also happened when i unpluged my ipod from my pc.It usually had more than half of battery and I tried everything I can do.I did normal restore(4.3.5) , dfu restore(4.3.5) and even downgrading to previous version (4.3.3) and neither of those solutions did work.First my device was jailbroken but now it’s not but problem still happens.So i don’t think , it’s about Jailbreak.But it can be something about battery although i bought it 8 months ago.Did you see something like that before ? Please help me , thanks for your help :)
     
  2. tangledweb16 macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry, but I cracked up at the title to this thread. What a random issue to have. Some small (and stoned) part of me wants to believe it's somehow important.

    Unfortunately no, I can't tell you how to fix the issue, except recommending going to the apple store/calling support, depending on how long you've owned it for.
     
  3. Birkan thread starter macrumors member

    Birkan

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    Actually I'm living in Turkey and there is no Apple Store in here.But I'm thinking about sending it to the warranty service.Thanks for reply :)
     
  4. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    take it to an authorized reseller. It will be faster than send it in to a service center.
     
  5. MrXiro macrumors 68040

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  6. macingman macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like a software issue which means you can fix it yourself. I recommend to restore it but not from a backup, restore it and set it up as a new device. You will lose all game saves/application files however it may be the only option to fix it. If that doesn't fix it take it in to a authorized reseller for advice.
     
  7. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Probably bot a software issue. Check the iPod for water damage before you head to apple for a replacement.

    Jan 1 1970 (Dec 31 1969 on some models) is the beginning of the ipod's epoch, which basically means when all power is lost, it will default to that date (until it connects to a timeserver). Usually, it shouldn't reset, since when a normal ipod's battery is drained, it still isn't totally empty, so it's still able to supply power to the board (which is why it should keep the date).
     
  8. MacLuv365 macrumors newbie

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    Jan 1, 1970 is the birthday of ......:D

    Interesting
     

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