iPod touch iPod Touch Problem

sheppy1

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Hi guys, I'm having a few problems with my iPod Touch. When I turn it on it shows the apple logo for about 10 seconds and then just turns off, it never reaches the main screen, so I have tried to out it into DFU and Recovery mode, I can't seem to get it into DFU mode, only recovery mode but even in recovery mode it isn't detected by iTunes or my PC, I have tried 2 computer so far (1 a PC and 1 a Mac) and 2 different USB cables still to no avail, does anyone have any suggestions? Cheers

Edit: Oh also when it actually gets into recovery mode it sits there on the plug into iTunes screen for about 2 seconds and then just reboots itself like 90% of the time, somtimes it will stay in the recovery mode but it's still not recognized by my PC
 

sheppy1

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How did it get into this state?
I have no idea, I just bought it off eBay as faulty, seller described these problems and I thought it would be an easy fix, just seemed like a software problem and it just needed to be restored
 
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sheppy1

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Thanks for the reply but it still doesn't work, I'm able to get into recovery mode but neither iTunes on my mac or pc detect the iPod :-(
 
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sheppy1

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I tried that about 15 times, the screen stays blank as it should but iTunes never detects it, think I'll have another mess about with it when I get home then I'll probably just sell it as it's not worth me paying to have it fixed as it didn't cost me much
 
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markojug

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I tried that about 15 times, the screen stays blank as it should but iTunes never detects it, think I'll have another mess about with it when I get home then I'll probably just sell it as it's not worth me paying to have it fixed as it didn't cost me much
What I meant was schedule a Genius appointment, and they will (hopefully) restore it for you.
 
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sheppy1

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What I meant was schedule a Genius appointment, and they will (hopefully) restore it for you.
Ahhhhh ok, would they do that even though I don't have the receipt and it's no longer under warranty?
 
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sheppy1

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Awwwww no way! I tried getting iTunes to recognise the thing about 50 times and nothing, not in restore mode and I couldn't get it into DFU mode, I tried a PC and a Mac...Nothing, tried 2 USB cables...Nothing...I cleaned out some of the gunk that was in the USB port on the iPod...Nothing so I thought I'll blow into the connector port and try again while in recovery mode and bam! iTunes detected it, I clicked "Restore", it said it had to download an update so I let it but half way through downloading the update the iPod dissapeared from the iTunes menu and I can't get it to recognise it again :(
 
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sheppy1

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I was FINALLY able to restore it using firmware 3.1.3 after about 200 attempts :D
 
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Outrun1986

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Try cleaning the connector some more with rubbing alcohol (91%) or try rubbing it with a pencil eraser if you can, this stuff works for videogames so it might work for your ipod.
 
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