iPod Touch won't turn on

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Domenic182, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Domenic182 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I downgraded it to 1.1.1 and from there it started freezing and restarting and all sorts of bad stuff.
    Then I upgraded it back to 1.1.4 and it kept doing it. And now it shut off and I haven't been able to turn it on.
    It's not the battery because it was full.
  2. vegas-steven macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2007
    try and do this:

    1. start itunes.

    2. plug the ipod into your computer

    3. hold the power (on top) and home (on front) buttons for a few seconds.

    the ipod should power up, and if if is screwed up, will be in recovery mode... from there itunes will tell you that it finds your ipod in that mode, and needs to restore it.

    just click restore, sit back and it should work again.

    did you hack it at all?

    if you did not hack it, and that doesnt work, call applecare and see what they say. maybe it is faulty?

    still, from my experience with my friends ipod that i made 100% unusable, there is a way to restore even the most broken ipod as long as it has a battery charge.
    i suspect a small portion of the memory is dedicated to keeping emergency boot files that allowe you to restore, no matter how bad things get.
  3. Domenic182 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    That worked, but it's still freezing and restarting a lot. What do I do?
  4. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    restore it via itunes
  5. Minority21 macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2008
    Restoring won't do anything. It will continue restarting and doing stupid stuff. This exact same thing happened to me.

    MY SOLUTION: I basically let it sit for a while (a couple of days without touching it). On the third day, I turned it on, and voila, no problems. It turned on, and didn't restart. I was able to turn it off and it stayed off. I think it may have been something in the ROM that was causing this problem, possibly if you are installing too many programs through installer if your ipod is jailbroken, but who knows. Try it out and good luck.
  6. JAT macrumors 603

    Dec 31, 2001
    Mpls, MN
    I would hazard a guess that if you have restored properly (NOT updated) and it still exhibits problems like this that there is a hardware fault. Possibly in the power area. If it works after sitting a couple days, that would seem to corroborate my theory. I don't see why the memory would be affected by a rest. But battery and other power circuits could be.

    I'd use it a lot to see if this comes back. All Touches are still under warranty. If this shows up again, bring it in for replacement.
  7. Domenic182 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Apple gave me a new iPod no questions asked haha. Weird!
  8. Lil-Don macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2009
    My iPod will not turn on either.

    Hi, I think I am going through the same problem as the one above. Ive tried all of the steps that people have suggested, but none have worked.

    When I plugged in my iPod Touch v.1 into my PC and turned on iTunes. It did not find my iPod. I held in the power and home button for about 5 -10 seconds, but still nothing happened.

    If anyone has or is going/been through this, please, just post what you did to resolve it. If there is not a solution, I will send it away to Apple Repair and Inspection Centre, to see what they can do.

    Please Help!

  9. BryanSanDiego macrumors newbie


    Aug 2, 2008
    San Diego Country Estates, CA
    Dfu Mode

    you might be stuck in a DFU mode or just looped try the following a few times to see if this helps. Since you are using a PC and you might have other conditions try the following steps if this does not work PM and I will set up a web session and try to help you face to face.

    Thank you,
    Bryan Simonson

    Hold the power and home buttons down (the iPod will power off after 10 seconds, but keep holding those buttons down)
    After the iPod powers off, release the power button (but keep holding the home button down)
    After a couple more seconds, you should hear that magical “ding dong” that means the iPod is coming back alive, and that Windows has detected it. You may even see a little “New hardware” popup in Windows. It is now safe to release the home button, and your iPod is in DFU mode.
    Now iTunes will see it as a DFU mode iPod and should ask you to automatically restore its firmware.
  10. TheCuban macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    Hello Steven, It works perfectly

    This solution was fenomenal, no matter how bad things , after It was almost imposible to wake up my ipod again, trying diferents methods and research for the solution, It restarted , not in recovery mode I think, ITunes copied again only the music, it syncs perfectly.

    Felipe R Valera

    Thank you Steven

  11. iPod Hacker macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    My jailbroken iPod Touch WON'T TURN ON!!!

    Please I need help! I recently jailbroke my iPod Touch and I had to turn it off for something to work. Then I tried turning it back on but my computer said that it wouldn't recognize the device. I also tried putting it into recovery mode, but it still said it couldn't recognize the device! The next thing I'm going to do is wait for a few days and try again. My iPod Touch is a second generation. (And yes, it is possible now to jaibreak an iPod Touch 2G.) PLEASE HELP! I will check this thread every day. Also please email me if you have a solution at Fessler.Chris@gmail.com. THANKS!
  12. TheCuban macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2009
    Try This

    Hello my friend:

    First you need to know that jailbreaking you ipod or unlocking a phone can cause malfunction sometimes, in this case, you ipod :

    1.Can slow down your device and decrease battery charge quicker.

    2.Buttons not working or flashing screen.

    3.Can cause other problems also.

    What error message exactly you are viewing when you conect your ipod.

    if you have set up and email account , can you listen the sound it makes when an email is coming?


    Try this, Conect you ipod and hold the power (on top) and home (on front) buttons for a few seconds.

    to see if the ipod power up, you will see the apple symbol in the screen, then it asks for password, type it and run itunes.

    Good Luck

    Felipe R valera
  13. iPod Hacker macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2009
    itouchhacker98 AND TheCuban helped me! Thanks guys!!!
  14. jamesdean2002uk macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2009
    hi ppl, im new to this....got a problem with ipod touch

    it wont do anything !!!

    tried going thorough itunes, tried reseting it, tried everything it wont turn on - even after a charge

    any ideas please??
  15. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    Hold down the power/home buttons until the device turns on.
  16. mytouchisawesom macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2009
    The BEST WAY

    The same thing happened to me recently. I called apple support and they helped me a lot. Just plug it in to your computer or a wall charger and hold down the home and power button at the same time for 5-10 seconds. Hope this helps you like it helped me. :apple:
  17. smg4life01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009

    when i switched off my ipod it just went blank and are u sure if u leave it for a few day it would switch back on with the same stuff you had on it

  18. smg4life01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2009

    yea but was ur ipod jailbroken

  19. sylphina macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
    today my itouch stopped working. I was using it, closed it, put it in it's case in my purse. When I went to open it back again, it never did. My battery wasn't down, I didn't crush it or drop it. It was never hacked or altered in any way. I pluged it in my computer, but it doesn't do anything. I tried holding power and pressing home at the same time, but still nothing.

    ... is it dead forever ?
  20. drownboy macrumors newbie

    Jan 15, 2010
    dead Touch 16Gb

    My iPod touch was in "erase all content and settings" mode when it went out of battery (i think so because it took more than 2.5 hours to complete but only half of battery was remained) and now it won't turn on no matter how i try. Both Windows and iTunes can not recognize it (even a message of "can not recognize"):(. Please help me if you know the solution
  21. muffins600 macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2010
    my ipod touch..

    same problem. my ipod touch died one day, so i decieded to charge it. when it was charging it turned to the apple symbol then stopped turned off, and did the same thing. i've had it for a year and a month. i have no clue what to do, its been like this for about a month now. please help.
  22. Lewp macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    Ipod Touch Problems :/

    Ok so here's the spill, I had my Ipod touch jailbroken about 5 maybe 6 months ago.

    I wanted to return it to stock firmware (btw i'm using blackrain & cydia)
    I went into cydia and deleted most of the files hoping it would just be simple and return it to it's original form.

    Well life's a bitch and I should of known it wasn't gonna be easy, now it will start up, the apple icon will pop up and then it will cut back off.

    it's not dead it just will not cut back on, does anyone here know of anything that I can do to just have it back to stock form?

    my email is: Lewpslist@gmail.com

    please reply, Thank You!
  23. itouchhacker98 macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    Originally Posted by itouchhacker98
    :apple: sign appeard on my ipod!!!heres how it works

    1STput ur ipod in dfu mode by holdng the home and power/sleep button for 10 seconds,then just keep holding the home button WHILE PLUGGED INTO UR COMPUTER,and keep it like that till itunes pulls up on ur computer,and press restore,wait for it to rstore,amnd ur ipod works!!!HOPE IT HELPS!!!
  24. skweel macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
  25. Don2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2010
    I do not understand how a too low battery could kill the bios or what ever. The reason I question this is that when the battery is replaced the IPOD sees zero voltage. Now maybe there is some backup voltage in a capacitor but I have never read about having to be quick about replacing the battery.

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