Problem with 20 gb iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Wazootyman, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. Wazootyman macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    My iPod classic has sat around for a couple months. I was prepping it for a flight and decided just to format it, so I could start fresh with putting songs on it.

    When I started trying to restore factory settings, it started doing it, but said I needed to have a wall plug connected. I lost my wall plug,so I stopped by Best Buy to see if they could plug it into one of theirs to jumpstart the process and then I could finish at home.

    When they plugged it in, the screen saying "Plug in to wall socket" vanished, and wouldn't come back. The iPod does nothing now. When I connect it to my computer, it doesn't get recognized.

    Anyone encountered anything like this before? Have any advice?
  2. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
  3. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

    Mar 24, 2008
    Yea aparently older ipods stop working with new itunes as well.
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Sounds like it may just be a battery problem to me. iPods have a hard time working after months of dis-use.

    When transferring data, USB doesn't usually charge the iPod. Sometimes it actually drains the battery. While restoring, this may have been what happened, and it completely discharged your battery.

    But, the last part of your post, I can't really give an insight to.
  5. cmooreou macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    have you tried restarting it? hold menu and pause/play for like five seconds. or what happens if you plug it in to your computer? does it get recognized?
  6. aiailo macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010
    I have the same problem

    Hi Wazootyman,

    I just read your post dated of 2008. I have the same problem and wondering if you were able to solve yours. Your advice will be appreciated.

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