Recovering a dead Ipod Touch without loosing music?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Aleina, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Aleina macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013
    Ok so my Ipod died. I was listening to music and then it died. I thought the battery had died so I popped it on charge. I left it for a few hours and it still did not work. When I connect it to Itunes it says that it is in recovery mode. I was wondering what I can do to fix my Ipod without loosing all my music. I would also like to note that most of my music was not brought from Itunes and I don't have a secondary copy. By the way its a Ipod 4th gen.
  2. mogwat macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2011
    Sounds like a dead HDD...
    In which case you are S.O.L.
  3. Devlin234 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    The Ipod touch doesn't have an HDD (hard disk drive) they have flash storage. I'm not sure why that would randomly happen to your ipod but I'm afraid the only way to fix it is to do a restore.
  4. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    Do you have a Mac or PC? I know of a little download for Mac called RecBoot that MAY be able to get your iPod out of recovery mod without having to restore. That being said, if it's in recovery mode for a good reason, you'll have no choice other than restoring it and losing your content. At this juncture I'd also like to point out that having the iPod as the only device that has your music on it is basically asking for something like this to happen.
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    If the iPod can be connected to a computer and made to look like a mass storage device then you can likely recover the data. So that needs to be your goal, you mount it like a disk. Then use recovery software.

    But if you can't get to that state the software reset is the next step and they wipes the data fom the iPod.

    If the reset does not work the ipod is broken and needs to be repaired or replaced.

    At least the data is not irreplaceable. Next time keep the data sync'd back to your computer and also backup the computer.
  6. Xerotech macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    re-download it else where? Or get it from your original source? ;)
  7. Rosina Christen macrumors member

    May 10, 2013
    ok, my ipod touch did that about a month ago, exept I put it into recovery mode and it literally went into a blue screen like 3 days then we took it to a pro ipod guy friend and he fixed so try a expert.:) im sorry

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