Restoring clickwheel iPod to factory settings w/o a wall plug

Discussion in 'iPod' started by letsgorangers, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. letsgorangers macrumors 6502

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    So I tried to restore my mom's old ipod (click wheel) on my old laptop for my dad but I've hit a snag. Apparently plugging it into a wall outlet is part of the process and they don't have a wall plug. I try to just plug it into the computer and nothing happens. I've tried holding the menu+select buttons and it does pop up the apple but when it goes away, the picture of a plug comes back up. What do I do? Have I bricked it? Is there any way around plugging it into the wall?

    PS-newest itunes, windows laptop, first clickwheel ipod (i think), etc etc
     
  2. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a car charger? It should work. Plugging it into a USB hub that's not connected to a computer might work as well, although I haven't personally tried it. Otherwise your best bet is to borrow a charger (it only takes a few minutes) or head to an apple store and borrow one of the theirs.
     
  3. letsgorangers thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Car charger worked like a charm. THANK YOU!
     

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