Trying to revive old ipod please help!!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by joarussian, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. joarussian, Dec 23, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014

    joarussian macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2014
    So I have this ipod that I'm trying to revive. I'm not even sure which generation it is, but it's a 30GB ipod video and I bought like in 2005. Here's the thing, this ipod has been in my drawer for years and when I turn it on it says "Use itunes to restore", but itunes wont recognize it, and it won't appear as a disk in my pc. I plug it into the computer and it says do not disconnect but nothing happens, BUT, when I use the "menu and center button at the same time" trick while it is plugged in until the apple logo appears, it shows up in my pc as REMOVABLE DISK F: (an empty one though)

    I right click it to format it but by this time the "use itunes to restore" message has appeared again and the ipod either disappears from my pc or it says "the device has been disconnected".

    Also, when I open the computer's device manager it appears as APPLE IPOD USB device, which gives me some hope, but it doesn't show any of its properties. (It says - for each characteristic. I mean, Disk -, Type -, Status -, etc)

    Finally, when I leave it plugged in for a while just waiting, my computer freezes completely until I plug it out.
    Any tips?? Thanks!!
    And greetings from Venezuela :apple::apple::apple:
  2. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
  3. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502


    Jul 16, 2011
    could be your computer and not the iPod, seems odd

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