White Screen after Factory Restore?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ArtOfWarfare, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    Okay, so I sold my friend my old 5th gen iPod (30 GB, black, most notably the first generation to play video.) Unfortunately, here we are two months later. He told me "it doesn't work" and gave it back to me.

    Initally, I couldn't do anything with it at all. It was a brick. I went and got an old iPod charging cable and tried plugging it into the wall. Doing so caused the harddrive to click once, a few seconds later the screen went bright white, a second click, and the screen turned off. I tried plugging it into my iMac and alternated between holding different combinations of menu, select, and play. I can't remember which one finally did the trick, but eventually my iPod came up with a blank white screen and was recognized by my iMac.

    I was capable of seeing all the content on it, but still the iPod screen was blank white. So I tried a factory restart. iTunes said it successfully did that and the iPod screen shut off. After a few minutes, it came back, blank white. It isn't getting picked up by iTunes this time around.

    So, any idea what to do?

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