Anything more radical than restore?

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  1. Lobasuu

    Lobasuu New Member

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    My iPod Touch is in a state which is usually called "bricked"(yeah, I know a normal user can`t really "brick" his ipod).

    When it isn`t connected to my computer, I can`t do anything with it. I can`t turn it on or anything. Also, when I recharge it the power adapter, it doesn`t show the battery on the screen, but I think it actually DOES recharge.

    When I connect it to iTunes, the screen of the iPod turns white and iTunes, of course, asks me to restore. I have tried restoring so many times in many different ways as well:

    *just plain restore with whatever firmware iTunes downloads
    *ctrl + shift restore with 1.1.1
    *reinstalled iTunes
    *different (new) users in Windows
    *different computers (PCs and Macs)

    During the restore, I can sometimes see the Apple logo on the iPod and sometimes it does THIS. Also, when the restore ends, I get an error (usually the good old 1604, but sometimes others too. When I read the documents about all these errors on the Apple site, it has stupid tips like "reinstall iTunes, recharge your iPod").

    I have heard that people have successfully brought their iPods back to life by simply trying and trying to restore for 30 times and I am willing to do that (what choice do I have?), but is there anything else I can do? I mean, I am ready to take risks, so if there is anykind of hardcore hacking or deeper stuff I could do...

    I can`t take it back to an Apple store because I bought the damn thing from Ebay.
  2. axe5666

    axe5666 New Member

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    I you wait for it to boot up after the apple logo appears?
    EDIT: And do you have the original box?
  3. Lobasuu

    Lobasuu New Member

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    I`m not sure I understood your first question correctly, but I think it doesn`t "boot up". I can either see the apple logo, the flashing, a white screen or nothing at all.

    Oh and yes, I DO have the box and everything.
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    brisingr New Member

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    DFU. It may work. Try using another USB port and another cord, another computer etc.
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    try windows 95





    Just joking. Do you have xp or vista?
  5. Lobasuu

    Lobasuu New Member

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    I have tried 3 different cords and more than 4 different computers.

    I am currently looking into the DFU mode thing, I haven`t tried it yet, thanks.

    EDIT: I have XP.
  6. axe5666

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    Totally ignor my first question, take it to apple andnlet them try to restore it and tell them that you bought it off eBay
  7. Lobasuu

    Lobasuu New Member

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    Are they supposed to fix my iPod even though I didn`t buy it from them?
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    Regardless of where YOU bought it, it's still an apple product, they'd be stupid not to.
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    Lobasuu New Member

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    Alright, I just sent it to DFU mode using Ziphone and it didn`t change a thing.

    I will try to get it fixed at an Apple store, though I am sure that since I live in Europe (and EASTERN Europe, to be more exact), it will not be all that easy. Thanks for the tips.
  10. Halacio

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    Just call apple and give them the serial number ( if you have it) and they will fix it.

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