Black screen won't turn on?

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  1. Daf

    Daf Member

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    Well it was Wednesday when i tried to turn on my iPod during school after listening to music, but it was just off. The screen is just blank and it wont turn on..

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    . I tried to restore using iTunes but it gives me error 6, ive tried the manually download the fw myself then hold shift but that doesn't work either. I've tried about 7 times now but it still gives error 6 and iTunes also doesn't recognize the iPod, it just says n/a next to the information on iTunes.
    My ipod was jailbroken using quickpwn and it was on 2.1.

    Anyone know what i can do?

    Any suggestions, my warranty runs out on the 18th december so i guess if worst comes to worst ill have to send it back.

    Thanks
  2. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Apple store it?
  3. x6blues

    x6blues New Member

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    Even though it cannot turn on, it's a good sign that it is connecting to iTunes (the tab, N/A).

    Place the iPod into DFU Mode, or force restore.
    (The tell-tale signs are not present due to its display being off)

    Restart the computer or, if possible, try on another comp.
    *Be sure it is connected via USB Cord.
    1) Hold down the home and power (top) button for 10-15 seconds
    -If the tab appears on connection via USB, it will disappear
    2) Let go of the power (top) and continue holding the home button for 30-35 seconds.
    -The tab will reappear with a popup preceding it.
    *It is now in DFU Mode.

    Now try a regular restore with iTunes. Ignore the firmware you have downloaded and just use stock 2.2.

    If the errors continue, then restart the computer and be sure all iTunes processes are ended. Also, it can be finicky and may just need a little bit of time.
    After each error, follow the above steps to place it into DFU Mode and try again. It can get tedious, but give it time and it'll work.

    After it goes to stock 2.2, you can then downgrade with your 2.1 firmware and jailbreak via QuickPwn.
  4. YouTouch

    YouTouch New Member

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    mines the same way except it's not connecting to itunes...
  5. ItouchSlayer

    ItouchSlayer New Member

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    5th dead iTouch

    I have now had 5 itouch's since Christmas - they have all worked until a firmware update became available. At this point I update software [fine] verify software [fine] update firmware - all of this happens automatically - then agggh

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    ! Update fails and I am left with a deceased iTouch - black screen and dead as a dodo. No amount of trying to reset works.

    My 5th iTouch is now on its way back to apple.

    Anyone else had a similar problem?
  6. daconcerror

    daconcerror Banned

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    try DFU

    stick it in DFU mode which will completely wipe and restore rather than just repatching like a normal restore does. follow th instructions above
  7. ItouchSlayer

    ItouchSlayer New Member

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    Tried that - it still stares back with its single lifeless black eye

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  8. daconcerror

    daconcerror Banned

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    Put it in DFU then hold shift when you press restore locate documents and settings/user/application data/apple computer/ipod update/ then choose your firmware. this will completely wipe and restore, i.e it will take everything off and put a working firmware back on, if this doesn't work then throw it at some apple guy and tell him its his fault.
  9. ItouchSlayer

    ItouchSlayer New Member

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    Your are a * so why would Apple not give me this solution??

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  10. touchmymonkey

    touchmymonkey New Member

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    I'll bet no one in the world has had that problem with 5.
    I could be incorrect, but i think ur doin it wrong.
    Just kidding, I have no idea.
    Is yr comp nuclear powered or something?
    Remind me not to stand near you in a thunderstorm.

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