Serious Problem, Please Help...

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  1. darthhomer12

    darthhomer12 Member

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    Please do not be turned away by the wall of text, I am just trying to give you guys enough information so that you might be able to help me...

    Symptoms: iPod flashes white then turns off randomly, takes an excrutiatingly long time to turn on, sometimes have to power cycle it a few times in order to get it to turn on, and some times will just not turn on forcing me to restore.


    So I recently recieved a new replacement iPod from apple. The day I got it, I imeadiately jailbroke it on 3.1.2 with blackra1n. I didnt see any initial problem with it but when I went to use it a few hours after later it was just sitting on the apple boot logo. I waited for a few minutes because I just figured that maybe I had accidently hid the power button. After about ten minutes I checked on it again and it was still on the boot logo, so I decided to power cycle it. Again same result so I tried power cycyling it again and it worked. So over the next few days it did this all the time. I would take out my iPod and and every once and a while it would just be sitting at the boot logo, I would power cycle it a few times and it would aventually startup again. So at that point I figured great Im gonna have to do this every time I want to use my iPod. This was not the worst of it however. About 4 days after I got it, I got it out to use it and it had a blank screen which usually means thats its on but sleeping, but when I went to wake it up, it showed to boot logo, so I figured it must have just gotten turned off somehow. When I went to look at it a minute later it was again off. It turns out that what happens is the logo shows up for about 3 seconds, then the screen dims a little bit. After about another 10 seconds, it just turns off. So I went home, put it in recovery mode, and restored it. At first I assumed that Blackra1n was causing the problem, so I left it un-jailbroken with no success. After I was forced to restore again the next day, I used my dad's Mac (I am running windows XP) to restore with, again, no success. After that I downgraded to 3.0, jailbroke, then used QuickPwn 3.1.4 to jailbreak to 3.1.2. Once again so success.

    As of now, I am assuming that it is a problem with the iPod itself and will call apple tomorrow and see if they have any solutions (of course leaving out the jailbreak part

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    ). I will update if anything comes out of that conversation. It is still under warranty, but I really dont want to send it back again if I dont have to. If anyone has experienced any symtoms like this or has any idea of what might be causing this, please let me know.

    Thanks
  2. baekalfen

    baekalfen Member

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    you can't really do anything, just send it back to apple and don't jailbreak before it is working perfectly. BTW it is maybe your battery - did you charge it fully the first time?
  3. darthhomer12

    darthhomer12 Member

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    As I recall, I restored from my old back up, then synced my songs and videos. By that time, the battery was at 100% and I proceeded to jailbreak.
  4. _JKK_

    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    First, I'd say to not ever restore from a backup, with a new iPod.

    However, it sounds as if you got a (very) faulty model. Return it.
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    Corrupt backup file?

    Try DFU-RESTORING it on a fresh 3.1.2, then jailbreaking with blackra1n.
    Dont Restore from any previous backup.
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    Yes. Try sending your ipod back to apple they should replace it for you. Just don't mention that you jailbroke it. Just...don't.
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    bad IPSW ReDownload it.
  8. darthhomer12

    darthhomer12 Member

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    Sounds like my best bet is just to send it back to apple. I would just restore as a new iPod but I really need some of the data that is stored on my back up. And I also tested some other backups of mine with the same result so I doubt a corrupted backup is the problem.
    Cool, Thanks guys.

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