Ipod Help PLEASE!

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Ipod Help PLEASE!

Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:02 am

help me with 4g 20gb photo ipod please

i got an ipod from my friend it was working and i plugged it into my pc and it said corrupled, i restored and now it says it needs to be plugged in to wall?

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Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:20 pm

also if i reset it it says its charging then a minute later it does the wallplug thing, i cant put it into disk mode of diagnostics

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Post by bicostp » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:34 pm

Wait, does the lightning bolt turn into a wall plug? That just means it's fully charged and running off external power... :P

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Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:43 pm

yeah but if i unplug it stays on the wall piug with an arrow saying plug in? and only after 1min!!!

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Post by bicostp » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:51 pm

Sounds like a dead battery to me.

http://www.ipodjuice.com has battery replacement kits, and batteries that have better capacity than the originals did when they were new. (Alternately, you could mod it to accept rechargeable AAs.)

*waits for all the obligatory "lololol ipoods suk get a zune or sandisk pos or [insert mp3 player name here] anything but ipood" comments to pour in* :roll:
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Post by Dr. KillGood » Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:51 pm

May haps you need a new battery?
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Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:08 pm

ok, i managed to get it into diagnostics and under battery VCC is says 241 and under bbattery a2d it says 257, any ideas on what there meanings are and if they are good?

also if i try diskmode from diag. it just shows the wall-plug icon

strange this only happened after restore!

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Post by schmellyfart » Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:29 pm

You have to charge it completley off of the wall charger after you do a restore. Theres nothing wrong with the battery, you just have to charge it off of the wall power after you do a restore.

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Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:31 pm

thanks schmellyfart i dont have a wall charger so im gonna take it to apple to do it for me thanks

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Post by Harshboy » Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:43 pm

schmellyfart wrote:You have to charge it completley off of the wall charger after you do a restore. Theres nothing wrong with the battery, you just have to charge it off of the wall power after you do a restore.
wtf is that nonsense? I have 2 iPods and they both don't do that. He needs a new battery and you need some facts to prove your point ;)

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Post by Felino » Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:15 pm

Why would apple charge your iPod for you?

THere is nothing wrong with your iPod. You are misreading what the icon says.

Read the manual prehaps?
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Post by paul4990 » Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:40 pm

well, i read that to stop any chance of bricking diring a flash the ipod needs to be pwerd of a wall, the apple shop is in town where i go every saturday so whagt will an extra few grams do to my pockets.

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Post by Bibin » Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:54 pm

RESTORING DOES NOT "FLASH" THE IPOD. Restoring just restores the firmware, which is located on the HDD. YOUR BATTERY IS DEAD. A WALL CHARGER WILL DO NOTHING FOR YOU.

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Post by bicostp » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:07 pm

paul4990 wrote:well, i read that to stop any chance of bricking diring a flash the ipod needs to be pwerd of a wall, the apple shop is in town where i go every saturday so whagt will an extra few grams do to my pockets.
... What? You're not "flashing" anything when you update an iPod... It stores the firmware on the storage device and can sort-of boot without it. (As far as I remember it just keeps the boot loader in a ROM.) Thinking that is like thinking you bricked your PC because a new Windows install died halfway through.

As long as your iPod is plugged in through USB and charging, and you're using iTunes to update it, it's fine. It doesn't need to be "pwerd" off a wall charger. If the updated firmware is giving you trouble, the hard drive may be damaged. Boot it up in disk mode and scan for bad sectors.

Sorry, but it really seems like you don't know what you're doing. rtfm.

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/earlier/

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Post by Felino » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:25 am

You can't 'brick' your ipod anyway.
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