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80GB iPod Classic in "Use iTunes to Restore" Loop

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Jarret Kelley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 29, 2012 9:31 AM

Hey all,


I've got an 80GB iPod Classic that started giving me trouble a couple of days ago. I restored the iPod using iTunes and now I get a message on the iPod screen that reads "Use iTunes to Restore" and it keeps cycling on and off. When trying to connect to iTunes, I have to flip the hold switch on and off and hold Menu and the Center Button for iTunes to recognize it. When I do this I get "iTunes needs to prepare your iPod for recovery. Please leave your iPod connected." When I hit okay, however, iTunes quits unexpectedly. I've tried this several times with the same results every time.


I was sucessful at one point in erasing the disk using Disk Utility, however, now I can't even get it to show up in disk utility. Please Help!

iPod classic, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iTunes 10.7


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