4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2010 8:14 AM by rekab
rhys105 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I bought my ipod just under a year ago on ebay and it has worked fine up til now, but whenever i connect to itunes now, it says it has discovered an ipod in recovery mode. I go through all the process and it just starts again, and the ipod beeps 3 or 4 times. Can anyone explain this? would be much appreciated. Thanks

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • heimei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same thing is happening to me how can I fix this?
  • OldNick69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have exactly the same problem. Restored twice. Went through the 5 R's. Rebooted PC. No success.
    iTunes is working fine on the PC. iPod is functioning fine (i.e. display,menus, etc.), but is of course empty and I can't resync it because iTunes still wants to restore it. I wonder what "recovery mode" means. There must be a way to get out of it.
    No amount of searching here or googling elsewhere has helped. I can't afford to replace my beloved iPod (it's only just out of warranty).
  • UncannyBruceman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can answer this one...it's real easy...

    Stop buying Apple products.

    I've got an iPod 4th generation Nano, have owned it for just over a year, and just like the three Nanos that I've owned before it, this one seems to have tendered its resignation. You're not reading this incorrectly...I've owned FOUR iPod Nanos, and each of them have died after the warranty expired.

    I will not be replacing this one, nor will I spend any money to have someone tell me that it can't be fixed. If Apple can't seem to get it right with four variations of the same product, then it's a good thing that the ellipticals at my gym have TV screens with outlets for earphones.
  • rekab Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I to have a nano just out of warranty and have the same problem. Apple - what is the solution?