4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2010 2:41 AM by japacrackacheon
japacrackacheon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My Ipod is locked out for 21,243,544 minutes. Is this because someone tried to steal it, or is it a virus or what? I'm also trying to figure out how to fix it, if anyone could help it would be appreciated

sony, Windows 7
  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,860 points)
    Someone has repeatedly entered the wrong passcode.

    See: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1212

    There are no viruses for the iPod touch - it's not a Windows PC.
  • whatheck Level 5 Level 5 (4,070 points)
    japacrackacheon wrote:
    My Ipod is locked out for 21,243,544 minutes. Is this because someone tried to steal it, or is it a virus or what? I'm also trying to figure out how to fix it, if anyone could help it would be appreciated


    Just sync the iPod to the computer you set it up and sync with, then you can try the pass code again without waiting.
  • japacrackacheon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm in afghanistan currently, so I cannot access my computer is there anything else I can try?
  • japacrackacheon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I could be wrong but dont you have to wait the alloted time in order to re-enter the password? and each time you get it wrong the time doubles? so in order for it to lock out for 40+ years he would have had to wait 20 years in order to have tried it again. you can see how this is not possible. My only thought is that someone tried to hack it with a virus of some sort. This had to have been done about 3 months ago while I was recovering from an injury in afghanistan and my gear and belongings were aparently un-accounted for, for 2 months. I am still on deployment and dont have my computer to reset it, though I have heard I can perform a hard reset without a computer that has both I-tunes and an internet connection, of which I dont have available to me here. I'm not sure how much truth there is to that and no one here knows how they would do it.