13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 21, 2012 10:40 PM by Cynthia Bennett
Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

About a year ago I was listening to music on my iPod Touch (Generation 3) and I fell asleep. I proceeded to wake up the next morning, only to find my iPod was in recovery mode. I thought "Oh well, no big deal, I'll just restore it on my laptop." However, the restore would NOT work. I then would wait for the regular iTunes updates, and try again. Finally, one software update worked, and my iPod went through the "new iPod setup", in which you configure Wi-Fi and other settings ON THE ITOUCH, but I had two problems:

One-my home button didn’t work.

Two-when I would power off my device, it goes back into recovery mode

This process was repeatable.

After the most recent software update, my iPod Touch Gen. 3 will not even show any progress in on the iTouch screen. It makes sounds like a USB device is being plugged in 2-3 times, and then gives me an error message.(1611) I am very annoyed, as the iPod has only worked for about a year before breaking. Any help would be amazing.

 

-Ryan


iPod touch, Windows Vista
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3694#error1611

     

    There have been some problems accessing pages on the Apple web site.  If the hyperlink gives you a "We're sorry" message, try again.

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    havent jailbroken/attempted to, no 3rd party anything on it, only possibility is hardware malfunction, in which case i will take it somewhere not affiliated with apple, they charge $140 to fix ipod touch gen 3

    and furthermore i will not be a customer of apple anymore

  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)

    Ryanns wrote:

     

    and furthermore i will not be a customer of apple anymore

    Bye!

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    Ryanns wrote:

     

    in which case i will take it somewhere not affiliated with apple, they charge $259 to fix ipod touch gen 3

     

    Why? Apple is much cheaper, and you get a replacement iPod:

    http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/service/prices/

     

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    funny guy, get off fourms

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  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)

    Bye.

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    bye.

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

     

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    140s still a lot

    and more so when i have lack of faith in apple

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    Ryanns wrote:

     

    and more so when i have lack of faith in apple

    That's the part I don't understand. You have lost faith in Apple... why? Because you got an error message? If I had a nickel for every time I got an error message, I could pay your iPod replacement fee for you.

     

    Take it to Apple, and you can at least have them look at it, but don't have to get it replaced if you don't want to. Who knows, maybe you don't need a replacement?

     

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    ive had error messages and my ipod has been in recovery mode for like a year now, with different error messages.

    but dosent that futher prove that apple is kind of faulty? i suppose i will take it in though.

  • Ryanns Level 1 (0 points)

    bump

  • Cynthia Bennett Level 1 (0 points)

    I had repeated problems - bricked Ipad - error 1611.

    In the end the solution was very simple:

         Turn off iTunes, change USB port, plug iPad back in. Start iTunes....Restore, and Presto!