OI have an 80 gig clasic ipod with a red "X" inside a red circle. How do I correct/reset this device toake it work?
Here is an article that addresses the issue you're seeing:
iPod Displays a Red "X" Icon
The main part to check out is this:
ResolutionRestore iPod from Disk ModeDisconnect iPod from your computer.Manually put iPod into Disk Mode.Open the latest version of iTunes and connect iPod.Restore iPod.
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