5th Gen80GB ipod flahes apple logo,that's all

vbimport

#1

Hello to all…:bow:

 For the sake of not knowing exactly where to put this post,and getting booed for still using Quicktime and Apple itunes anyway......here it goes...

I have a 5th Generation 80GB Classic ipod. 

A while back someone (annonymously) told me to uninstall itunes and simply use the Winamp 5.52 that supports portable drives like ipods, instead of using that stupidly designed problematic apple software.

I took his heed, and used winamp to delete all the music in my ipod,to install new music files and startball over again. I deleted it,and now I am getting this problem.

I went to turn on the ipod and nothing happened. I tried the reset method by sliding the hold switch ON, then OFF, and pressed both the top area of the MENU button and the middle of the SELECT button, at the same time, but with two different fingers.

All I’m getting now is the black screen with the Apple logo appearing for about six seconds, then off for about 6-8 seconds, and ON, over and over again and so far it has been doing this for about fifteen minutes now.

I called APPLE, and they told me to install iTunes, and plug in the ipod, and hit the RESTORE Option, but for some reason, the newly downloaded QUICKTIME and new itunes I just downloaded from Apple does not open up the itunes when I double –click on it either from the desktop, or the Start>Programs>itunes folder.

The reason for all this was that I was clearing off one computer’s hard drive to another new computer before I wipe the Hard drive. I deleted all my mp3’s  and the itunes program from the old computer and put the mp3 music files onto the new hard drive. I downloaded the new Quick time and itunes programs separately to my desktop. 

I was told from Apple that my ipod warranty has expired by about 85 days.

I have run all the Apple updates and it tells me I am up to date.

Thanks for any help. :sad:


#2

A while back someone (annonymously) told me to uninstall itunes and simply use the Winamp 5.52 that supports portable drives like ipods, instead of using that stupidly designed problematic apple software.

 I think this may have been your first mistake. IPODs can be restored to factory settings but sometimes only Apple can do this, as your is out of warranty you may have to pay a fee to have this done.

#3

Can this be of any help?

You can also modify its firmware using this method.


#4

I took the ipod to the Apple tore to get this checked out with a “Mac genius”, this “Genius” told me the Hard Drive had crashed. He said, “You could trade this in for another refurbished one for $150.00. He basically said, “End of Story, and get over it. It’s a hard drive and they do go bad, You will need a new Ipod.”

When I got home from this “genius experience” I called Apple and was persistent in that after only a year and three months, this $400.00 ipod simply stopped working. This was not acceptable to me, and made a big Stink at the apple store!

The Apple tech told me some things to do BEFORE I hit the RESTORE in Itunes.

  1. First of all, make sure you update both the Quicktime and Itunes software.

  2. Slide the hold switch back and forth a few times. Keeping the middle button and the top Menu button depressed, Until the apple icon appears, then keeping the Middle button depressed, hold down the bottom Pause/Play button until you see a checkmark, and at the top of the window, you will see “DISK MODE” appear.

  3. Let charge awhile. Open Itunes, Plug the ipod into the computer and then do a RESTORE, which will take you back to the factory settings.

Create your play lists and load up your music again. So far so good.