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Old 01-10-2005, 02:28 PM
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iPod keeps rebooting?

I have an iPod that keeps rebooting, it goes to the folder and exclamation mark icon and then reboots back to the apple logo. I cannot access it through my pc and have tried to access it in Disk Mode but as soon as I open iPod updater so I can re-install the software it just reboots meaning I cannot get into the iPod, any-one-else had this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 01-10-2005, 03:50 PM
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Old 01-11-2005, 08:46 AM
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Thanks for that but that is not the problem I am having, I have searched extensively and cannot find an answer.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:29 AM
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I am also experiencing the same problem. I got an iPod Photo for Christmas, installed & formatted it on my home machine (Win XP SP2 - also have a 40 GB iPod attached to same PC using installed FireWire card with multi ports) - all was great for a short while.

Went to work and tried to get it installed there (Win 2000 Professional - SP 4). Must have screwed something up or done something in the wrong order, but now the iPod Photo is completely hosed.

I tried all the same things you did - Reset, Disk Mode, all Diagnostics, etc. Can't keep it in DiskMode long enough to attempt a reformat/restore. Gonna take it to a local Apple store or send it back. I have a hunch the only way to fix is to get it on a Mac, force a native FireWire reset.

Moral? Perhaps mixing iPods & operating systems on 2 computers is not a safe thing! :O)
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:11 PM
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[/QUOTE]Originally posted by Bruceski
Can't keep it in DiskMode long enough to attempt a reformat/restore.[/QUOTE]

That is the exact same problem that I am having. Did you connect it to a PC using USB or firewire? I have it connected using firewire to my pc I have a Mac in my house and might try that native firewire reset - how do I do that?

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Old 01-11-2005, 05:58 PM
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I connect at home using FireWire and at work using USB.

I'm a PC owner, so I don't know how to do anything on a Mac - I plan to head to the Apple store to get them to fix it with all Mac equipment.
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Old 01-12-2005, 08:56 AM
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Ok, now I'm perplexed as the iPod is working again and I don't know how! I have restored the iPod, and all seems to be working fine but I tried to reboot the iPod and when I do it doesn't start back up again unless I connect it to the firewire cable be it plugged into the PC or power supply?! Is this normal?
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