Formatting iPod

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by nod32, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I ran into some troubles with my ipod and i have to format it.. The way apple tells me to do it doesnt work (through itunes). I know theres a way to format it through command prompt but im not sure how. Can someone tell me?

    Thanks
    Matt

    [rant] I sent my ipod in for service expecting to get a new one becuase it was over heating and refusing to turn on. It was covered under warranty and everything, but becuase it had a dent in it, it was sent back becuase " A diagnostic evaluation has determined that your ipod has internal and external physical damage resulting from an external force". (Even though the dent had nothing to do with the ipod not working) [/rant]
     
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  3. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I tried that but after the restore it keeps going back to the "Use iTunes to restore" screen. It actaully always is in disk mode when i plug it in.

    Thanks for your help
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Wow learned something new,

    Didn't know that the Ipod can be reformatted,

    Thanks,


    Heeter
     
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    If you format your IPod you will lose everything, including the menus and such, except the ROM, there is no way to get them back either. so formatting is not a smart move ..

    Did you try to reset it instead ?? or restore it to factory default ??
     
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    The poster is using format/restore/factory default interchangeably :)
     
  7. nod32

    nod32 OSNN Addict

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    I did try to restore it, and reset and did the 5 R's.
    This happened to me a while ago and i went into command prompt, typed something in, then restored the ipod with ipod updater. I was pretty sure i typed in format:xxxxx but i guess not. I just wanna get my ipod working.

    Thanks