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My ipod touch [4th generation] screen is stuck on the usb cord pointing toward the itunes logo

I tried to reset the ipod to its original settings, my computer picked it up as new hardware but will not let it connect to the computer nor itunes. The screen of installing the drive for connecting my ipod keeps appearing, but it will not find the software needed to install it. It says i need some sort of disc. I went through the steps of troubleshooting but to no avail, its still stuck on the same screen. Its an 8GB.

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The solution is: 1. Turn of your iPod. 2. While holding down the 'Home' button, connect to iTunes WARNING: Doing this will return your iPod back to original 'out of the box' settings and you will lose everything. On the bright side, you get a 'fresh' start and it will auto update to the most recent software version.
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Posted on Aug 21, 2012

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SOURCE: 8GB iPod Touch Disabled

Thanks to everyone who provided solution inputs. I finally have my iPod back. The solution is: 1. Turn of your iPod. 2. While holding down the 'Home' button, connect to iTunes WARNING: Doing this will return your iPod back to original 'out of the box' settings and you will lose everything. On the bright side, you get a 'fresh' start and it will auto update to the most recent software version. Good luck!

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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SOURCE: i dont know what to do please help me my ipod touch is disabled.

press and hold the home and power buttons, when it turns off DO NOT let go of the home button continue holding until it restores itself then connect it to your computer and restore it. unfortunately it will erase everything.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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Hey,

read this page i posted
http://www.fixya.com/support/r977231-disabled_or_code_forgotten
Let me know if you need anything else.


Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: itunes locks up when i connect my ipod touch

try to install itunes again

Posted on May 15, 2009

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SOURCE: 8GB iPod Touch Disabled

you will have to restore your ipod to factory default settings in itunes.
or you can jailbreak the ipod with software like quickpwn.

Here is how to restore your ipod in itunes.
You will need to put the itouch in DFU/Recovery mode to get it to connect.

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Hold the Home Button down for 5 second (do not release it)
Then Press and hold the Power Button for approx 10 secs (count them out)
Your iPod will reboot.
Release the power button and continue holding the Home button for an additional 27secs.
You may see the screen go blank or not.
Plug the USB end into the computer with itunes open.
Your ipod will mount in recovery mode.
Restore it and Your all set.

if you need any further help let me know.
Good Luck

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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you will have to restore your ipod to factory default settings in itunes.
or you can jailbreak the ipod with software like quickpwn.

Here is how to restore your ipod in itunes.
You will need to put the itouch in DFU/Recovery mode to get it to connect.

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