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160GB iPod Classic will not go into disk mode

by ummdaddy / October 1, 2009 9:19 AM PDT

when i connect it to my computer it will only recognize it as another drive. itunes doesn't even see it. i can reset it, but after the apple icon appears pressing select and play will do nothing? i have been unsuccessful trying to find a solution to this problem. is there an answer or do i just have an oversized paper weight?

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Have you tried all the solutions at
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 9:24 AM PDT

the Apple site?

There are quite a few of them.

Failing that, a call to Apple may be in order or, if you have an Apple store near you, a trip there may be beneficial


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by ummdaddy / October 1, 2009 10:16 AM PDT

yes i have, and on the site it tells me that i cannot call them without paying. which if i pay, will they be able to give me an answer that's worth it.

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Unfortunately,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 9:57 PM PDT
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that is a risk you have to take.

Only you can decide if it is worth the $45 or so to possibly get back the use of your 160GB iPod or whether you would be better off putting that money toward a replacement iPod.

Personally, I would give it a try.

Good luck, let us know how you get on


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