The “Red X” message indicates hard drive problems and often requires you to replace your hard drive.
You must restart your iPod before putting it into diagnostic mode. Make sure your hold switch is off by sliding the switch away from the headphone jack. To be safe, turn it on and off. Press and hold the following key combination simultaneously for about 10 seconds to reset iPod.
Connect the device to the USB cable, press MENU+SELECT like a standard reset, but hold for 12 seconds. The device should reboot normally and then the screen should be blank. Now open iTunes and try to restore again. If all else fails, try wiping your iPod – the super solution to most iPod problems.
You can still use your iPod classic with iTunes Store purchases or music ripped from CDs. To reiterate the post above, Apple may no longer actively support iPod classic, however current versions of iTunes and Music on Catalina should all work with iPod classic.
Answer: A: To put an iPod classic in Disk mode: Press and hold MENU+SELECT on the iPod for about 6 seconds until it resets, then switch to PLAY+SELECT once that Apple logo will reappear in about 6 seconds to put the device into disk mode.
If your iPod won’t turn on, especially if it hasn’t been used recently, you may simply have a dead battery. Plug your iPod into your computer or power adapter and see if anything happens. Ideally, your iPod will recognize that it’s connected to a power source and charge its battery.
Data corruption usually occurs when you unplug the iPod without first ejecting it, or drop the iPod while the hard drive is spinning (hard drive error). Corruption errors can cause iPod to freeze and prevent CopyTrans and CopyTrans Manager from copying music back and forth properly.
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All sell best when still in their original packaging. Apple has released six versions of the iPod Classic over its lifetime, with the last model being announced in 2007 and discontinued in 2014.
Charge via FireWire or USB 2.0 cable
The battery charges as long as the computer is on and not in sleep mode. It takes about four hours to fully charge your iPod. Note, however, that it will be about 80% charged after 2 hours (minis only need about an hour to get the 80% power boost).
Common Solution: Format iPod touch without iTunes
Press and hold the Home Menu and Sleep buttons simultaneously until the iPod restarts and the Apple logo appears< /b>. When your iPod boots up, go to Settings: General > Reset to default. There you will find several settings to reset iPod.
Make sure your iOS or iPadOS device is on, unlocked and on the home screen. Check if you have the latest software installed on your Mac or Windows PC. If you use iTunes, make sure you have the latest version. If you see the “Trust this computer” warning, unlock your device and tap “Trust”.