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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: zoof on October 05, 2012, 09:14:35 AM

Title: Bricked 3rd gen iPod
Post by: zoof on October 05, 2012, 09:14:35 AM
Hi,

I inherited a 3rd generation iPod and of course immediately installed rockbox -- everything worked great but I decided I wanted to wipe it and start clean.  So I used iTunes to restore the iPod to factory...  I suppose my mistake was not first removing the boot loader.  It now does not properly connect -- either in Windows or linux.  The dmesg output is:
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[   41.168776] usb 1-2.1: new full-speed USB device number 6 using ehci_hcd
[   41.256611] usb 1-2.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[   41.437038] usb 1-2.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[   41.612767] usb 1-2.1: new full-speed USB device number 7 using ehci_hcd
[   41.684293] usb 1-2.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[   41.860541] usb 1-2.1: device descriptor read/64, error -32
[   42.036836] usb 1-2.1: new full-speed USB device number 8 using ehci_hcd
[   42.448184] usb 1-2.1: device not accepting address 8, error -32
[   42.520892] usb 1-2.1: new full-speed USB device number 9 using ehci_hcd
[   42.928128] usb 1-2.1: device not accepting address 9, error -32
[   42.928259] hub 1-2:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1

Any suggestions on unbricking it?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Bricked 3rd gen iPod
Post by: saratoga on October 05, 2012, 09:56:14 AM
Restoring in iTunes does remove the bootloader. Try the emergency disk mode, that does not depend on any device software.
Title: Re: Bricked 3rd gen iPod
Post by: zoof on October 05, 2012, 10:19:07 AM
Unfortunately, I can't get it into emergency disk mode (https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1363 (https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1363)).  When I do step 3, it doesn't reboot but momentarily displays a screen requesting that I attach the iPod to a connector and then shuts off. If I then proceed to step 4, it again displays the screen requesting that I attach the iPod to a connector before shutting off.
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If you have an older iPod model, without a Click Wheel

1. Before placing the iPod into Disk Mode, verify that it has a charge.
2. Toggle the Hold switch on and off (set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
3. Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons until the Apple/iPod logo appears, then release them. This resets iPod. When you reset iPod, all your music and data files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost.
4. When the Apple logo appears, immediately press and hold the Previous and Next buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
5. Connect the iPod to your computer; the screen on the iPod should say "Do not disconnect".
Title: Re: Bricked 3rd gen iPod
Post by: LambdaCalculus on October 10, 2012, 08:26:23 AM
If your iPod is asking you to hook it up to a wall connector, do so. The battery is probably drained.

Let it charge for at least 24 hours, then try putting it in Emergency Disk Mode again.

Also note: "bricked" would mean that your iPod is completely and utterly dead, as in, "does absolutely nothing, so it's as good as a brick". If your iPod is still responding and showing signs of life in some way, it is definitely not a brick.

<psa>And knowing is half the battle! ;)</psa>
Title: Re: Bricked 3rd gen iPod
Post by: zoof on October 10, 2012, 08:46:07 AM
Thanks -- I plugged it into a firewire port when I got home and everything worked.  Reflashed with rockbox and loving it!