iPod Touch keep rebooting as soon as I connect it through USB

Discussion in 'iOS Support' started by boom5, Feb 25, 2009 with 7 replies and 334 views.

  1. boom5

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    I have a 2nd G with 2.2.1 already in. the problem started just today, as soon as I connect it via USB the iPod reboot itself and display the apple logo, then it goes in a loop (the same as everybody describes). I already went through the reset process more then once.Plus I got a new USB connector interface and a new wall charger to eliminate the possibility of defective cable. The main question is: is it a port issue? firmware issue? And if it's the a bin issue, how could I connect my iTouch to upgrade it if there's a new firmware?
    Possible port interface issue?
    Now I can't charge it, but I browse around w/out any issues
    I went through the 5sec power - 10sec home+power and 10-30sec home rule, I even restarted the apple services in my PC.


    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you. :.(....no, seriously 'm crying...
     
  2. Forgoten Dynasty

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    try to restore then rejailbreak.
     
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    boom5

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    I never jailbreak it.

    and btw, I already tried to restore it manually, I can't do it through iTunes, because as soon as I plug any cable interface ( USB or Wall charger) it does turn off and start a reboot loop, not passing the apple logo.
    I tried to connect it through different PC and OS, I even restarted apple services through the event managers, no good.

    Finally I'm getting somewhere.
    I reset all settings and data - reset everything- (thankfully I still had some juice in it). And now my iTouch is doing the loop when connecting to any interface (USB or W-charger) - white screen - apple logo - connecting to iTunes, then white screen.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
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    plug it in to your computer hold Home+sleep untill you hear it disconnect from your computer (should be about 10 seconds) then release sleep so that you are holding just home (never release home) your computer should pick it up *note* your screen wills stay black dont worry about it.
    then just restore with itunes
     
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    boom5

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    that's the issue, it does not recognize it on any PC I tried it with....I re-installed iTunes as well. But anyway, I tried what you mentioned, but it's just keep going through a loop :cursing:.... apple logo, usb itunes connection, white screen for 1/2 a sec, then black screen....I have to hold power+home to trun it off.
     
  6. Forgoten Dynasty

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    That will put it in DFU mode trust me DFU will work it is the first thing hardcoded in to the boot cycle and trust me it will not be affected by any firmware changes there for it is 99.9% improbable that something is wrong with it.
    Do it right and the computer will pick it up in DFU mode.
    Again:
    Plug it in
    hold sleep+home for 10 seconds
    then just release sleep continuing to hold and the computer will pick it up in 8-15 seconds (depending on how slow your PC is)
     
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    boom5

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    I used hxxp://www.online-stopwatch.com/full-screen-stopwatch/ as a timer.
    And I swear I did it the same way you asked me to do - and not just once.
    Plug it in
    hold sleep+home for 10 seconds (if I missed it it wold be in milliseconds)
    then just release sleep continuing to hold and the computer will pick it up in 8-15 seconds.

    it keeps booting....I think I would give up and take it to an apple store, but that would'nt be a challenging to me...

    Any other thoughts....
     
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    boom5

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    Hey guys thank you for your help, Special Thanks to -Dynasty-
    I went to the apple store, issues was a short circuit cause by my PC (and you could see the blackish toasting color on the connectors under the magnifier) - I was told that it's could be caused by the fact that I never clicked Eject this device before unplugging the iTouch for several times in the row, or even unplug it so quickly. That's why as soon as I plug it in anything into it it would reboot in loop -
    Anyway I still had it under 1 year manufacture Wrnty. So they replace it with another refurb one.

    So please Do Click Eject the device before unplugging your iTouch. If you are doing it already, good job, you will never run throu a hardware issue. If you do not, After 10000 times, there's a chance that you will toast your device.

    thank you again.


    Please close this thread as the issue has been "resolved" and my Question was answered -