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Model A1059 or A1099 / 20, 40, or 60 GB hard drive / touch sensitive click wheel

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corrupted iPod and looking for any other tips


My iPod which initially was saying it was corrupted.

Carried out all the recommended tips toggle hold on off / hold menu / centre for 6 secs. Updated iTunes, have full battery, restore etc etc. BTW connects by firewire not usb.

Yet I kept getting 1429 error or can't restore.

I Tried one more restore before opening it up and it said it was successfully restored to factory settings.


Do not disconnect came up and followed by the same old message "you have an iPod that seems to be corrupted etc etc".

At this stage have nothing to lose so will try anything and wondered if there where any other tips as am sentimentally attached to it.

I suspect it may be time for a new one and

it has served me well though being 6 years old and well travelled.

Appreciate any help.



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maybe it's time for a new one - but i think you should try a few more things ;-)


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thanks marcus - I did the folded biz card fix in the blue sponge on the hard drive and it worked - imagine it is its last stand though. :)


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Can anyone tell me HOw to fix this??? I have the same problem, no clue what a disk utility is or a blue biz card. Can anyone give me step by step? My email is

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do you have the same iPod model with the exact same problem ?

a little bit more input would be nice


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