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

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Why do I have a error 1429?

I purchased a replacement battery kit from iFixit and after I received it I went to their web site and followed their instructions on how to change the battery. I followed each step as described and reversed the procedure step by step.

When I hocked it up to my computer the computer told me it did not recognize the item I had hooked up. I tried to reboot the iPod but it told me that there was a error 1429 and it wanted me to disconnect the iPod.

Can someone tell me what to do to get my iPod to work and retain all info I have installed over the last 9 years.

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garygard, this sounds like a HDD error. I suggest that you run the diagnostics to check on the drive as well as the other hardware. To access the diagnostic menu as well as to find out what those test mean, check on here. Sometimes what happens is that the drive gets stuck and some people swear that by slapping the iPod really hard, it may free up the drive. Of course, you also want to double check your work and make sure that the HDD cable is properly attached. Your "retain all info I have installed over the last 9 years." should be relatively safe if you have performed any updates and synced the iPod. Those files are in the restore files on the computer you used fir that. Hope this helps, good luck.

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Did nothing for me...ran disk utilites...no change....erased with disc utilities..no change...restarted Mac...no change, changed USB port...no change.

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