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Passworded iPod original 80GB How do I get rid of password.(screenlock

My son put a PASSWORD on iPod original 80GB at the screen.

Can't take it off.

PC & Itunes won't recognize it.

Can't update it or reset it.

iPod won't start up, only displays Apple Logo.

Appreciate any help.



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lucca, you could check on here and see if it works. Just make sure that you understand that this WILL ERASE ALL YOUR DATA.

There is another way where you get to keep your data, just a little bit more cumbersome .Connect iPod to computer and enable disk use. Show hidden files and folders by going to my computer then to tools>folder options, click the view tab and under hidden files and folders click show hidden files and folders. Under My Computer click your ipod drive, then click i folder that says iPod_Control, then a folder called device. There will be a folder either called _locked(if your iPod is currently locked or_unlocked (if your iPod is currently unlocked), open this folder with notepad or something equivalent to it. You will see a bunch of gibberish, this is an encrypted version of your pass code delete this and save the file, disconnect your iPod, reset it by pressing menu and select at the same time and holding it for at least 6 seconds, then reconnect your ipod and let it sync. If you no longer want disk use then disable that, if you keep it in disk mode then remember you need to eject it manually.

The only thing I do not understand is that your iPod is stuck at the Apple Logo, that should not be password dependent. Try to put your iPod in Disk mode or Diagnostic mode and see what happens.

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