iPod Touch 1st Generation

Model A1213 / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity

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iPod turns on but only shows apple logo...

well i have the 3.1.1 software on my first gen. iPod touch and one night i restarted the iPod by pressing the on/off button along with the home button and it turned right back on and only showing the apple logo for about 15 to 20 seconds and turns off after that and now it does the same thing every time i try to turn it on...

can somebody help me or give me a clue on what's wrong with it!

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but the thing is that when i turn it on the apple logo appears, but after 10 or 15 seconds it been on it turns off and the same thing happens when i plug it to charge or to the computer and it never goes to the red slider

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The thing now is that i dont have wifi so wats the problem with it now/

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Just to be completely clear, it's absolutely not okay to ask 4 different questions to engage in a dialog with Mayer. You're encouraged you to update your question when you get more relevant information. This will bump the question to the top of the list. This time, I deleted your other questions and moved their content here, so don't worry about it. We do this so that all of the relevant information is in one place for when someone else views the question. Thanks for understanding and for accepting Mayer's answer!

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Sterling - Let him start one new question. This ones asked and answered. Now we're working on WiFi and I'm trying to cover to many questions

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Okay, if he wants to make one new one, that's fine. There were four questions, before though, and that's a pain to keep track of.

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Try a soft reset first:

1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on the top of the unit until a red slider appears

2. Drag the slider.

3. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

If a soft reset doesn’t work, try a hard reset:

Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for about ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

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Move closer to the Wi-Fi router or hotspot.

If you are using a personal Wi-Fi network, verify the Wi-Fi router is connected to power and turned on.

Wi-Fi networks configured as "closed" or "private" do not broadcast the network name to Wi-Fi devices.

Join a "closed" or "private" network by tapping Settings > Wi-Fi > Other and entering the Wi-Fi network name, security, and password.

Then tell me if that fixes it.

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thing is i try to turn it on and it only shows the apple logo then turns off again it does not show red slider at all

by el prototipo

Did you move closer to the wifi?

by mayer

OK, I'm getting confused here. We finished with the first problem. Let go ahead and start a new question but just one. I may not have your answer and others will not look at this one now.

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You might have to put it into DFU mode

it will restore it, but it should fix the problem

To put the iPhone into DFU mode so you can do an iTunes firmware restore follow these steps:

Step One

Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.

Step Two

Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.

Step Three

After exactly 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

The iPhone screen will remain black

NOTE***: It may take a few attempts to get your iPhone into DFU mode. Generally, I hold down both buttons then release the Home button just before I think the Apple logo would appear. If you are still holding both buttons down and you see the Apple logo you are holding them down for too long!

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*****IMPORTANT!!!!******* After i followed Snows directives i got an error saying 'ipod "ipod" could not be restored'. my i ipod had an all white screen. unplug it, perform another DFU, then plug it back in. good to go!!!!!!

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this issue "apple logo on/off" but nothing else usually is an indicator that that particular iPod doesn't have the necessary boot file to boot up just like a PC during the boot up process. One can go to Itunes site and download it to one's iPod and the problem is fixed.

Sorry I don't have the name of that specific file but that's how this problem was taken care of at my repair shop.

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This happened to me too...i am 14 and fixed this problem by myself a few months ago.

So first, you plug in the iPod and let it charge for about 10 mins or so...until it like starts to show the Apple logo repeatedly.

Then as its booting, HOLD DOWN the Home button, for approximately 10-20 seconds (sometimes you need to hold down Home and Power for 10 seconds, the the Home button for 10 seconds). Either way, you will get a PLUG INTO ITUNES screen, which is like an arrow pointing to the iTunes logo.

Then plug the iPOd into a computer with iTunes installed.

The computer itself will recognize an iPod (i did this on Windows)

and iTunes will display a msg that says "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode blah blah blah." Continue iTunes' steps to reinstall the latest iOS and reupload/restore data onto the iPod...

As expected this will erase all previous data lol

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My first Gen iPod does the same thing, it turns on and off until the battery is completely drained. The only way I can keep it on sometimes is if I am letting music play or using an application but once I stop then it starts shutting on and off again. Also I noticed the best way for my to turn it on sometimes is to actually plug it into my MacBook and let it connect to I tunes.

I was really !#^&@@ when this problem first occurred but now I have a second Gen I pod touch and A iPhone 3GS and I don't have any problems. I really think Apple restructured the internal format of the device but if anyone has a suggestion of how to fix the turning on and off problem I would really appreciate it.

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first plug in your ipod touch

-then open itunes on your computer or laptop

-in the left side you can see your ipod clik on it

-click restore

-after this wait

-now your ipod is fixed!

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does that work im scared abot my ipod :(

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I have that problem too! Most people are saying the battery is dead. I know it doesn't make me very happy. -_-

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I did all the reset settings and stuff but it started turning on to the apple logo the off again still. I fixed it by wiggling a thin knife under the power button, I think it had something lodged underneath it. simple simple

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First generation ipods a1213's are so obsoliete that its firm ware in one way or another.,being still an apple product, wants to auto update data that it was never original programed for. You have one of two options,#1. Throw it in the garbage can and get yourself a new or used one. #2 plug it into a electrical outlet not computer!!! And press&hold both sleep/home buttons until you see the usb plug onscreen. Now connect it to your computer and follow itunes instructions. I hope this helps you. Mine did same exact thing. Thats how i fixed mine.

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el prototipo will be eternally grateful.

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