Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

800 Questions View all

On powerup, intermittently goes to restore screen

When working, everything seems to work, including sync and battery life. About half the time, however, the iPod goes to the restore screen on power up and I have to do a restore to proceed.

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0

Comments:

Thanks oldturkey03! The onboard diagnostics mode does not have a hard drive check in my model (someone else pointed this out).

Some of us actually use a Mac with their iPod and I was unable to find chkdsk in OS X. I tried Disk Utility, ran verify disk and found a bunch of errors. Ran repair disk, which took a long time, but it did repair the disk. It now verifies OK.

by

Good job, hope it fixes it. What's a Mac:-)

by

Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Bob Collins, Sounds like you are losing the firmware at times. It is possible that you are starting to run into a bad hard drive. I would try to place the iPod in disk mode and run a chkdsk on it. The other thing you could try, is to place the iPod in diagnostic mode and see if the drive checks okay. Start with that and see what you get. Hope this helps, good luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

Bob Collins will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 1

All Time: 402