Folder with! icon, cannot reset or restore in iTunes or Windows
When I turn on the iPod, I have the Folder icon. I can hear the hard drive spin up smoothly for a second or two then it goes silent. When connected to the PC the iPod screen shows connected for a split second then immediately goes to the OK to Disconnect but iTunes never recognizes it. When not connected to a PC the apple logo comes up then it just goes to the folder icon for a few seconds then the screen goes blank. I can see the battery icon when connected to the PC and it is fully charged.
When I try connecting it to my PC to Restore, it is not recognized in iTunes or PC and sometimes I get a message on my PC saying that the USB attachment ( i.e. iPod) is not recognized and Windows 7 Portable Devices WPD Filesystem Volume Driver portable device cannot be started. Other times when the iPod is connected to the PC there are no USB connection errors and the Windows 7 Portable Devices show a volume E:\ but the volume is not readable by Windows but still no recognition in iTunes.
I have tried different usb ports and a firewire connection to no avail.What could be causing this? Is it the logic board? Hard drive? Something else? Any solutions or suggestions to remedy this would be appreciated.