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Answer to: cant restore because the iPod is busyPosted by bac on Feb 2nd: Why can't restore my iPod? "no guarantee, but here's something you could try. 1) try forcing your iPod into Disk Mode first - simultaneously press and hold the Menu and Center buttons - the iPod should reboot after a few seconds. Immediately upon seeing the Apple logo: - simultaneously press and hold the Center and Play/Pause (bottom) buttons - the iPod should now say "Disk Mode" on top with a check mark and "OK to disconnect" in the middle of the screen connect your iPod via USB to your Mac (you don't say but I'm assuming you have a Mac??) then run Disk Utility, select the iPod hard drive in Disk Utility and try to Erase the iPod hard drive. Select Format: Mac OS Extended (if on a PC, just format the iPod as FAT32) after erasing the iPod, unplug it, reboot it (press and hold Menu and Center buttons) then plug it in and connect to iTunes, and see if you can restore it now. 2) by the way, did you know there's a hidden diagnostic mode in most iPods? you won't be able to fix your restor...
Answer to: My 5th gen iPod classic wont show the videohttp://support.apple.com/kb/TS1894 "If the audio for movies plays through the headphones and you see "Now Playing" on the iPod screen with a progress bar, but the video does not appear on the iPod screen, then you may have the TV Out video setting turned on." "To change your TV Out setting so you can view video with your sound: Navigate on your iPod to Videos > Video Settings Select TV Out to set it to Off or Ask. If the issue continues, make sure you are accessing the video through the Videos menu. If you have a video mixed in an audio playlist, you also won't be able to see the video."
Answer to: How do I access the setting on my iPod Touch?http://www.apple.com/iPhone/how-to/index.html#accessibility.white-on-black In Settings, choose General > Accessibility and tap the “White on Black” switch.