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Thread: Won't restore
03-05-2010, 04:44 PM #1Won't restore
So I've been trying to restore my iPod a few times now, every time I get an 'unknown error' message. I've put it into DFU mode and still no luck. Any ideas?
03-05-2010, 11:08 PM #2
hmmm that is strange that your iPod is not restoring. A few things you can try is:
restarting your computer
switching usb ports
and switching between recovery and dfu mode
If you try the things listed above you should get success I have had this error before to. Make sure you are entering dfu mode right as well you can check this guide for a reference.DFU Reference Guide
03-05-2010, 11:34 PM #3
What's the # of the error message?I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
03-06-2010, 02:24 PM #4
Its error #28? I don't know what that means. And i'll try DFU mode again.
03-08-2010, 05:55 PM #5
Try recovery instead and this is what apple says error 28 is:
Error 23, 28, 29, 1011, 1012, 1611: These errors may indicate a hardware issue with your device. Follow the steps in this article and also attempt to restore while connected to a known-good computer and network to isolate this issue to the device. If the IMEI or MAC address is missing or is a default value, this can also confirm a hardware issue.If you wanna thank me hit "Thanks" in the lower left of my post. If you would like to follow me on twitter click here
03-08-2010, 08:27 PM #6
I've tried every kind of restore...DFU then restore...jailbreak then restore...EVERYTHING. Nothing seems to work. It throws me an error right before the software begins to download. I found a few good leads on this forum but none of them worked for me. I really don't know where do go from here....
03-08-2010, 08:36 PM #7
Assuming that you have tried restoring from another machine, this may be a hardware issue, judging by error 28. Take it to your local apple store and show them, they will probably replace it if you don't mention it's jailbroken.
03-08-2010, 09:08 PM #8
03-08-2010, 09:16 PM #9
O my apologizes I did not realize it was used. In any case #28 indicates hardware failure, in this case it sounds like logic board sorry man