All I need is a touch.
June 19, 2011 6:38 PM Subscribe
So, my iPod touch died and I'm having problems getting a new one working.
posted by deliquescent to Technology (4 answers total)
About a week ago, my iPod touch (Gen 2, iOS 3) stopped responding to my caress. Screen would turn on, would sync normally, but couldn't interact with it. I restarted it, synced it, restored it, resynced it, bought a new faceplate from iFixit with which to replace the seemingly defective one, but all with no success.
This would not be a big deal, except a lot of my work life is on there - I was using it as a PDA. It is all backed up in iTunes, but of course I can't access stuff there.
Next step: Use my wife's old iPod touch (Gen 3, iOS 4) - except it's too up to date to sync with my old powerbook. I tried downgrading the OS on my wife's computer, but attempts we met with an error along the line of "is not compatible with this firmware." I used firmware from felixbruns.de and iClarified, but none of it works.
My question is, how can I get a functional iPod touch with my information on it, short of buying a new laptop, or used Touch? At my disposal:
- a non functioning ipod touch Gen 2, iOS 3, as above
- a functioning ipod touch Gen 3, iOS 4
- Powerbook G4 with iTunes 9.1.1
- About year old Macbook with up to date iTunes (wife using it currently, otherwise I'd give actual versions)