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post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone,

 

I recently got a refurbished iPod video 5.5gen and I am currently trying to rockbox it. However, when I go to the rockbox utility and set my mount point and everything, after clicking "install" it comes up saying "could not open iPod" and the installation never progresses.

 

I have no idea how to fix this problem. The iPod keeps flashing "Do Not Disconnect" so I'm assuming something is trying to use which is causing issues it but I have no idea what that could be. I installed iTunes to format it to windows but the problem is still persisting so I'm at a loss as to what to do. 

 

I even tried to start it up in disk-mode manually, but as soon as disk mode opened up it again flashed "Do Not Disconnect" and I had the same problem.

 

Any advice would be awesome!

 

Thanks

post #2 of 6

What is the year stamped to the back of your ipod?

post #3 of 6
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What is the year stamped to the back of your ipod?

 

It says "TM and c2005 Apple Computer Inc." on the back, is that what I'm looking for?

post #4 of 6

Yes.

Sounds like a 5th gen, rather than a 5.5

I was hoping you were going to say 2007 because then it would be a 'classic' not a 5.5.

AFAIK 5.5 was only attributed to late 2006 models, but isn't officially recognised by apple, and is lumped under '5th gen' along with the older ones.

 

The plot thickens. I'm afraid I have no answer.

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Yes.

Sounds like a 5th gen, rather than a 5.5

I was hoping you were going to say 2007 because then it would be a 'classic' not a 5.5.

AFAIK 5.5 was only attributed to late 2006 models, but isn't officially recognised by apple, and is lumped under '5th gen' along with the older ones.

 

The plot thickens. I'm afraid I have no answer.

 

I'm pretty sure it is a 5.5, just because it has a "search" function and from what I've read the standard 5th generations do not (also got it off of amazon from a 3rd party seller advertised as a 5.5 80GB, though that doesn't really mean much!). The place that I bought it from said that the rear shell was replaced along with the HD and battery, so that may be where the discrepancy comes from (the serial number is probably wrong too if that is the case).

 

Thank you for the help though!


Edited by Eleven13 - 3/30/14 at 9:50am
post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GREQ View Post
 

Yes.

Sounds like a 5th gen, rather than a 5.5

I was hoping you were going to say 2007 because then it would be a 'classic' not a 5.5.

AFAIK 5.5 was only attributed to late 2006 models, but isn't officially recognised by apple, and is lumped under '5th gen' along with the older ones.

 

The plot thickens. I'm afraid I have no answer.

 

I'm pretty sure it is a 5.5, just because it has a "search" function and from what I've read the standard 5th generations do not (also got it off of amazon from a 3rd party seller advertised as a 5.5 80GB, though that doesn't really mean much!). The place that I bought it from said that the rear shell was replaced along with the HD and battery, so that may be where the discrepancy comes from (the serial number is probably wrong too if that is the case).

 

Thank you for the help though!

Ah - that makes sense then.

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