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iPod Touch issues!

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Okay, so I'm having a multitude of problems with my up-to-date iPod touch. I was using it a couple days ago when suddenly it restarted itself. Now, sometimes my iPod is a bit cranky, so I just turned it back on. When I turned it back on the wifi would not connect, so I restarted it manually. When i turned it back on again, it came up with a screen that was showing me to connect my iPod to my iTunes. I connected them, but iTunes did not start like normally. I started iTunes manually,it comes up with something along the lines of "iTunes cannot read the device "Alex". Please restore your iPod to it's original settings". Of course I did not want to do this but decided I better.

However, when I click "restore" a dialog box says "The iPod software update server could not be contacted". So then I go to the iTunes Store, a dialog box says iTunes could not connect to the iTunes store. The network connection was refused."

So not only do I have a not-functioning iPod (because of its inability to restore), but I also have a not-functioning iTunes.

This is not a firewall problem. I have tried turning off my firewall and it makes no difference.

Also, my computer is recognizing my iPod, but iTunes isn't. Of course, my computer IS recognizing it as a camera, but I don't see the significance of that.

I have searched forums but cannot find a situation this.. err.. unique. So any help or ideas a all would be much appreciated.
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I'll do my best to help you, but keep in mind, I'm definitely no expert when it comes to these types of problems. :D

Lets see if we can get the iTunes connection working properly. That may allow you to restore the iPod and fix the problem.

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