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How could I reset my 4th gen iPod Touch just using my computer and a cable? My power button doesn't work and I have the white screen of death. The only way to reset the device I've seen is to hold the power and home button and then use restore on iTunes, but I can't do that for obvious reasons.

Are there any fixes for this?

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You might be able to use RecBoot. Here is some information quoted from their web site:

RecBoot is a free utility for Windows and Mac users which allow you to put your iPhone / iPod Touch in recovery mode easily. Its a great utility for for those iPhone users who's iPhone Home or Sleep/Wake button is not fully functional. Moreover this utility saves you from learning the 3-4 steps of putting your iPhone into recovery mode manually. Normally you need to put your iPhone into recovery mode when your want to do a firmware restore.

Once you put it in Recovery Mode, you see a popup on your computer screen saying "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode". From here, you should be able to restore.

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Hold the home button until the phone displays the "Connect to iTunes" icon.

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