Problems updating ipod
No matter what, this likely means that everything on the i Pod has been (or will be) erased, which means re-loading all your apps, music, and video content.
It is a little daunting to see an error message like you did, but as long as your i Tunes library is safe then worse case you just have a few hours of waiting for everything to re-load.I can't get away from the screen indicating i Pod needs to connect to i Tunes.EDIT: Computer keeps attempting "re connection" every 10-15 mins switching i Pod from Apple logo and then back to all too familiar screen indicating i Pod Usually i Tunes will tell you something like "An i Pod has been detected in recovery mode ..." or something to that effect.Are you connecting directly to a USB port on your computer?
Don't connect through a hub or any other intermediate USB port -- go directly to the computer. They do go bad, and now that I recall my issues with my i Pads I did change my Lightning cable to a different one right before things started working right (not sure though if that was the silver bullet). It could be that you need at least i Tunes 11 or 12 to work with i OS 8.The cable worked fine yesterday (only day I got to use it so far!) before this issue of attempting to update to i OS 8.I'm running Win 7 and I just received a 5th Gen i Pod Touch after having a 3rd Gen for many years.