iPod Touch does not respond at all


My iPod touch is not responding. I can only turn it off. When turned on, it only displays the USB connector pointing to the iTunes icon (i.e. connect to iTunes).
When connected to iTunes (via USB on back of iMac), it showed up only once and said "you must restore".
When I tried to restore, it said I was unable to restore.
Now, it will not even show up within iTunes.
Therefore, I cannot backup, restore, or do anything. Apple Support pages led me nowhere.


Eh? 3 year old thread here. :D
Please try to post something relevant (but the OP hasn't returned in that time, either, so likely figured it out somehow.)