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A friend of a colleague of mine (sounds convoluted, but it's accurate) found an iPod touch a little while ago and, after attempts to locate the owner (signs posted around the downtown area where it was found, etc) failed, has decided to lend it to me to try to get it to work. I believe it's a first-generation iPod touch.

Here's a picture of the back (looks like it's been through some rough times.)

And here's what I'm greeted with when I switch it on.

I tried connecting it to my Mac, but iTunes gives me this message (note that I'm unable to access any function within the iPod wherein I can enter a passcode.)

Does anyone know how to work around this thing being essentially unusable and possibly get it working from scratch?
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Try restoring from DFU mode.

iClarified - iPhone - How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

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That worked perfectly - thank you!

EDIT: Crap; I got it to the point of clicking "restore" through iTunes, but after downloading the latest software update that will work on this iPod, it's right back to the original problem - telling me it's passcode locked.
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In a situation like this. Can an apple store figure out who the true owner is if you take it there? Then return the product to the true owner?
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