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When you say Bricked do you mean totally dead or do you have any icons on the display such as the apple or a broken looking screen?
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Try this, Plug your ipod into your machine then hold down the home and power buttons until the ipod powers off then let go of the power button but keep holding the home button.
Unplug your ipod from your pc and plug it back in with the home button still held, You should see a connect to itunes sign on your ipod so open and connect to itunes and you should be able to restore it.
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