View Full Version : iPod HD may be dead, please help

Nov 3, 2005, 03:05 PM
So, was listening to my iPod around 9:40 AM EST . Around 10, I connected my 60GB iPod photo to my 14 inch iBook G4 933 Mhz using the Dock and a FireWire dock connectore cable. The "Do Not Disconnect" image showed up. I then realised that it wasn't showing up on my desktop, didn't open iTunes and the ipod screen was fronzen. So, unplugged it, did the menu + select reset. Got the Silver apple logo then this: http://tinypic.com/fatzpk.gif
and it said to go to http://www.apple.com/support/ipod
I then got the "low battery icon"

I tried connecting the iPod with USB 2. Got the Silver apple logo again, the sad iPod icon and then this

http://tinypic.com/favu35.png Mind you, this is on an iPod photo and it had a B&W charging icon. It looked like it was trying to charge over USB 2.0 BUT, it was stuck at this image, no charging animation.

Here's the noise that it's making:

The iPod doesn't show up on my desktop, in Disk Utilty, in the iPod software updater or in Micromat's "PodLock". My question is: can my data be recovered in any way? I've got a 60 GB iPod photo that is pretty much a brick right now. If you have any suggestions, please e-mail me at eworldrevival@gmail.com

Nov 3, 2005, 07:14 PM
I clicked the sound link but I was presented w/ an ad for the hosting service.

The dead icon:
I had this happen to me w/ my last 40 (4g) before they upgraded me to 60photo. The iPod froze. Then when it tried to restart, it made a clicking noise. Apple techs said it was dead.

Battery icon:
I got a B&W charging icon on my 60photo the other day because lo and behold, the battery was very low. Plugged it in to a wall outlet and let it charge overnight. Problem solved.

Charging icon:
I believe I had this once with a tempermental 40 (4g).

A combination of all these icons can't be good. If a hard reset/restore haven't worked, it's probably hopeless.

Try to get your iPod to appear in disk mode (hard reset then quickly go to center+play [I think]). If not, it's pretty dead. Two of my tempermental 40s (4g) weren't recognized by the computer. The tech sent me through disk mode and seeing if there was 3rd party software obstructing connectivity, but it was to no avail.

Finally: If you computer isn't recognizing it, 3rd party software surely won't help. The only way to get your data back will be the same way it got on there.

Nov 3, 2005, 07:50 PM
You've got a high-def iPod?!?

(i'm drunk)

Nov 3, 2005, 08:09 PM
Hit the "Free" button on the bottom of the page. A 45 second timer will appear and then the link to download the file will appear

Nov 13, 2005, 09:54 PM
My iPod is back from the dead!!! brought my ipod to Apple Store on the 6th and the genius technician said it was dead. they didn't have the 60GB in stock to do a replacement then. Bought a new Firewire cable and a new AC adapter. On Friday, I accidently knocked the iPod of my desk and was sure it was dead. Went back yesterday and the Hard Drive wasn't making any noise at all. The 60GB's weren't in stock STILL. Around 7:00 this evening, turned on my iPod, put it into Disk Mode, it showed the Warning, No Battery Power left" icon and also made a weird chirping noise. Plugged it into an AC adapter, it rebooted, and it looked like everything is ok. The HD is making a correct spinning noise. Was very afraid to try and connect it to my iBook again BUT, it worked without a hitch. Scanned it with Disk Utility and Disk Warrior and everything looks ok. Gonna back up EVERYTHING from my iPod tomorrow and still send it back.