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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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ipod mini crashed

i have a 1st gen ipod mini that im trying to fix.

i first tried to turn it on and nothing happened.

then i tried plugging it into the computer, it didnt register in itunes and the charging symbol froze at the first bar (so its the battery w/ lightning bolt and charged about 1/4 way)

then after about 5 minutes (as i was posting this) the apple logo flashed on the screen for a few seconds, then switched back to the charging.

it just did it again. and it clicked when it did it.


any ideas on how to fix it?
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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I think it's time to upgrade to an iPod Nano. Sounds like your Mini is dead.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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i have an ipod touch, and my own mini. i just like working on ipods/computers. im trying to fix it for a friend actually hahaha.
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Yeah, sounds like that thing is dead. That little battery can't last forever. Tell your friend to upgrade lol
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 07:40 AM   #5
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A new battery's a pretty cheap fix to try. Easy too, once you get the case open. Replacing the hard drive in a mini's easy too if that turns out to be the problem.

Either way I expect you'll need a new battery if you do get it fixed, so might as well start there.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 07:59 AM   #6
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alright thats what i thought too just wasnt sure. i tried plugging it into my stereo overnight and now its working fine pretty much, except the battery is already half dead. so i plugged it into my comp again to add music and after it finished syncing the "do not disconnect" symbol is still flashing. i cant remember cuz i havent used a mini in years, but does that always happen? i dont remember it doing that.
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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alright thats what i thought too just wasnt sure. i tried plugging it into my stereo overnight and now its working fine pretty much, except the battery is already half dead. so i plugged it into my comp again to add music and after it finished syncing the "do not disconnect" symbol is still flashing. i cant remember cuz i havent used a mini in years, but does that always happen? i dont remember it doing that.
If disc mode is enabled you have to manually disconnect it.
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yeah disconnecting it worked fine thanks much.
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