30 GB iPod video is messing up (freezing, etc.)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by WordLife565, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

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    my 30gb ipod video is constantly freezing, constantly losing battery even when supposedly off, what can I do to try and fix this.
     
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    It's old, unless you have a warranty you can't do anything..
     
  3. celticpride678

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    The first thing to try is a restore in iTunes.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    my stupid ass didn't even think of that. Thank you, it works now.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    no....it still doesn't work properly. every time I turn it off, it won't turn back on without a restart, and it only really consistently works if it is hooked up to a constant power supply (i.e. wall charger). how did this just all of a sudden start happening...this is so gay.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    The battery is on the way out. Unless you want to get the battery replaced you will have to go get a new iPod. The same thing has been happening with mine for about 3 months. And mine will be 3 years old this Christmas. I only use it when it is connected to a power supply, which is good for me anyway, because I have an FM Transmitter that charges the iPod. So, I suggest you get a new battery, or wait until September for the new iPod's come out, which is what I am doing.

    PS - Don't appreciate you using the word 'gay' as a derogatory term.
     
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    yeah, i guess you're right, I'm taking a trip to the apple store today to either purchase a 120 GB classic or 32 GB touch.

    EDIT- I forgot about September, I don't want to wait, but the past has told me that waiting will be the wisest choice.
     
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    wpc33

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    My iPod never threatens my sexuality, but I guess I'm just a big scary homo like that.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    kuebby

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    This sounds like the problems my Dad has been having with the 5G iPod I bought him. I bought it used in the MR MP a couple months ago and he said it's be freezing up occasionally and the only way he can get it to respond is to restore it via iTunes.

    I wasn't able to offer him any advice, as he was already doing what I would do, but the problem keeps happening, anyone have any ideas? I'd rather not have to tell him he needs a new iPod, since I just got this one for my parents and it's their first iPod.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    it may just be a battery problem, so you can get it replaced by apple for like 60 bucks.

    The only reason I won't do that, is because I think mine is more than a battery problem, so I don't wanna waste the money for it to still be freezing even after I get a new battery.

    But in your case it might just be the battery, just go to the apple store, and ask a genius...

    oh and I didn't mean to use gay like that haha.
     
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    wpc33

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    You can buy a high-capacity battery for ~$10 on eBay and install it yourself.
    Look at www.ifixit.com
    It's extremely easy. Never takes more than 10 minutes.

    On second thought, "it's old, throw it away":p
     

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