4th Gen iPod Freakout

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MaxRady, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to take care of this problem for a buddy of mine. He has a 4th generation iPod, 20 gigs, and it is having some major problems. I was told that when he tries to plug it into his computer (windows laptop) it makes the computer screen turn blue. I tried to restore it, by flicking the hold switch a couple of times and holding MENU + play/pause and it says it doesnt have enough battery power and to plug it into a source. When i plug it into my MacBook, it freaks out and says that the computer doesnt recognize it, then the ipod withdrawals itself from the computer and a message pops up and says that a device was removed improperly. I have gotten the option of erasing and syncing a couple of times, but the same thing happens where once i hit erase, it will freakout and withdraw itself. ANY help would be awesome. Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    forafireescape

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  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    I have fixed quite a few 4th gen iPods.

    Hard drives die, logic boards also flake out. Then you have batteries that go bad, so that's 3 components.

    Sorry there's no easy answer - best guess is hard drive or logic board.
     
  4. macrumors 65816

    iTeen

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    #4
    sounds like the poor iPod's harddrive is shot, this is what happened to me with my old ipod...
    time for a new iPod?????
     

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