Clicking

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sathos, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Sathos macrumors regular

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    I have an iPod 5G, and so far it works perfectly. Battery runs for 14+ hours. Everything seems to be working as it should. However, it makes clicking sounds when I turn it on, sometimes when it switches between songs, and every once in a while while plugged into the computer (it always clicks when plugged in, just intervals of maybe half a minute to a minute in between each click). I've read this could mean a failing hard drive, but everything else works PERFECTLY. Should I be worried?

    One more thing... the 'Do Not Disconnect' screen is constantly there when it is plugged into the computer until I press 'Eject' in iTunes. I'm assuming this is because I have it set to 'Manually Update'?
     
  2. stridey macrumors 65816

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    Dunno about the hard drive, but yes, the "Do Not Disconnect" is normal with manual update.
     
  3. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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  4. Sathos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh my goodness, those sound horrible! Thankfully, no. It runs very quietly except for the occasional little clicking sound.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    that could be data being taken off the drive or being put on.

    I can't really describe the noise exactly, but it's the kinda.. crunchy? noise that your computer does when you turn it on or perform a really high-performance thing.

    my iPod makes that noise all the time.

    and yeah, those HD sounds make me wanna get an abacus for a backup. :p
     
  6. Sathos thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, it's not being updated or anything (iTunes is closed etc), but yeah it doesn't sound like a very worrying sound, and I'm guessing a failing hard drive would cause other problems as well, of which there are none. I'm just a little obsessed over making sure there are absolutely no problems with it :eek:

    Thanks for all the help, I'll still keep an eye on it, but my fears have been lessened.
     

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