Does resetting/restarting an iPod damage it in any way?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by doxavita, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. doxavita, Nov 24, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

    doxavita macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    I have encountered cases in which my iPod freezes and have had to reset/restart it. (Pressing and holding menu and center buttons)

    Today it didn't freeze, but I tried resetting/restarting it anyways, and it did.

    Does doing that (reset/restart) damage the iPod (it's hard drive) in any way?

    Only thing I noticed was the recently played / top 25 most played playlist temporarily changing, but after playing a tune it was all back to normal.
    Oh and the battery was slightly drained too...
  2. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. Little Endian macrumors 6502a

    Apr 9, 2003
    I will second the previous post and say no. Resetting/restarting should cause no damage. On the other hand frequently having to restart or reset may be the consequence of perhaps a malfunctioning ipod. You never mentioned your ipod model, I mention this only because I had an old HD based ipod that would require frequent resets. The resets worked fine for about a month until it died completely. Sure, the disk was already damaged and constantly resetting it probably didn't help, but then again the damage was already done.

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