Help Me My Ipod Has Gone Mad!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by absolutmp5, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Aug 12, 2004
    #1
    ok heres the deal, i connect my 4thgen ipod to my mac via front firewire. I can transfer songs but after a certain small amount of time, the music transfer to the ipod freezes. If i try to eject using the eject button in itunes the whole mac begins to lock up with the beachball of death. i am forced every time to forcibly unplug the ipod and manually force it to restart. What should i do people! I have already reset the firmware for ipod so dont mention that lol. Also the ipod gets extremely warm!
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Does it make a clicking noise? You may have a failing hard drive. Mine showed the exact same symptoms when its hard disk failed. :(
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    Mar 9, 2006
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    From Canada, living in Seoul
    #3
    I repair iPods for money on the side, and all the things you just described are all the telltale signs of a dead hard drive. If you're within your one year warranty or have purchased AppleCare, youre in luck. If not, It is pretty costly to replace a hard drive (check eBay for prices on iPod hard drives). You're probably better off selling it on eBay, since broken iPods do go for good money, and using that money towards a new iPod

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Aug 12, 2004
    #4
    what is good money?
     

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