Help me resurrect my 1st Gen iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dinalli, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    #1
    I have a 1st gen 5gb iPod, the one with the clickwheel and buttons round the outside.

    Its worked fine for a long time, but earlier this year it failed on me.

    When i power it, it shows the apple logo and then shows the Disk Folder with Exclamation mark.

    Ive tried a few different things including
    • Putting into disk mode and trying to recover but its failed to be recognised by the mac
    • trying to reformat the drive through disk utility, now doesnt show up in DU
    • tried 2 different macs inlcuding a powerpc with firewire and old itunes to restore it
    • changed hard drive to see if it was that, still doesnt show up in DU

    The last thing I will try is a battery replacement, but after that Im stuck at what it could be ?

    Any suggestions of what may have gone on and how to fix it.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    #2
    Try replacing HDD ribbon cable, if that is not the case, logic board could be faulty.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2009
    #3
    Thanks will try that.
     

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