I need help fixing a broken Ipod Mini.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Ragnarok96, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my friend gave my an Ipod mini that worked when he gave it to me. Few days later, it started to not turn on. Instead, when I press the on button, it just shows that frown ipod face, and tells me to visit apple.com/support/ipod.

    I've tried to look for anything that'll help me. I know that the battery is fully charged because when I plug in the firewire, it doesn't charge.

    Also, when I turn the ipod on, it continuously makes this weird noise inside the ipod. It's just really annoying.

    Is there any solution to my problem?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    KD7IWP

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    #2
    Your hard drive is toast. I just replaced the one in my mini, it was really easy. You need a Microdrive (it's a hard drive the size of a compact flash card) and you put it in your mini to replace the old one. Mine was $35 on ebay. Open the mini and pop it in. It took me 15 minutes to replace and there are many tutorials online on how to do it.
     
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    Mac'Mo

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    #3
    why not just go to genius bar / apple care
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can you give me some links for the tuts?
     
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    fivetoadsloth

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    here are a couple turorials

    one
    THe one above has a video^^


    two


    It isnt hard, good luck!
     
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    KD7IWP

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    looks like fivetoadsloth got to it before me :)
     
  7. macrumors member

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    if its a hard drive failure wud replacing the battery help? oh btw if u get the folder icon coming up give the ipod a tap on each side ... (hey it worked for me)
     
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    fivetoadsloth

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    Heh, im getting to used to be getting beat by:
    Mad Jew
    Doctor Q
    WildCowboy
    and many others

    Though they do save me alot of time. :)
     

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