iPod breaking down?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ero87, Apr 13, 2006.

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    ero87

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    I purchased my 30 gig iPod Photo last May, and it was great until a couple of months ago when crazy things started happening. For instance, i would try to play a song and it would jsut freeze. I would reset it (menu + middle button), and it would work okay for a while, until it happened again. Now this problem happens about 3 times a week. I was dealing with this fine until i started up the ipod and got an SAD-FACE IPOD! I reformatted it to "factory settings", put in all my music again, and it worked okay.

    ...now, i just got another sad-face. Do I hafta do all of that again? Is there some way I can fix this thing without replacing it? I have too much faith in Apple to just "assume" that it's broken and i need another.
     
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    Well, if you purchased it last May it's still under warranty so I'd hurry and take it in to Apple if I was you. Sounds like it might be the hard drive.
     
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    funkychunkz

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    Make sure you have all the newest updates for the ipod updater, and itunes aswell. If you've been screwing around any with the disk in any way, you might want to go another step backwards and erase the ipod with diskutility, and then reset to factory settings.

    Sorry to hear about your troubles.
     
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    ero87

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    hmm how do i erase the ipod using disk utility? keep in mind, my ipod doesn't appear on my desktop when i plug it in - it's sad.
     
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    ero87

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    ahh any ideas, anyone?
     
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    crazydreaming

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    check out this thread,
    I'm having a similar problem
     
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    Xander562

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    Open ur iPod if its out of warranty (because you will void it if you do) unplug the hard drive and plug it back in, this is what i did with my 4G b&w ipod and it works fine. i'm not sure if photos are the same as 4Gs so you might want to look into that


    P.S. you can find directions on how to open your iPod online but use some sort of hard plastic such as a gift card (or something like that) and avoid using screwdrivers that are sometimes recommended unless you actually WANT you ipod to be scratched
     
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    mjstew33

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    The photos are the same 'cept a color screen. ;)
     

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