iPod hard drive failing

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Unorthodox, May 2, 2006.

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    Unorthodox

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    My 4G 20GB iPod recently started crashing very frequently.
    When I restart; it takes about 2-3 min to boot up. First it displays the apple symbol then it displays a folder with an exclamation point. It will then repeat that a couple dozen times.
    When it finally does boot up, all my songs are gone and the setting are back to their default.
    When I plug it into my Mac I get this:
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    Initialize just open Disk Utility and does nothing but unsuccessfully gather "Disk Information". It never mounts.
    Is my hard drive kaboot? It's not even two years old yet! :cool:
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Unorthodox

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    I already tried the five R's..... None worked.
    I even tied it on several different computers.
    Thanks anyway. :cool:
     
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    Unorthodox

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    According to Apple, it's going to cost me $250 to get it repaired!
    But.......
    I bought it 1 year and 5 months ago. So, can I buy the iPod extended warranty for $50 and get it fixed that way? :D :cool:
     
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    mad jew

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    Pretty sure that has to be within the first year, sorry. I could be wrong, but I know that's the case for Macs. :eek:
     

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