Is my iPod Video dying?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ShadowHunter, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. ShadowHunter macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2003
    Last night it just stopped responding....I would select a song and it would bring the song up but not play it. I put the iPod up to my ear and I could hear the hard drive stuck in a cycle of "spin up, clickety click, powering down (sounded more like power dying though...sick sounding), and the platter come to a noisy slowdown/stop." I did a hardware reset, and now it plays songs, but the hard drive is still behaving that way. Is that how a healthy iPod sounds?
  2. jane doe macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2004
    Just reset the ipod... Make sure it responds when connected to the computer and see if you can erase/restore it.
  3. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    Sounds like it might be a dying hard drive to me.
  4. eLMafUDd911 macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2006
    Exactly the same happened to me before my iPod died. The songs wouldn't play, and it would just skip through a few until it found one it would play. Menus freezing, and audible clicking sounds emanating from the iPod's hard drive.

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