New iPod BROKEN!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sammyman, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    My brand new 30GB iPod apparently stalled! It is on, and it won't play, or turn off. I held all buttons for ever and still nothing. I plugged it in and nothing! What could be wrong? How can I at least turn it off?
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming you have the 4G iPod Photo? Holding down all the button probably won't do anything, but holding down I THINK - Menu and the Center button, will reset it.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you tried holding down the middle button and the top of the click wheel simultaneously? This should hopefully reset it.
     
  4. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    ditto, go get the instruction book and double check the reset instructions and give it a go. My 40gb 4G iPod frooze up like this one me once and I reset it and hasn't happened since.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just a BTW, assuming the reset fixes your problem, I'm pretty sure it would have been caused by the iPod having to access the hard drive whilst being jerked around quite a bit. It happens to mine quite a bit because I go running with it all the time. There's a buffer to prevent this so it's fine so long as I let the iPod choose the tracks and I don't go playing random stuff as I'm running. This way it'll keep the buffer filled and it won't really have to access the hard drive. :)
     
  6. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -sammyman

    Let the battery run out, then recharge. It should be fine then.

    iPods can sometimes 'run home to momma' if given a good static shock, been jostled, had some water dripped on it, etc.

    You let the battery go, and it'll forget the trauma, and should come happily back to you..
     
  7. sammyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The reset worked, but there are no more photos! They all got deleted, which is weird since I updated my ipod a couple of days ago.
     

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