Queer iPod Classic sounds

Discussion in 'iPod' started by CourtlandLee, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. CourtlandLee, Dec 4, 2010
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    Just two days ago I invested in an iPod Classic 160gb. I was just skimming around on it without headphones and everytime I selected a song, fastfowarded or selected a movie I would hear a weird sound from the harddrive.. Something high pitch from the bottom of the ipod and was like a laser or high pitch sound. not like the harddrive whirring though which I've heard on friends ipods.. Is this normal? Sorry I can't describe the sound much better.:confused::confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Yup, completely normal. It depends on how old the iPod is.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mines only 2 days old! Is this normal?!?!?!? Im worried and wondering whether I should return it before i vacation this week.?:confused:
     
  4. Guest

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    Personally, I'd exchange it. I don't remember my hard drive based iPods ever emitting such a sound as you've described.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Mine did this too even though it was brand new. I sent it off to Apple and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. The iPod still does it though. Also FYI the model is a 2009 160GB.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. So should I return it? I've heard its just the sound of the hard drive?! Im so confused :confused::confused: :apple:
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Like I said my iPod did the same thing and after Apple diagnosed it with nothing wrong I got it back and just ignore the sound. It still does it but it hasnt affected the iPod at all.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    What I meant by "it depends on how old it is" is what generation the iPod Classic is. I'm sorry that I made that notion unclear, but if you mean the high-pitched whirring sound every time you play a new song, then yup it's completely normal. If you hear anything different, feel free to make a YouTube video demonstrating the sound that you hear and us techies will diagnose it.
     

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