Should i buy this ipod with a prob?

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  1. Uselessdreamer1 macrumors member

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    My boss bought an ipod on ebay and it was messed up. its a pink ipod mini 4 gig i think. On the screen there is a folder with an exclamation mark on it. Im guessing its the HDD. He said he would sell it too me for $15. I dont know if this problem is easy to fix. Hell i dont know if thats a problem. It doesnt come with a cord either, which i need to get. So should i get it?:confused:
     
  2. Uselessdreamer1 thread starter macrumors member

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    not to be a pain in the ass, but i need an awnser asap
     
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  4. vi2867 macrumors 6502

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    The hard drive may be dead...

    On the other hand, you maybe able to restore it with the Apple software.

    It is just a question of you willing to take a chance on $15.00...

    You can always sell it on eBay for parts...;)
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No. Anything could be wrong with it... unless you have money to throw away.
     
  6. Uselessdreamer1 thread starter macrumors member

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    if it is the HDD i guess i could get more than 15 for parts....so ill buy it. WISH ME LUCK!
     
  7. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Luck :)
     
  8. Uselessdreamer1 thread starter macrumors member

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    well i talked my boss into letting me try some stuff on it before i buy it. came home hooked it up to the comp. it starts charging then after about 1 min the apple comes on the screen then the folder with the exclamation mark comes up. Took the ipod apart and disconnected everything. Same thing. Tried to get itunes to reconise it...it doesnt. nor does windows or my mac. PLEASE help me. I know this has to be an easy fix. If not i could always buy a hdd for it.
     
  9. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    Buy it for $15 and Ill give you $20:D
     
  10. Uselessdreamer1 thread starter macrumors member

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    im not stupid...i could sell parts for prolly 50. or more. i did troubleshooting and it was the harddrive. anyone have an extra?
     

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