iPod 3G 15 GB Ipod not working

ribbonthecat

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May 23, 2006
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I have a a 3G 15GB Ipod that stopped working. I replaced the battery with a battery from Sonnet. Now, the when I turn it on, I see the Apple for about 10 seconds, and then it switches to the folder with an exclamation point, and then goes back to the Apple quickly.

When I plug it into my Powerbook, it stays on the folder for a while, and then goes to a screen that says "Disk Mode" at the top, with a large check mark, and "OK to disconnect." When it is plugged in, it accepts a charge, but my computer does not recognize it.

Is the iPod dead? What is Disk Mode? Can I get out of it?

(I'm using a 12' 1.5 PB with 512MB of RAM).
 

ribbonthecat

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May 23, 2006
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Chicago, IL
Also, now, when I left it out with the case open, and the battery ended its charge, it made fairly loud, sharp, beeping noises.
 

jive

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Apr 14, 2006
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I'd say it was probably dead. I've got the same model and it's slowly dying on me now - not responding or whatever. I'm getting a 5g in july though....
 

ribbonthecat

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May 23, 2006
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Chicago, IL
Thanks, Jive. That has been my conclusion as well.

OK, so is there any way I can salvage the hard drive (assuming the problem does not lie in that) and put it into a small USB powered external enclosure?
 

Icespiker

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Mar 31, 2005
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Colorado
I got the same iPod model. I've seen this happen before though, it happened in my friend's 60gig color display iPod. The hard drive crashed and burned and near explosion. Well, it wasn't that exciting, it just showed symptoms similar to yours. Hope this helps.
He took it back to the Apple store and they gave him a new/refurb one.
 

Zeeshan

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Mar 17, 2006
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Southern California
You can probably put the hard drive into a usb enclusure and try to take everything off of it onto your computer, but its dying a slow death, so do it quick before it does for good.