40G ipod frozen

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Figory, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Figory macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
    My ipod keeps freezing totally. I have to let the battery die and then recharge it for it to unfreeze.

    Any tricks? Can I reboot it somehow without waiting?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try holding down the Menu button and the Select button (the one in the middle) together. :)
  3. Figory thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
  4. wrxguy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2005
    Deepest Regions of Hell
    you can reset the whole thing by holding select and play at the same time, but this will reset it so watch out...I would just take it too an apple store
  5. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    That happened once or twice on my other one and i just let the battery die and then plugged it in and it was fine.
  6. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    This happened to me a few months ago, also a 40GB model. It started skipping through tracks and then just froze, couldn't do anything as the reset didn't work. I had to wait for the battery to drain and the backlight was on the whole time so it got really hot. Eventually i managed to recharge it but from then on loads of songs were skipping or truncating and the hard disk was making terrible noises. Anyway i took it back to the shop and they replaced it under warranty. I'd suggest you do the same if it's still covered, it sounds like your hard disk is on its way out. This is exactly why i've just bought an extra year's AppleCare cover!
  7. Figory thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2004


    What a bore. I bought it in Santa Monica and I live in Ireland, so its very hard to bring it back. Got it almost a year ago, so not sure they would be interested. I'll try next trip over though.
  8. dcv macrumors G3

    May 24, 2005
    I think you should be able to take it to any Apple centre or even request a service online. It's definitely worth getting it checked out before your year's warranty expires since the hard disk is probably quite expensive to replace. Is it making more noise than usual? Have you tried to wipe & restore it? Mine refused to mount properly so i couldn't. They couldn't fix mine so replaced it with a new unit and i haven't had any problems with this one so far.
  9. Figory thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
    Do I need the reciept? I think I've lost it.

    No it dosnt make more noise, just gets stuck with the light on. The bore is having to wait for the battery to drain and recharge.
    You mean I should take all my music off and put it back on again?
  10. Quizmo macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2005
    Good bet drive is toast

    I have actually managed to lose 2 iPods in the warranty period due to drive failure. Have not been playing hockey with them, or anything else rough, but same symptoms. Sometimes a full resest of the iPOD (clear & reload my tracks) would give me some additional time, but seriously take it to an Apple Store/Center if you can. If you registered it online when you bought it, they should have a record of that, and shoudl not need the receipt. They just swapped my whole unit out. If you have to ship it past 90 or 180 days (do not remember which) it wil cost like $40, but not sure how warranty works overseas on a U.S. sold piece.
  11. Figory thread starter macrumors member

    May 17, 2004
    O.k Thank you very much. I'll take it back.
    Its working right now, but no longer reliable.

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