Can iPod HD get damaged?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Mark43, May 31, 2006.

  1. Mark43 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    As the iPod 30 & 60 Gig doesn't have flash hard drive like the Nano does but a regular hard drive do you have to be careful not to damage it by bumping it?
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Yes. It can damage it. I have a dead 40gb 4th gen model sitting right next to me that stopped working after one too many falls on the the ground.
  3. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    Keep it away from magnets. It's surpising how many people don't know that speakers are magnets. I know people who think that a subwoofer (the biggest magnet you can find in a speaker) makes a great table for an iPod.

    Also, if you buy a iSkin made by the actual brand iSkin, not just the cheap rip-offs, they absorb a lot of shock if you're careless and drop it. Just "bumping" an iPod won't hurt it. People jog with them and it doesn't hurt them, just don't drop it, crush it, or put it by magnets.

  4. matthew24 macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2002
    My iPod disk crashed 'unhappy Mac' and it did not fall! I do have a good case as well. The experience at the Apple store was very pleasent.

    (expect it back tomorrow since it is still under warranty, Oct. last year.)
  5. Mark43 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    Thanks all. So jogging and stuff is okay then. That's good to know. That's the main thing I'm concerned about. I'll try and avoid the dropping stuff!
    Yes, Matthew, he is isn't he?!

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