iPod Damn iPod dries

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Feb 18, 2006
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Has anyone had any luck with their iPod drives, when they meet there horrible, clicking, death?

I have had one personally that has died after 1 year, my brother's died, and now a friend gave me one that just died on him. A new hard drive for these things is usually $100+ (which is ridiculous).

Has anyone actually found out a way to repair the drives? I would like to know exactly what went wrong also. I'm stumped at the moment :confused:
 

BurtonCCC

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If it's making any sort of "horrible clicking," it's an actual physical problem and there's really nothing you can do aside from a new hard drive. If there's no noise coming from your iPod, but it won't play anything, that could be damage that could be fixed by restoring the iPod or running Disk Utility on it.

Daniel.
 

BurtonCCC

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mad jew said:
Repairing them with Disk Utility can sometimes delay the inevitable for a small amount of time. :)
Haha, yeah my buddy's 4G was having problems. Apple Store employees told him it was gone. I plugged it right into Disc Utility and it fixed right up...





...for a week. :)

Daniel.
 

Eraserhead

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I don't think there is really anything you can do except pick up a working iPod on eBay or something...
 

KilGil27

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I had one doing that, and making the sad face, about a year ago. I spent the entire day trying to fix it, and got so pissed off and decided I had to buy a new one so I threw it at the floor... and it's worked ever since
 

islandman

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KilGil27 said:
I had one doing that, and making the sad face, about a year ago. I spent the entire day trying to fix it, and got so pissed off and decided I had to buy a new one so I threw it at the floor... and it's worked ever since
I "fixed" my 3G like this many times, but it finally gave up recently, so I got a 5G.