Dropped My iPod touch... On The Carpet.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by dhfola, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. dhfola macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    i got a 2G iPod touch 8gb (Jailbroken (It have been for a while since the drop) and it won't turn on. i tried DFU mode. Tried Pressing the buttons. to unfreeze. I think it may be wires. i tried banging it on my knee. but have not tried redoing what i did. I live in australia in perth. and there is a Apple store. opening soon. but i need it fixed soon. what should i do? contact apple?

    Ask for more info.

    Please help :)
  2. markojug macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    This post makes no sense. Please clarify without using lots of periods

    Just try restoring your device.
  3. RobMoss macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2009
    Fixed that so the OP will understand.
  4. tenand2indy macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2009
    I can't believe that didn't fix it.
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    OP call Apple. The number is on their website. www.apple.com/au/
    They'll take it back in if it's under warranty and bang it against their knee to see if it can be fixed. ;)
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    First good laugh of the day. :)
  7. dXTC macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2006
    Up, up in my studio, studio
    Well, whaddaya know? We finally have a celebrity on MacRumors! Welcome, Mr. Shatner. :D

    All kidding aside, OP, call Apple. It's worth a shot.
  8. markojug macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    In A House, Ontario, Canada
    Way to go smart one.Just his post didn't make sense at first, didn't have to do that:rolleyes:

    It just seems weird that dropping it on the carpet would do such a thing to the poor iPod. I dropped mine on the floor quite a few times and no side effects.
  9. Mr.Goodbar macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2010
    pahrump nv
    maybe there was a faulty connection on the inside?:rolleyes:
  10. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Have you guys heard of lamebook.com

    there should be a lamebook for macrumors..in these types of situations..:D:eek:
  11. baslotto macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    I fix a lot of Apple products as a job and usually the first thing I try is banging them on my knees. If that doesn't work I try my wife's knees.
    That usually fixes the problem.
  12. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    It was clearly a joke, and not even directed at you :confused:
  13. wbe858 macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Greensboro, NC
    You would be surprised how hitting stuff actually works. I had an old sony receiver that only played music out of the right speaker, well that is until you gave it a good whack on the side, then boom, all speakers working just fine. It was the weirdest thing and all my friends would laugh at me.:eek: And come on the old style TV's with the vertical scrolling when the signal was crap, i saw a lot of people banging on those to no avail though.

    But to the real problem, just try restoring it and if you cant call apple, it can't hurt.
  14. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    Disassemble it and check all wire connections - then put it back together. You should be able to find a disassembly guide over at iFixit.

    EDIT: For the record - I drop mine all the time, and so far it's done no harm (about 2 years old).
  15. dhfola thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2010
    I don't have the tools. i know how to open it but do i need the tools. and i cannot get them rightn ow.. Can i use something else like knife ect.?
  16. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    for something like this to happen, there was probably something wrong with your ipod from the get-go. i don't know. what's wrong. with your ipod. sadface.
  17. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    So, if I understand it right, you are in jail and are trying to break out. You tried something but it didn't turn you on. If it had buttons and it was frozen, I'm not surprised. You were banging on the knee (nice!) with wires (bad boy!), but you don't do it again (I wanted to suggest that). Somebody likes periods (AH!). And you need apple from the store.

    Well, first of all, I'm sorry that it took so long to make sense of your coded message from the prison.

    Try software recovery by iTunes first. If it fails, you should take it back to Apple. Hopefully, there is nothing that can tell that there was a drop. As long as they cannot see it, they supplied the iPod and it is under warranty, I see no problem.

    But next time, with your replaced iPod Touch, please visit the App Store's 'Education' section!
  18. Techhie macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2008
    The hub of stupidity
    You might as well get out the "fixes everything" brick, because you will do an equal amount of damage with that.
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    OP, did you call Apple or are you sitting around scratching your head? You may be able to get it fixed. Don't open the device until you know.
  20. RobMoss macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2009
    I think markojug is waiting for the sense of humour 2.0 update to be released. ;)
  21. nathan271 macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2010
    banging it on knee

    so my friend dropped my ipod now it wont turn on... i read around and thought it was funny so i banged it on my knee and then tried to turn it on and... IT WORKED!!!! i was lmfao while it started up. then i used it for less then a minute and it froze up and wont turn on again. i actually joined this just to share this
    and i tried banging it on other things many times before to make it work

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