How do I fix my iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by xi mezmerize ix, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. xi mezmerize ix macrumors 6502a

    xi mezmerize ix

    May 24, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I have a 30GB iPod video. Whenever I plug it in it says that it is in recovery mode and must be restored. When it is restoring it makes a weird buzzing noise. It restores no problem. But when it connects to the itunes library it copies a few songs and then freezes and gets ejected. I know it has nothing to do with my computer because my other ipods connect fine. How do I fix this?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Sounds like the hard drive is dying. You can Google for instructions on how to replace the drive in your model, or there are people you can send it to (besides Apple) for repair.

    Or it could be time to bite the bullet and buy a new one.
  3. BurningJah macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2010
    Ifixit has all the tools and hardware you need to fix it!
    it's about 20$ for the tools and 109$ for a new hard drive!
    so I would say buy a new one
  4. fernandovalente macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2008
    Third world **** hole, I mean, Brazil
    If you don't know how to do it, take it to the Apple Store and they will fix it to you.
  5. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    Fixing the 5th generation iPods were easy and fun. I made a lot of money fixing those in middle school :D

    There are hard drives that are pretty cheap on eBay such as this one.

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