ipod 3rd Gen. Problems

Discussion in 'iPod' started by aerialboy77, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. aerialboy77 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2006
    Hi everyone. I'm new here and i wondered if someone could help. About 2 weeks ago my ipod 3rd generation 20GB seemed to completely die when i connected it to the computer. I got a message in itunes saying the software was corrupted and should be restored, but it wouldn't restore and just died (with the folder+explaination mark icon on the screen). I couldn't do anything for a week, but then managed to put in disc mode and restore the software. It is now working, but seems to freeze every 15mins or so, and doesn't always unmount correctly. Does anyone know what's wrong with it? I know that about 4 days before it "died", itunes updated the software on the ipod - could it be this? If so, how can i get old of an earlier firmware?
  2. aerialboy77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2006
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The firmware update could have pushed the hard drive over the edge in which case reverting back to the older version won't help. It might be time to buy a new one or take this to a technician. :eek:

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