iPod 5th Gen Problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by nicksmolenski, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. nicksmolenski macrumors regular


    Sep 25, 2010
    Hey guys. So I came home from school on Thanksgiving break, and it seems that my 5th gen. iPod (30GB) won't turn on. I currently have it plugged into my computer, and every minute or so the startup apple shows up, then disappears after 10 seconds. The iPod seems to shut down, then turn right back on.

    My guess would be a battery problem, but I wanted to check and make sure. I don't know the typical life span of an iPod, but I bought this in 2006.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
  3. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    It must be the HDD. Ask apple how much it would cost to repair, but you are better off with just selling it.
  4. rjt1000 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
  5. lostless macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2005
    To RJT1000. You can put in a 120gig drive into the ipod 30gig. Its not very hard at all. Ive replaced hard drives in that model many times. The only issue you may run into is the lack of ram in that model to hold 120 gigs worth of music. The database is held in ram and the 30gig model had half the memory than the 60/80 gig models.
  6. njaremka macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2010
    i've done it, and it was easy-cheesey.

    mine seems to run just fine? i only have about half the 120gb filled up, but i haven't had any operation issues.

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