iPod Hard Disk Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Frisco, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. Frisco macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    My i-Pods hard disk is making a lot of noise all of a sudden. I didn't drop it or anything. When I turn it off the hard drive makes a sound like when you turn off your vacuum cleaner, not as loud of course. The noise is made constantly while a song is playing. Is the hard disk bad? Can I reformat and how?
  2. yamadataro macrumors 6502

    I've had some broken hard drives in my many years of Mac life and one of them was making scary noise. I assume your iPod's drive is physically broken.

    Is it still under warranty? You should call AppleCare and get a replacement. I don't think re-formatting it will fix it.

    I've had a dead iPod like a year ago and Apple has sent me a new one and I send the old one back to them (with my credit card number as a hostage, of course).

    I guess iPod is not very repairable, just like cell phones.

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