ipod hard drive not working?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by twilight213, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. twilight213 macrumors newbie

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    well here is hwo it goes about a month ago my ipod fell and when i turned it on it souned like my hard drive was gonna shoot out my ipod well anyway whenever i try to turn it on this stupid sad ipod face pops up and then turns back off it sounds like somethin is ratteling inside but sometimes when i shake it the rattling stops so my queastion is what should i do i just found out my ipod warrenty expired so yea im screwed if u guys can help plz hook me up i need it very bad...all im asking is for ways to fix it i tried the droping it solution doesnt work so well...soo yea if youve had this problem and fixed it or know ways of fixing it let me know im desperate plz i need my ipod im goin crazy without it thanks ^_^
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mate, do you feel up to replacing the hard drive? iFixit has some guides on how this can be done, depending on your iPod model.
     
  3. twilight213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    idk

    ahah if i can fix it without replacing that would be awsome but if its not possible then i have no choice but if i can fix it and still have everything i did when it messed up that would be so much better and plus i dont reallly have the money to buy a HD right now im so broke
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, the free option might be to use the inbuilt disk repair app in OSX (Disk Utility) to reformat the drive. I dunno if it'll get you very far, but it's worth a shot. Good luck.
     
  5. twilight213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    sadly i use windows i plan on gettign a mac very soon though but yea dont think that will help me is there a way to see a video of the same problem i have and someone fixing it that would be awsome
     
  6. twilight213 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its been a day so far and still nothin can anyone out there help me without having to replace anything there must be a way im desperate
     
  7. triobot macrumors member

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    erm if something is rattling, the least likely thing is the Hard Drive Disk. It would be a fragment of the motherboard. Have you opened the ipod yet?
    If you got warrenty, try sending it back ???
     

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