IPod Photo Dead?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by vancejohns, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. vancejohns macrumors newbie

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    My 4th gen IPod (photo) has apparently given up. It stopped playing mid song and when I hit menu it shows no content. Now it just shows a dark screen unless I hold down the center button and menu to boot it. Then I get the expected apple icon, which alternates bright and dim and, after a few minutes goes dark again. I've tried the "slap" and, if I plug it in it stays bright. Any hints or is it time to give up?
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Try restoring it with iTunes to see if it's software corrupted by years of use.

    Otherwise, the harddrive might be dead / dying? Happens with all harddrives with time.
     
  3. vancejohns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried connecting to iTunes and iTunes did not recognize the iPod nor did the iPod realize that it was connected.
     
  4. tactician1016 macrumors regular

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    The only possible option is, charge fully, and see if anything happens. If not, you may need to, sadly, buy a new iPod. But seriously, if it got you that far, that's pretty good for an iPod.
     
  5. summertree002 macrumors newbie

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    is it because insufficient Storage Memory ? Maybe you should transfer some photos to your computer.
     
  6. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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