iPod IPod Photo Dead?

vancejohns

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Nov 27, 2006
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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?
 

Consultant

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Jun 27, 2007
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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.
 
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vancejohns

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Nov 27, 2006
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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.
 
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tactician1016

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Jan 17, 2010
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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.
 
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summertree002

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Jul 27, 2010
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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?
is it because insufficient Storage Memory ? Maybe you should transfer some photos to your computer.
 
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