iPod problem... grinding noise and death symbol. (what will Apple possibly do?)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by amateurmacfreak, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Okay, so, about a week ago, while I was @ "nerd camp" my 30GB 5G black iPod broke. As someone tried to start a video it started making a horrible grinding noise and kinda of froze. I then restarted it, and the little dead iPod symbol w/ the support URL came up. I have hunch the grinding noise is probably caused by something interupting the spinning of the HDD... is that a good guess or no? I'm afraid it may have happened b/c of me dropping it (lightly, on carpet, albeit) 3 or 4 days prior to it breaking, but that may not be the case either..... how will Apple probably deal with this? User abuse or will it be covered by warranty?
    I'm worried about my iPod. :(
    I'll probably take it by the Apple Store on Wednesday... what should I say? :(
    Thanks in advance!
  2. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2003
    New York, NY
    when did you buy it? Might be a warranty issue.
  3. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    It's under warranty, since 5Gs came out in October 2005 and the warranty is a year. They should replace it for you.
  4. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2005
    Yeah, it is under warranty, but.... will they replace it if they think it might have broken because I dropped it? I mean, do you guys think that's probably what happened... and will Apple address that? Thanks. :)

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