iPod Touch 2nd Gen Flipping Out?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tennis-menace, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. tennis-menace macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,
    today I was using my iPod touch, nothing out of the ordinary. Listening to some music and watching that free video iTunes had last week was all I was doing. Then, out of nowhere my iPod starts making an obnoxious "metallic alarm noise" (the best way I could put it). I put the iPod into its "sleep mode" and the noise was still there. When it first started making the noise the iPod froze, but after i turned it off and turned back on it wasn't frozen, but was still making the noise. I then completely shut down the iPod and it was still making the noise! I was ready to throw it down the hallway and cover it with pillows to make it shut up. Eventually it went off, I restored the iPod, and then to my surprise, it happens again. NO message or error screen is coming up or anything. I restored the iPod once more and it is working again, but I'm horrified it will start making the noise again, it was awful. The Apple support did no good, and i was wondering if anyone else has had a case like this before I take it into the Genius Bar, where I hope they will give me a new iPod Touch. Sorry for the long post too, but thanks in advance to any advice or ideas!
     
  2. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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  3. tennis-menace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure what you mean? I had all my music and such on my computer, i wiped my iPod clean in the restore, and then synced the ipod back. Not sure if that answers your question though
     
  4. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    whenever you restored your ipod touch, after it got finished itunes should have given you a page titled Set up Your iPod, on that page there was 2 options, Restore from backup or setup as a new iPod, which one did you use?
     
  5. YodaEXE macrumors member

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    Have you checked to see if it simply wasn't your headphones that went bad or something? Try a different pair of headphones and see if it still does it.
     
  6. tennis-menace thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it was restore from back-up. Not sure though, wasn't really paying attention, just wanted it to get done
     
  7. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

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    well if it does happen again and you restore, make sure to restore it as new
     
  8. Dudeman486 macrumors member

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    is the noise coming from your headphones or speaker? if it is the speaker, i think a connection may be loose/faulty/wrong, and that is causing the noise.

    if you restore your ipod as new and the noise is still there, i am almost certain it's a hardware problem, and you should get it checked at a genius bar. if there are no genius bars near you, mail your touch in, but make sure that the battery is fully drained so that the package doesn't make noise...
     

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