iPod ipod's broken...in china

kevinuaa

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Original poster
Jul 25, 2004
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Hawaii
So waking up from the sleeper bus to Guilin from Hong Kong I find my ipod displaying the folder with the exclamation mark. crap! Sadly, this is my third ipod because this has happened to me twice before (warantee replacements both times). However, both times i thought it was becuase i had used a usb cord instead of the firewire (which i normally use)....

not this time, i haven't used USB at all. and I've charged it/updated it many times without a problem.
i'm keeping it in a plastic sleeve and a belt mounted safety pack.

so my questions are
1. any suggestions for what I can do? i've tried resetting it, etc.
2. can i take it to an apple retailer/reseller here?
3. Should i just ship it in?
4. Why does this keep happening to me?

I would appreciate answers to any of the above!
 

kevinuaa

macrumors member
Original poster
Jul 25, 2004
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Hawaii
i should note that if i take it into disk mode, it shouws the ipod as charging, but if i reset it, and hold it long enough, the battery symbol shows before it reboots. don't know if this helps.
 

msharp

macrumors regular
Jul 10, 2004
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yes, you can get it repaired or replaced in China.

kevinuaa said:
i should note that if i take it into disk mode, it shouws the ipod as charging, but if i reset it, and hold it long enough, the battery symbol shows before it reboots. don't know if this helps.

yes, you can get it repaired or replaced in China. 'cuz Apple portable products can be repaired/replaced all over the world.
 

imac9556

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Jul 12, 2004
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Hey,
If your in Shanghai, China, there is a huge computer shopping mall. There is a "Apple Center" or something like that, aka Apple Store. If your there, try going there to get some help.
good luck and enjoy china! :)
Paul
 

iJon

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Feb 7, 2002
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If your not staying in Hong Kong too long this might provide for a problem. That Apple Center in HK is more than likely not going to be able to do anything right there other than send it off. In the US it takes about a week to get your iPod back. In China, who knows. Might be quick, might not be. Hopefully it all goes well for you. It would have been rough not having my iPod on all my past world travels, it comes in handy ever so much.

jon