My iPod Randomly Stopped Working

Discussion in 'iPod' started by someone28624, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. someone28624 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    I'll try and make this as complete as possible, but what happened was really weird.

    I have a 30gb iPod Video that's around 2 years old.

    Last night I went to visit my sister at school. I listened to it on the whole trip down with no problems. I turned it off and locked the keypad as I always do and threw it in my purse.

    To go home I plugged it into my car charger and the headphone jack that leads to the cassette tape type thing.

    It worked fine. Then my phone rang, so I paused it. When I tried to unpause it, it was dead. None of the keys responded and the screen was blank. So I reset it, but the screen just glowed with the apple icon on it. I reset it again, and it actually started up, but the keys didn't respond. Eventually a little music played for a second, then it shut down again. Resetting it once again, I got it to play music, but the music skipped a lot. It only worked if plugged into my charger, but the battery icon showed it had a full charge and didn't indicate that it was plugged in.

    When I got home, I plugged it into my computer. My computer didn't show that it was plugged in. When I tried to press the middle button, it showed that my battery was very low, please wait.

    Now I can't get it to do anything, whether it's plugged in our not.
  2. rioting macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Maybe you hit a huge bump, the iPod jumped all around, and your hard drive's damaged? Lol.

    But, more realisticly, that's odd. I've never heard anything like that hapening to an iPod. If I were you I'd just go to an Apple Store, and take it to the Genius Bar. Tell them what's wrong and they'll probaby run a few tests on it. If they say it's a battery problem you can get the whole iPod replaced for around $60 dollars, or if theres something else wrong with it you can buy a refurbished on for around $130 I believe.

    If they tell you to cough up the $130, say no and refuse. Act like the 'angry, but reasonable' customer. If they still say no, just go home and come back in a few days. It may be a hassle, but eventually you'll get a nice enough person to just 'say' you have a battery problem.

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