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Ruddy Ipod

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by collisster, 30 May 2006.

  1. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    My ipod has broken I think.
    when i plug it in you can hear the HDD starting up
    Then it stops
    Then it start up
    Then it stops.
    Then it flashes an unhappy folder face thing.
    Then its permentely stuck on the do not disconnect screen.

    Its a 20 gb click wheel ipod and its 3 months out of guarantee are they designed to break?

    edit: now its got a folder icon with a hazard symbol next to it
     
    Last edited: 30 May 2006
  2. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,110

    The hard drive which is not made by Apple has broken. Did you drop it?

    They aren't designed to break, no. If they were my 18 month old 20gig that is used every day wouldn't still work perfectly.
     
  3. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    I didn't drop it, I now have an update on the situation. i've got it to play music (I hit it :eek: ) it plays music fine but it wont update or restore. comes up with an error that the ipod cannot be locked try shutting down any applications using it :confused: :confused: none are
     
  4. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    Bump :o
     
  5. daz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,003

    Location: Bucks

    Can you force your ipod into diagnostic mode? I'm not sure what the key combinations would be for your particular one, but a quick search should reveal how it's possible.
     
  6. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    i'll try what should I put in google?
     
  7. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    right i've got it up, i'm trying the HDD SCAN option
    that is right?
     
  8. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    I tried to run it it said starting.......
    and stayed there and just shut down.
    should I send it to apple (its out of warranty) or should I buy a new one is the repair is more than a new one
     
  9. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    I'd sell the old one broken then buy the same or better for not much more, there are people that are very good at fixing these things, so they buy them fix them and sell them on. As there are a few people that are good fixers they dont sell for much less broken.
     
  10. collisster

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 May 2006

    Posts: 2,595

    Location: Blythe

    I found out that a repair from apple is ~ 160 pounds.
    I could get a new one for that much. where should I sell it?

    here is an update on the situation.
    I managed to get it to update the firmware and restore the ipod. I tried to update the ipod (put all the songs on it) and that fails
     
  11. Spamalot

    Soldato

    Joined: 25 Oct 2004

    Posts: 5,241

    Location: Cambridge

    Put it on ebay....... see what you get. Do a serch first see what sort of price there going for.