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iPod Dead or Merely Sleeping?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/04/27 - spamfighter@gmail.com

I've got a second generation 10 Gb iPod. During the use of one of the latest software updates, I glanced over at the screen, which said it wanted or was able to be unplugged. I reached over and did so just as the screen changed to 'don't unplug this iPod on pain of death' or something.

Well, sure enough, it is dead.

When charged, it sounds like it is cycling through a boot sequence, you can hear its little hard drive speeding up, hitting something that elicits a 'touck' sound, then slowing down (how's this for cartalk-like descriptive prose?!?).

Disk Utility SOMETIMES sees the little tyke, but mostly not, and can't do anything with it when it does (like, reinitialize the thing) Snortin' Norton Utilities does not nor does Disk Warrior.

I can't see my way into the casing, nor would i know what to do once inside; and yes, i have tried the Vulcan death grip to reset it (toggle lock, hold a couple of buttons), which in this case provokes a steaming pile of diddlysquat.

So my dearest cognoscenti, illuminati, have you any ideas?

One option is to bring it to Montreal's new 'iPod Store' but seeing as how Apple wanted $250 to change the battery direct through their service department, I figure a third party joint wouldn't be cheap, nor veer from the Apple policy not to fix things but to replace componentry en-masse.

Message #2 - Posted 2005/04/28 -

In spamfighter@ gmail.com wrote:

I've got a second generation 10 Gb iPod. During the use of one of the latest software updates, I glanced over at the screen, which said it wanted or was able to be unplugged. I reached over and did so just as the screen changed to 'don't unplug this iPod on pain of death' or something.

Well, sure enough, it is dead.

When charged, it sounds like it is cycling through a boot sequence, you can hear its little hard drive speeding up, hitting something that elicits a 'touck' sound, then slowing down (how's this for cartalk- like descriptive prose?!?).

Disk Utility SOMETIMES sees the little tyke, but mostly not, and can't do anything with it when it does (like, reinitialize the thing) Snortin' Norton Utilities does not nor does Disk Warrior.

I can't see my way into the casing, nor would i know what to do once inside; and yes, i have tried the Vulcan death grip to reset it ( toggle lock, hold a couple of buttons), which in this case provokes a steaming pile of diddlysquat.

So my dearest cognoscenti, illuminati, have you any ideas?

One option is to bring it to Montreal's new 'iPod Store' but seeing as how Apple wanted $250 to change the battery direct through their service department, I figure a third party joint wouldn't be cheap, nor veer from the Apple policy not to fix things but to replace componentry en-masse.

Try resting by holding down the Menu + Pause/Play buttons for about 10 seconds. (If and) When the Apple logo is displayed, hold down the Fast Foward and Rewind buttons until "OK to Disconnect" is displayed. Then connect your iPod to the computer.

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