|Bizarre Repair Solutions!!!!
||[Mar. 28th, 2006|04:40 pm]
|[||Current Cranial Voice
|||||Cum Undun-Peaches-Teaches Of Peaches||]|
The MOST BIZARRE thing happened to me today. My trusty ipod (4G 20GB) decided to die on me yesterday. It froze during updating, it froze during playing, it froze WITHOUT playing and after numerous soft reboots (hold MENU button + SELECT button until system reboots for all you people who need to know) and diagnostic tests (hold SELECT + REWIND until the apple logo flips after soft reboot and you get a series of diagnostic tests) and software update/reboots, nothing could fix it, and all I got was a picture of a folder with an exclamation mark on starting (and an endless soft reboot cycle).
And then I tried something SO radical it sounded stupid when I read it. I opened up the ipod and shook the hard drive inside until this faint rattling sound stopped. I figured, with no warranty left, it didn't hurt to try something stupid on something which was semi-officially dead.
WHADDAYA KNOW! THAT FIXED IT!!
I reassembled it and hooked it up and voila! the 2000 songs I set to load into it loaded all the way! And they played perfectly!
So for all you people with the sad folder on your screens...you could try this if you dare ;)
p.s. the soft reboot and diagnostic steps above are only for the 4G mono ipods.
p.p.s. it sure as heck worked for me, but it might not for you. but what the heck right? it's dead anyway!