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How to fix if the iPod displays a folder icon with an exclamation point

Follow the video if the steps to not fix issue. if not you ipod needs to be repaired


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white screen

A white screen is typically caused by a short in the logic board that is causing the Video Output to incorrectly display on your LCD.
You can replace the LCD in the unit, but more than likely this will only fix the problem for a short amount of time.
I have repaired 100's of iPods with this problem and replacing the LCD does not usually fix the issue.
I would suggest selling the unit AS IS for parts or repair on eBay or Craigslist.
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Jul 08, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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sad face on ipod nano 4gb

There is a free video on attempting to resolve this issue that will show you what you need to have and how to do each step. :) Let me know if this fixes your issue or not

May 25, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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ipod nano 4th generation keeps freezing up and has approx. 250 songs and says its full

reboot it then restore it.

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its the second video from the top. its step by step and easy to follow. That will fix it.

Apr 09, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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Dryer Issue

Ouch! Unfortunately, the Video iPods are more fragile, electrically, than most (and there's a lot of static and heat in a dryer). Also, the hard drive probably didn't appreciate being tumble-dried! If you want to attempt to repair it, first try a new logic board from iFixit. They have parts and free step-by-step repair instructions. You may also need a new hard drive. After attempting to replace both, it's not worth saving, unfortunately (you can get a refurbished Video iPod from Apple's site for roughly $200).

Oct 27, 2007 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

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