It just quit in mid-song. I tried the reset 4 times, but it never worked. Now, if there is still a charge in the battery, the screen will flash a bit once every 30 seconds or so until the charge is gone. I connected it to my computer, but it didn't change anything.
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Re: 30gb ipod video is "mostly dead"
Hi, This sounds like your battery may be going out. Try plugging it into a wall charger to see if it comes on and stays on.
Your circuit board may have a problem. Try doing the reset by holding the menu and action keys until the screen goes dark. Then quickly hold the action and play keys until you see a check mark and disk mode. If you can get the iPod to go into disk mode, the circuit board is probably OK and it is just the battery dying.
When it is disk mode, connect it to a wall charger to get to charge up or connect it to your 'puter to restore it. Hope that helps.
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The Batteries in these units like all rechargeable batteries only have a certain number of times they can be charged and discharged before begining to fail. Your only option is to replace the battery with a new one. They are cheap to purchase off eBay and YouTube has Videos detailing how to change them.
Well first I have a question that may seem silly. Are you using iTunes? If not you will need to start doing so. Apple designs the iPod to only work properly with itunes. There for many other media players may sync the ipod for a time but eventually it will stop working. If so you may want to restore the iPod then attempt to re-sync everything. If this does not work you most likely have a hardware issue. If any of this seems unclear or you need advice on how to perform these tasks please do let me know. :-)
I have had the same problem on my sisters ipod. Unfortunately I could not fix it. You can take it down to the apple store and have their genius bar look at it, even though most of the time I know more about ipods than they do they will at least be aware the problem exists. I pulled the hard drive out and put it into another iPod to test it. The hard drive is fine. My best guess is that a transistor or something on the circuit board went bad and is not allowing for that function. What I did was sold it on eBay as broken for $86 bucks. I then went to apple.com/store and scrolled to the bottom left of the page and they sell refurbished ipods that appear new with the same warrenty as a new one. We bought my sister a 80GB classic for $179 minus the $86 we got from the broken one. It was nice to have the new one for less than a $100 total. It's either that or find someone that knows how to replace the circuit board which costs around $70 bucks used. Good luck.
i too had the same prob... try convertin those songs tat are not copied to ur ipod... try convertin them to wav or ipod to play in ur ipod,,, try manually syncin these songs,..it also happens if the audio is in a very bad quality..
It's unlikely you'll be able to get back your songs. However, you can try using poddox (install on your PC and connect the iPod) and see if it finds any of your old songs on the iPod. If that doesn't work, try connecting the iPod to the computer and installing an undelete program such as Free Undelete and restoring files found on drive X, where X is the letter of the drive that your iPod shows up as on windows.
You may want to try calling apple. even if it is no longer under warranty, they can still provide you with helpful information as to whether its repairable or not...if under warranty, they will most likely repair it...or send you a new or refurbished one. Otherwise, it may be more worth it to get a new one, unfortunately.