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Ipod Photo Troubleshooting

My ipod photo randomly died the other day! it had full battery life. It just reset itself and showed sad ipod icon with exclamation point. then it showed the folder one. then it showed a big fat weird looking battery (not the normal one0...and now i can't even turn it on. I tried hooking it up to my pc to restore it. I couldn't even put it in disk mode (obviously, since i couldnt get the darn thing on)...my pc was fine with the ipod, it was all up to date and everything...i dont know what to do! and ipod wants to charge me 300$$ to fix it...i could just buy new one for that (even though i'm still onthe warranty, they're just lame) ......help me please somebody!!!!

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    my ipod works perfectly fine with my PC, it syncs with itunes and everything. the only problem is the buttons don't work

    i'll toggle the hold switch but the hold icon stays on the screen, therefore making it usless

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That icon is almost certainly indicative of a hard drive problem, and it will need service. I don't see a reason for the warranty not to cover this. You should insist with apple to take responsibility. If they shirk, we should at least always give them a hard time about it, never make it easy for companies to screw us - ask to be explained exactly whats their diagnosis of the problem and to qoute their policy that says why they won't cover your problem. I hope it works out, but here's a link to apples support site with some other things you might want to try - http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93936 Good luck

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My ipod is hanging

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My ipod shows only white screen when i disconnect it from my laptop. when its connected its black it shows nothing.


play the ipod (kill the battery... let it die out) ... make sure you have the latest Itunes version.. once Ipod is dead plug back to laptop........ Itunes should show on screen and Ipod as well.....

now please note for future references always eject the ipod from laptop using Itunes eject on the left side of the screen........

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IPOD Classic 80G apple icon then red x icon or restore in itunes


I know you tried to fix it, but trying multiple times may work.

The message "go to www.apple.com/support/ipod" usually is preceded by, or followed by, the Apple logo or the sad face icon. It directs you to the Apple support site because either the iPod software is corrupted or their is a hardware problem. You should try to reset the iPod (try several times). If that doesn't right the iPod, then try to restore it (which will erase the entire iPod and reload the software.

Follow the links above and see if that gets your iPod working. You might want to see if you can update the iPod/iTunes software or try this troubleshooting guide. If it is really a hardware problem then your iPod needs to be taken in for service.

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How do I find if my iPod touch battery is dead?


<p>When the iPod touch battery dies, you cannot do anything with the device. You will receive a warning on the screen of the iPod touch, when 5 percent of the battery turns on the device. Connect the device to a power source as soon as possible to load and prevent the battery goes dead. When the battery dies, the unit will shut down and will be connected to a power and charged before you can use <br /> <p><br /> <p>1. Press the iPod touch "Sleep / Wake" button, located along the upper side of the machine. If your iPod does not care, this is an indicator that the battery is dead. <br /> <p><br /> <p>2. Connect a charging cable to charge your iPod and connect the USB cable to a power of high power. High-power USB ports directly on your computer tower or, if the hardware usually found in the tower on the monitor, the monitor itself. The iPod touch screen shows a big red battery icon on the far left of the icon, indicating that the battery was empty. <br /> <p><br /> <p>3. Press the "Sleep / Wake" to see if the iPod is connected. If so, check the battery life, looking at the battery icon in the upper right corner of the screen. When the icon appears white, the battery is full when the icon is half black, the battery is almost dead, and if the battery is almost dead, you will receive a warning. If the iPod does not start, the battery is completely dead. In this case, your iPod into electronics store and have the battery replaced. <br />

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My ipod mini 4gig has been corrupted. trying to restore but unfortunately it wont. it is just showing an apple icon and a triangle with a exclamation point. when connected to a computer it does not...


There are many iPod error icons with exclamation marks


The Sad iPod icon (93936_4.gif ) usually means that the iPod can't access it's Hard Drive. I've seen that hitting the ipod on a soft surface occasionally fixes this. You may need to take the iPod for repair


The Folder Error icon (93936_1.gif) may mean the battery is low, the ipod needs to be reset, restored or needs a service

The Battery Icon (93936_2.gif) usually means the battery needs charging

93936_3.gif means a disk scan failed and will be repeated when the ipod is turned on or reset.



Try restoring it continuouly until it does (eventually worked for mine)

if it is anything else, your iPod may need repair.



Good Luck!

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30 gb ipod has sad face and low battery icons


could be bad charger or time to replace the battery. lots of places sell new ipod batteries.
does it work if you leave it plugged into your computer for a few hours? if it does not then its a bad abttery.

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Flashing icons while charging... am I really charging?


If the iPod is showing the "Sad iPod face" icon, this means that the hard drive inside the iPod (located on the logic/circuit board) has died/failed and needs to be replaced. If you plan on replacing this part, you may also need to purchase and solder a new battery to the iPod logic board if you were to do it yourself.

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Sad face icon


To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including: ipodnano3.jpg ipodclassic.jpg icon_ipod_5g.gif ipodnano2.jpg ipodnano.jpg ipodphoto.gif ipodg4.gif ipodmini.gif
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  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

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My iPod (4th gen 20gig) seems to have died... when you switch it on the apple logo appears then a folder with an exclamation mark... It also isn't recognized when you plug it into the PC...Also I have seen...


battery is not the problem, most likely your hard drive is bad, or motherboard is defective somehow, try open the ipod, and disconnect the battery, see if hard drive connector is installed properly, then plug the battery back and try to turn it on, helps 50/50, if not - replace the hard drive

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