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30gb video has sad face and low battery and will not charge even

I had a broken ipod and got this one. the first one only had acracked screen. this one started having the sad face then the battery low and would not charge then does not show up in my computer . This still happens even after i switched the hard drives without damaging anything. please help because i cannot force it into disk mode and quite frankly don't have the money to spend for five minutes with someone at apple. please help!!!

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  • readnoar Dec 10, 2008

    my ipod was dropped in water. all i get is a sad ipod face and it tells me to contact apple. i just need to know what parts would be damaged in this situation so i can buy and relace them myself.

    thanks.

  • bubblejj Dec 25, 2008

    Mine got wet also. I tried opening it and shaking, but no success.

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Don't just change the hard drive,Change the motorboard as well.Different generation ipods use different boards and the hard drive from one won't always just plug in and work.

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