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Ipod repeatedly restarts itself :(

I cant access anything on my year old ipod classic. the only thing that i can do witgh it is turn it on- and everytime i do that, it repeatedly trys to restart itself by showing the screen with an apple on it, making a single clicking noise then going black( there is no way to interupt/stop this, untill it eventually runs out of battery power). the problem started when i tryed to sync it, and itunes said that i had to restore it- which didnt work. i also took it to an applestore for expert advise- he told me that the hardrive had "become slightly dislodged" (I HOPE THIS HELPS)or "has moved" and the only options that i have are to recycle it, or pay £96 for a repair.
I would really, REALLY like to know if are any self repairs that i can make- since i dont have the money to pay for a repair.

(hopefully) THANKKYOOU LOADS IN ADVANCE!

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  • yeah_emma Jan 19, 2009

    well what should i do about it then?

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This is usually a bad hard drive.

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    John Tuminaro Jan 19, 2009

    You might be able to find a new hard drive on Ebay ... also they sell the tools to take them apart. You just have to be very careful but you should be able to repair it. Otherwise we do offer Ipod repair if you want to ship it in.

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