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  • jeffreyjhook Jan 23, 2009

    when i try to, fill up my i-pod--back-up hard drive to ex-hard drive or defrag disc, hard drive makes clunking sound then i lose all controll

  • jeffreyjhook Jan 23, 2009

    what mean clean cables and the re arrange

  • jeffreyjhook Jan 23, 2009

    When I try yo back-up my hard disc to my 250 gb portable passport, it only works for about a minute then I lose all controll. The samething happens when I try to back-up my i-tunes, not a good situation.

  • Daniel Martinez
    Daniel Martinez May 11, 2010

    when i try to, fill up my i-pod--back-up hard drive to ex-hard drive or defrag disc, hard drive makes clunking sound then i lose all controll

    CLARIFICATION::

    1) What is "" fill up my i-pod ""?

    2) "" back-up hard drive to ex-(external?,extra?) hard drive""
    "" or defrag disc "" ??

    quick answer:: When a hard drive " clunks " it is usually failing or going to fail. copy all the important files to CD or DVD disc and get a new h/d.

  • Jarish Castañeda
    Jarish Castañeda May 11, 2010

    Please send more details pls.

  • Art Ellison
    Art Ellison May 11, 2010

    We need to have you tell us what the issues are. Be as specific as you can so we can offer you a solution that works.

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Clean the cables of hard disk and the re arrange it will work ...

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

  • zam zam Jan 23, 2009

    copy all the important files to CD or DVD disc and get a new h/d.

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