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When turning my Ipod on running on its battery, the apple logo comes up and then a clicking sound and turns off by itself. This repeats like a loop when the Ipod is charging thru the usb on the computer. Is this a sign of a Hard Drive failure? I will greatly appreciate any help.

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The Clicking sound is not always a sign of a bad hard drive. However, you can't rule that out.
if you have an a/c charger, use it to charge your battery up to full. On the newer more graphic intensive ipods the usb ports don't always have the power to charge an ipod full.
If you don;t have an a/c charger i would advise you to get one.($10 Bucks at a drug store)
I have run into a few ipods that won't run and click, I install a new battery and charge it up and they boot perfectly.
If you are playing your ipod on a dock, you could have damaged the charging circuit with the dock.
That would obviously not allow the ipod to charge or cause a weak charge.
My final solution would be to First replace the battery and charge it with an a/c charge.
Test the ipod!! If it still doesn't boot, I would have a tech look at it an rule out motherboard damage before buying a hard drive. They are pricey and if it's the board you wasted your money.


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