Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
Unfortunately, it means your iPod's hard drive is severely damaged. Try putting it into disk mode and formatting it with windows, sometimes that'll take care of bad sectors on the drive and MIGHT make it usable again. It's either that or take it back to Apple to have them fix it.
Posted on Nov 21, 2007
If you hear a repetitive sound from inside of your iPod you have a broken hard drive.If you're out of warranty, somebody has to open the iPod and replace the hard drive. The part is available on ebay. To do it yourself: Here's a guide on how to disassemble an iPod classic. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have somebody do it for you there are third party iPod Repair Services.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
Ditto on dropping the ipod onto a carpeted surface. I also smacked it against my palm a couple of times for good measure. that got it to a point where it's charging and i am able to navigate the menus..
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
I have been having the same problem with both of my ipods ... i just dropped it on a carpeted surface and low and behold it is working!!!!
not sure how long it will work, but it is worth a try!
Posted on Jun 26, 2008
Go to ebay and buy a new hdd for £20 and have a play-dead easy a flat head screwdriver to pri open your pod and unclip the old hdd and in with the new!!!!
push it togeather very carefully
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
I had the same problem and I read about a couple of guys to just drop the Ipod to the carpet from a 4 Ft distance and it work perfect. The sad face never shows up again. Try it, u have nothing to lose.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
How do you put your ipod into disk mode and format it to windows?
Posted on Jan 19, 2008
IPod displays a sad iPod icon
If you cannot force your iPod into disk mode and restore it, then your iPod is in need of service. Set up an iPod Service Request or make a reservation at the Genius Bar before visiting your local Apple Retail Store. To make a reservation go to www.apple.com/retail, choose an Apple Store location, then click on the "Make a reservation" link.
Posted on Jan 31, 2008
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