Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
Well, my iPod "broke", and the screen is cracked, and black stuff is leaking inside it. It worked fine for about 6-12 hours (I forget), with just the bad screen, but when I turned the iPod on after that, the screen showed a picture of a "dead" iPod with, please go to apple.com/support. It also made a loud "click" noise inside 5 times, paused, then repeated. It still makes the "click" but the picture is replaced with the words, Please connect to a computer, in about 6 different languages. When I connect it to a computer, the black stuff isn't there, but it says, "Please wait very low battery." When I wait, It shows the Black screen with the white apple, and clicks 5 times, pauses and repeats, repeatedly. Please help.
Try smacking it against a table. The click is a hard drive problem.
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
Well, you should try restoring it. It will erase all of your data on it, but it might work. If not, you can try bringing it in to an apple store if you still have warranty, but it doesn't sound to good...
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Cracked screen, and other stuff.
It's very likely that when you dropped the iPod and damaged the screen, you also damaged a small component inside of the hard drive. The clicking noises are probably those of the hard drive trying to work and the picture of a "dead" iPod (I assume it's a picture of an iPod with a sad face) is also one that pops up when one is having hard drive problems. If you're comfortable enough opening your iPod, you could probably replace the LCD and hard drive but it might be a better idea for you to just buy a new one and sell the broken one as-is on eBay as you're replacing 2/3 main components of the iPod.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
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