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Hard drive makes noise , ipod won't initialize

I get the apple logo then the hard drive makes a clicking noise and resets.
After about three times it stops trying to initialize anything and i get a dead battery icon.

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The hard drive has to be replaced....there's no other solution....a clicking hard drive means a dead hard drive!

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If the software fix doesn't resolve it you will have to replace the hard drive, the part is available on Ebay. 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 a service do it for you there are third party iPod Repair Services.

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It sounds like it might be the hard drive has failed on the device. If you are handy you can replace the hard drive. There are kits sold online for this. As far as cost it might be easier to just purchase a used or new iPod. Your broken iPod still has value, there are plenty of online sites that buy unusable players for repair.

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i would recommend a reset note however this will most likely to cause you to lose the data and that you should back it up before.
hold down the "select" and the "menu" buttons together until the apple logo pops up.
if this doesnt work then lets try a hard reset To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including: iPod nano (4th generation) iPod nano (3rd generation) iPod nano (2nd generation) iPod nano 1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) 2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center. If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep. if that doesnt work take it to a store that sells them and see what they say. If it is under warranty get it repaired for free. If it is not look into how much it will cost to have it repaired versus replacing and figure out what is more cost effective. Yo0 can also get it repaired by people online for cheap who guarantee there work. click here for ipod repair
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check to see if your ipod is under warranty, if so take it to an apple store.

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check to see if your ipod is under warranty, if so take it to an apple store.

if i were you i would manually reset your ipod and immediately after you see the apple logo smack hard on its side on a sofa or padded carpet. If you do it right you will hear the hard drive make a weird noise and then make a clicking sound and your ipod should work

You have nothing to loose, the most apple will do for you is offer you a 10% discount off any new ipod (no matter how damaged the ipod)

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It sounds like you may need a new hard drive for your iPod. The Apple logo appearing over and over can signify that your iPod cannot communicate with the hard drive where your music is stored.
You can find replacement drives on websites like ebay or by searching Google.
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Try a reset:

How to reset iPod To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including:iPod nano (3rd generation) iPod classic iPod (5th generation) iPod nano (2nd generation)iPod nano iPod with color display (iPod photo) iPod (Click Wheel) iPod mini iPod mini (2nd generation)

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds.

You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

To reset iPod, iPod (scroll wheel), iPod (touch wheel), and iPod (dock connector)Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons simultaneously until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Center (Select) button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time is preserved (unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power). Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Backlight timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.

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