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Sad face apears on screen..

How can i fix my problem? After doing the syncing part on itune, i mistakenly unpluged it before ejecting it.

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  • pilon82 Aug 22, 2008

    My ipod is making me more sad..The sad face on the screen still appears..When I try connecting the ipod into i tunes , it won't work at all. it keeps saying to visit www.apple/support/ipod.com when i go to the site, there is nothing there to help me. I even spoke to a tech, but aparently he doesn't know much, all he said that my ipod hard drive is fryed..I really don't know what to do..

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Plug your IPod back into ITunes. Eject it again.

If it still happens, plug your Ipod back into Itunes and restore it back to factory settings.

Then the sad face should make you happy once again.

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 22, 2008

    If the hard drive is fried you should take to Best Buy or the Apple store and see what they can do for you.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Aug 22, 2008

    You might think its unacepptable on here but it needs to be repaired.



    There are only two ways a customer can fix an IPod on their end:



    1) Reboot the Ipod by holding down on the center button while pressing down on the menu button.



    2) Restoring the Ipod back to factory settings.



    I know Apple has told you these two procedures already.



    It's tough to self repair them because of the design of them. To replace the batteries in them can be tough to do if you get a model that will allow you to do it. Hard drives can be easy to replace but they require taking it apart with special tools.



    One thing I will say though is that there have been some reports about the way Apple has been making Ipods lately. There hasn't been alot of happy customers out there and I think Apple needs to change their ways.



    I just heard a report on the local news this week about exploding batteries in Nanos in Japan.



    As an Ipod owner myself, I'm concerned about it too. If I get enough people on here who are disastified with them, I'll take the threads to apple support.



    Good luck.

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How to resolve Sad face icon issue for click wheel iPod's


If you are seeing a sad face Icon on your click wheel iPod, you may be able to resolve the issue by following the instructions below.
What you will need:
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USB cable
USB power apple iPod compatible wall adapter
The latest version of iTunes installed on your computer

The process remains the same for Mac and PC

First you will need to force your iPod into disk mode. To do this you will need to reset the iPod by pressing and holding both the menu and center buttons. Continue to do this for at least ten seconds or until the apple icon appears. (Note: You may only see a blip on the screen, continue to the next step. Keep in mind though that you may need to repeat this process once to twice to force the iPod out of the sad face status.)
As soon as you do see the apple icon, remove your fingers and switch to holding both the play and center buttons. Keep holding those until you see a check mark appear on the screen, below it will say Ok to disconnect. At this point your iPod will be in Disk mode.

Next open ITunes on your computer and plug in the USB cable to one of the ports on your computer. Now you will connect your iPod to the USB cable. In the left hand column of iTunes you will see your iPod icon; go ahead and click on that icon. In the resulting page you will see the iPod summary. Within this page you will see a Restore button. Click on that button and follow any on screen instructions. Allow the restore to complete fully. When it has you will see that the screen of your iPod will have changed. It will now be displaying a picture of a power adapter being plugged into a standard wall outlet.
Disconnect the iPod from the USB cable and connect it to the wall adapter. You almost instantly notice the screen will show a status bar that is showing that it is actually being restored to factory settings. Once that has finished the screen will light up and work as it did before the sad face icon incident.

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