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Ipod hard drive

Hello I have a 3 year old ipod that I got too close to a magnet. I believe the hard drive might be really screwed up––I get that frowny face guy. Is there an inexpensive way to fix this?

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  • darkangel00 Dec 16, 2007

    had it too close to a magnet and tried to restore it to factory settings... once i tried that it gave me an error message during the restore



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Try a restore from within iTunes. Will restore it to factory settings.

If that doesn't work you'll have to send it in for service or buy a new one.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007


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