How to Fix a Broken iPod
Have you had these problems going on with your iPod? Then this method just might make your iPod start working again! Steps
1. Turn your iPod on. Make sure the battery is charged up enough to turn it on.
2. The sad iPod or sad folder should pop up on the screen.
3. Put your ear up against the iPod and you will hear the clicking sound inside (it sounds like a car trying to start up, whenever it takes a few tries turning the keys)
4. While the iPod is still making these sounds, take the iPod in one hand, open the palm of your other hand, and smack the narrow side of the iPod against the palm of your other hand. [WARNING: This method is proven to work as an effortless way to repair iPod hard drive misalignment, but it may result in future hardware problems. This is only a TEMPORARY solution to fixing an iPod, and the problem may come back (experiences vary). Other methods of reviving a dead iPod are available below and may be much safer]
5. Continue smacking it on its side for at least 6 times, while the iPod is trying to turn on. The key is to loosen the hard drive.
6. After this is should resume normal function. If it doesn't, read below.
7. There are several methods out there that have all successfully fixed iPods, so don't give up hope yet.
8. If, however, you are a more hands-on type of person and don't want to bother trying iPod aid through your computer, skip to the bottom of this steps page for info on how to open and repair internally.
9. The first reccomended steps are from Apple's support website. 1. Try to wait 30 minutes while iPod is charging. 2. Try another FireWire or USB through Dock Connector cable. 3. Try another FireWire or USB port on your computer . 4. Try to disconnect all devices from your computer's FireWire and USB ports. 5. Try to download and install the latest version of iPod software and iTunes. http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/ 6. Try these five steps (known as the five Rs) and it would conquer most iPod issues. http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/ 7. Try to put the iPod into Disk Mode if it fails to appear on the desktop. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93651
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