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Possibly fix iPod hard drives via bad block scan
Authored by: davidosus on Mar 13, '06 10:07:30AM

I've got a third generation 40 GB iPod whose hard drive spins and clicks and spins and clicks and spins and clicks... its screen says I ought to contact Apple support.

Is the test you're speaking of the HDD scan? So far it hasn't worked for me.

I've even looked at

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2006021923332755&query=ipod+partition

but I'm completely unfamiliar with the terminal.

Does anyone have a suggestion short of buying a new hard drive or iPod?



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Possibly fix iPod hard drives via bad block scan
Authored by: kolt siewerts on Mar 13, '06 02:15:04PM

hi,
sorry, but i don't quite understand if you let the ipod scan itself or if you start a hd-utility while the ipod is in diagnostic mode and connected to your mac?
thanks for your help, kolt



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Fixing click-whirr iPods.
Authored by: FiaLisa on Mar 13, '06 02:27:22PM

Open your iPod (there are guides on how to do this all over the web, but simply put you just need to press something thin in between the plastic and the metal on the side, pry the metal out a bit, and snap it off). The cable connecting the harddrive is most likely not sitting tight enough. Push it in and put your iPod together again.



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Possibly fix iPod hard drives via bad block scan
Authored by: manogames on Apr 21, '06 06:13:20AM

If you ipod spins up then "clicks" continuously try hitting it on the top right corner. Don't use a hammer or anything just use your hand and use good force. Repeat this until the clicking stops and then do the HDD scan and finally a reset if that doesn't work.



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