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  1. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    I have a 3rd Gen Ipod. I've refused to upgrade to a 5th gen cause my old one was working perfectly. And after 4 and a half long years of functioning perfectly, no re sets, no re-boots, no re-formatting. It finally just died.



    It froze up, so I restarted it (hold menu and play) and when it booted back up there were no songs. Tried re-formatting it through iTunes and it gave me an error. Tried booting in diagnostics mode ( hold prev, next and select). Ran the HDD scan and I got this.

    "HDD SCAN

    START
    QUIT TEST

    HDD FAIL"

    I then tried the "reset" option in the diagnostics menu and I was given another error. Is it a lost cause?





    P.S. If you can help me, please do. But this is NOT an invitation to smash Apple products, as I know some of you are prone to.


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. paintba||er

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    I'd say its probably time to get a new one. Its not worth it to try fixing a 4 1/2 year old device.
     
  3. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    Yeah I know. But we've had some times man. Me and Roxanne, as I named her. We've been through so much.........It's just so hard to let go:(



    No but seriously. I'm waiting for the 6th gen rumors to be confirmed. I don't want to drop the cash for a 5th gen if it's going to be outdated by the summer.
     
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    Seeing as it's the 5th gen already, even if you wait, it still will be outdated later...

    Just buy a new one, or just buy a new HD and Stick it in there. I would void your warranty, but I assume it's over anyway. Unless you think Rozanne lives in the HD....
     
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    lol

    hope roxanne gets better soon
     
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    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    Yeah I was thinking of looking for what HD they recommend on one of those sites and then looking for it on NewEgg.com. Usually cheaper on NewEgg.
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    they won't have them on Newwegg...
     
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    After 4 and a half years of carrying an HDD around in your pocket, yes, it's probably dead. I'd advise you just go ahead and get a new iPod if you have the money. If not, just save, I'm sure Apple's got a 6th Gen coming out soon anyway.
     
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    www.ipodhowtovideo.com

    Theyve got tutorials on how to replace things on there. I replaced the face plate of my iPod Video. Easy as pie, but it's risky.
     
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    I suggest you buy a video. Considering you have the old big ones Im thinking you don't care about the size. So might as well get a video, i my self have a nano cuz I like to stick it in the mini jean pocket so its unoticed.


    -Whats up with the ipod updates every 2 to 3 weeks. What dose it do? firmware? or upgrade space?
     
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    iphone?
     
  13. tank

    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    The 3rd Gens arne't that much bigger than the new ones, actually. The new ones are a little thinner, but the surface isn't that much different.

    Just firmware updates.
     
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    I know, but why stick to a big old broken down ipod. When you could get a video with any movie/clip to watch. Color brighter screen, cooler looking, pictures, and way more space. Then again iphone is comming out soon, but its just as much as the PS3. Personally i think its crap.
     
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    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    haha yeah. I can't get the iPhone anyway when it comes out. I have to wait another year until it becomes available on all service providers.


    Before the iPhone stuff started there were rumors of a 6th gen iPod to be released soon. It was going to be a little bigger than the 5th, surface area wise, but full screen. The whole surface of the iPod was going to be the screen. But I haven't heard anything of it since the iPhone hype started.
     
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    Well I think that device is actually the iPhone. When Steve was showing the presentation he said that there was a few new things they had to unveil: a widescreen iPod, a revolutionary internet device, and a phone. It was all the iPhone.
     
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    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    erg, wtf.


    an 8 gig Nano is $250.00
    a 30 gig video is $250.00



    :eek:ut:
     
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    That is the puzzle of Apple... I guess they think size matters a lot. Flash also costs A LOOOOOTTT more than a microdrive
     
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    tank Semper Ubi Sub Ubi

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    right. I understand that you're paying for size. But the gap between a small 8 gig and a larger 30 gig seems too much to be worth the price, ya know?
     
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    I just wish they would make a Nano with more memory. I would much rather have a Nano than a Video but I have about 15GB of music so I would only be able to put half of them on it. It would be nice to have a 20GB Nano. I would be willing to pay up to $600 for such a device.
     

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