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    So I just bought an Ipod from my friend. The thing is that it doesn't work. It turns on but then this picture of a folder with a triangle appears. In an ipod forum, I read that if you hear something rattle inside when you shake the ipod a bit, you're suppose to open the case and take out the hardrive. Then shake it a bit untill the rattle is gone. This should supposely solve my problem. Just to make sure this is the problem, can any of you shake your ipod and see if you hear anything rattling. I want to know if you're suppose to hear something rattle or if it's just happening to mine.

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    i've got a 4th generation ipod color dealy, no rattle.

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    um.

    it sounds like your friend sold you an ipod with a busted hard drive. first of all, the folder with a triangular warning sign indicates data corruption.

    the rattling.. well it sounds like a part of your hard drive is broken. and wtf, how can you take it out of the case? the ipod IS a hard drive itself!

    i have two working ipods with me here right now, and there's no rattling at all. there IS, however, some rattling in my old-ass 10 gb ipod... with a corrupted hard drive.

    =/

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    Did you upload the firmware? I had to do that when I got my Ipod and it was brand new! Try that out man. Mine wouldn't play mp3 untill I updated it...sounds stupid but it might work.

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    I hear something when I shake my iPod, but I don't think it's the same sound/rattling you're talking about. Mine works fine. I wouldn't open the case. =/
    I think Sunny is right.

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    Here's the quote and the apparent reason for the rattle
    luckily I have yet to have to deal with this problem on my 4G but here's some information for you.

    If you have ever opened up a hard drive you will see that it has several platters and an arm that swings across the platters. When you start to hear the whirrrr....click....whirrrr....click you are hearing the platters start to spin and then the click is the arm trying to move but it's "stuck". So when you shake your hard drive what you're doing is trying to get the arm to get "unstuck". It is somewhat fortunate that this is working on so many people's iPods because I have rarely been able to get it to work on a regular sized hard drive. Whatever any of you do though, don't open the hard drive itself. Unless you are in a certified clean room that drive will die and you'll never be able to use it again.
    here are the threads
    http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread...5&pagenumber=1
    http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread...5&pagenumber=1

    and wtf, how can you take it out of the case? the ipod IS a hard drive itself!
    It was kind of hard but I opened it. The hardrive itself is detachable.

    Italia: the ipod software doesn't detect the ipod. It says something like "can't mount ipod"

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    erm... the whirl-click is usually the read head hitting a platter...

    at least in normal harddrives, anyway.

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    this doesn't sound too good. =/ so your ipod software doesn't detect it... but does your operating system? does the ipod pop up on the desktop as an icon? if so, what happens when you click on it?

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    That's the exact thing that happened to my old Ipod. It's a harddrive error, and I believe it needs to be replaced. That takes about 100 here to get it fixed; not sure how much it'll be where you are.
    Last edited by Andy; 01-24-2006 at 10:33 PM.

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    Hrm..thats weird man. I really don't know wha to tell you. I had problems and I reinstalled the software and updated the firmware on the ipod and then everything worked.

    Good Luck.

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