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deathwarder

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#1 12 years ago

I have an old ipod mini that went through the wash a while ago, I now have a newer video, but the mini was still usable as a usb drive, until yesterday, I plugged it in and while it was detected by windows, any attempt to open the drive, or right click on it to format it would result in the explorer process locking up. I am running mce 2005, and when I use the 2006-03-23 ipod updater my mini is not detected, it was all find up until about a day ago




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#2 12 years ago

maybe there is corrosion in the docking port. Happen to me, the cord got wet a while back then a little while ago it stopped working until I scrapped off the corrosion in the connector.




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#3 12 years ago

nope, no corrosion on the cable or the place you plug it in on the ipod, I also tried a new cable




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#4 12 years ago

Has the drive failed? I know it happened to my silver mini.




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#5 12 years ago

doesnt seem to have, but how would I know?




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#6 12 years ago

when you turn it (mini) on it will say drive failure. Not likely, but could still be it. Has your USB port maybe failed on you?




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#7 12 years ago

nope, other devices work in all usb ports, this doesnt work in any, and it just shows the folder with a website to go to, which I went to to no avail




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#8 12 years ago

If nothing is working, your best bet is to schedule a repair with Apple, provided it's still under warranty. If it isn't (it's a 1 year warranty after purchase, 2 years with AppleCare), then your best bet is to email their tech support and ask kindly or go to your nearest Apple store and do the same.

But before you do that... turn on the iPod, and while it's booting, hold down the center button and previous track and see if you can get into the diagnostic mode.

The folder with the exclamation point means it isn't completely dead, just a hard drive or file system error.




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#9 12 years ago
TorpovThe folder with the exclamation point means it isn't completely dead, just a hard drive or file system error.

Which basically means, your screwed. Drive failures are pretty much impossible if not impossible to recover. Hopefully its under warrenty or you got the Best Buy replacement plan.




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#10 12 years ago

it sort of went through the wash, I think I mentioned that, currently it is out of its case, and when I put it back in the controls dont work, I connected the ribbon cable properly, but I dont care, I just need to format using fat32 and load my files onto it




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