My iPod is not recognized by iTunes or the desktop?
My 10GB iPod Classic is not recognized by iTunes or the desktop. Tried everything including resetting. When I connect to my computer, all it does is make a clicking sound. Could it be the hard drive? If so where would I get a new one?
lindsym, if all you get is the rhythmic clicking, it does sound like the hard drive. You should get a message to contact Apple etc. on the display, but I would go ahead and replace the drive anyway :-) Just a quick warning, the HDD are not inexpensive. Check on here and I am sure you can find more places like it. Follow this guide for the repair. Also, you might want to consider replacing the HDD with a CF card. Check this answer for more information. Hope this helps, good luck.
I definately agree. I use a stethescope to listen to the ipod and
compare the sound against a known good ipod. Like oldturkey
1 moving part in any ipod....the drive platters and read/write heads.
Normally, you can hear the platters spin...sounds like a whine.
You can tell it's a spinning thing from the sound it makes.
So if the sound is different - toast it is.