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iPod freezes, reset, works for a few days, then freezes again

My ipod classic is only used in my car. It started freezing, my car stereo doesn't recognize it, I reset it and it is fine for a few days--sometimes less--before it goes through the same routine. Always able to reset, but don't know what to replace to take care of this.

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debbie, place your Classic into diagnostics mode and run the test. Right now my first inclination is that it is your hard drive that is starting to fail.

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How do you do that?

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Here is a great tutorial about how to get the iPod into diagnostics mode and what the results mean.

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Thanks for the reply!

I really just want to know where to start. This has really helped.

I did the diagnostics test but when I clicked on the check for the hard drive, I was only given 2 options: HDSpecs and HDSMARTData. There was no HDScan or HDRW. I'm thinking this could be because the HD is failing?

I have replaced hard drives in ipods before, so I would be thrilled if this is the problem.

BTW-I have reset and restored a few times prior to this. Hopefully replacing the HD will be the right place to start!

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I went ahead and ordered a new hard drive tonight, as, when it was resetting, I could hear some crunching sounds--which also tells me it's the hard drive.

I had never heard of the diagnostics mode before--thanks again for the help. Hopefully it will last awhile! Thanks again!

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Thank you for accepting my answer. Hope it will work out for you, those iPods are truly great music player. Best of luck to you.

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I would restore. It is probably a software issue.

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