Model A1051 / 4 or 6 GB hard drive

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iPod mini making clicking sound, won't boot up?

My iPod Mini comes on and shows an Apple symbol. After about 10 seconds or so, it gives the Apple web site address. Also, it displays a symbol of the drive with a line through it.

The iPod Mini is charged and battery is OK. When turned on it also makes a clicking sound similar to when a hard drive is failing.

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Just get a Compact flash card for this thing. You can't buy new MicroDrives, and a CF card would make this more stable and harder to kill. Get this one. This is a 8GB card, so it will max the iPod out.

You will need to restore in Disk Mode, though. To do this, hold the center button and the play/pause together until it's in Disk Mode. Restore it in iTunes when this is done.

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Thats your problem. The MicroDrive has failed. If you can get hold of one yourself, you could swap them out. If not, a repair company, such as could repair it for you.


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