Model A1040 / 10, 15, 20, 30, or 40 GB hard drive / four touch-sensitive LED backlit buttons above touch wheel

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Hard drive wiped, I think.

Today my ipod fell from 2 feet on to cement. there were lines on the screen and would still play music. I took it apart and adjusted the screen and now the lines are gone. But now when I turn it on this symbol comes up

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Please help!!!

-Me-

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It's not finding the hard Drive. I would re-open it and make sure that the hard drive cable is properly seated.

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The hard drive is connected.

-Me-

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Try this.....Give the iPod a little "slap" against the palm of your wrist and see if that helps. Not too hard, but enough to jolt the needle of the drive.

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Nothing. My iPod is screwed.

-Me-

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the hard drive worked after you dropped the ipod - so i could be a connection problem. since you wrote that the hdd is connected - that could be ruled out.

there are surely a few things you could try:

programs like "recover my ipod" are one thing you could try

but the first thing i would try is the "ear and finger test" ;-)

can you hear the hard drive spin when you power on the ipod?

or in case you are older and can't hear that much (like me - lol) - can you feel the vibrations of the drive?

when you disassembled the ipod - did you place the hdd near a speaker, a megnetic screwdriver or something else that could be magnetic?

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I can hear the drive spin, the iPod wasn't near any magnetic sourses.

-Me-

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