iPod Classic Repair

Model A1238 / 80, 120, or 160 GB hard drive / black or silver metal front

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Why does the Apple logo flash on and off?

My Ipod 160gig Classic does not boot up. Instead, I see a while 'apple' with a black background flashing on and off. I've charged it and sometimes the menu will appear but it does not play.

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Thanks for your replies. The iPod still does not work. I'm thinking it could be a battery problem and have ordered a battery but it could be another problem. Doug

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My Ipod 30gig Classic does not boot up. Instead, I see a while 'apple' with a black background flashing on and off. I've charged it and sometimes the menu will appear but it does not play.

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Here's how to fix it: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1363?viewl...

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Hi Doug, I'm having the same problem. Reseting, or trying to put the I iPod into disc modus didn't help. Did you have luck changing the battery?

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Yes. It turns out that a battery replacement was needed. Apparently, my car, a VW RAbbit, constantly charges the ipod. My thinking is that this is hard on the battery which lasted only about 2 years.

Good luck!

Doug

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Doug will be eternally grateful.

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