Model A1136 / 30, 60, or 80 GB hard drive / black or white plastic front

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iPod makes a faint clicking noise and dies fast

I was looking through a bunch of old stuff and found an iPod. I plugged it in and it took 2 hours to actually turn on. It dies in about an hour or 2 and the iPod makes a very soft click when it turns on or tries to play a song after sitting for awhile.

EDIT: I tried went to replace the hard drive and the battery was poofy (for loss of a better word). Could that be part of the problem too?

EDIT EDIT: I finally ordered another battery because the whole thing crapped out. I should be able to carry all 4627 songs with me again on Tuesday

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@hurpafluderpa a poofy battery is a sure tell sign that it is going to fail and destroy your iPod with it. Always replace it ASAP. If it does not supply the proper amount of power your HDD will continue to click

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The hard drive is bad, replace it

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Replaced hard drive and had it restoring all night waiting to see how long it's gonna take to die. Thanks for your help!

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What Ethan said. Sounds like the HDD is bad.

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