My iPod shows only the charging symbol!

hello, i would like to say that my ipod mini a1051 shows only the charging symbol and not opening this happens only whwn i connect my ipod to pc but if when connect with the adaptor it show the apple logo and shows a sad face with ipod and i could hear some tic tic sound from the harddisk please tell me what to do.

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Hi @akash398, I suspect your microdrive has failed.

But based on some youtube and google, it seems it can be repaired and replaced to use CF Card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgj9v3c...

iPod Mini Hard Drive Replacement

Based on the comments by djcfuzz:

I have been tinkering with the iPod classics, the 5th gens and now the iPod minis. I think the minis have a cool form factor and the plug and play for a compact flash card is handy. I have purchased a compact flash adapter to SD card, I then put a 128GB microsd into an SD to micro adapter and now I have 128GB mini. As a note, I did have to format the new card to FAT32 with AOMEI prior iPod restore.

djcfuzz - 07/15/2016

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But why it shows a charging symbol when it is connected to pc then if I connect with adapter it shows apple and a site link or a sad face

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@Akash, as mentioned, i think the microdrive has failed, and thus unable to read / write to your ipod, thus a sad (Failure) face is shown.

Try getting a good CF card to test or try :)

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