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

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iPod freezes when shutting HDD down

So here is another problem (along with this problem: What should a nonbroken HDD sound like/ HDD broken or battery? ) I have with my iPod:

When I start hearing music, a few minutes later it starts with stutter, so the music isn't paused but it freezes half a second and plays, freezes, plays, and a few minutes later again, it freezes complete.

When I restart it, I can hear the HDD spinning up, and the mainmenu appears and for a few seconds everything works well without freezing, but right away when I hear the HDD shutting down, the iPod freezes.

So what could it be? Is it the HDD?

Information: I changed the battery a few days ago because it was old and I couldn't start the iPod.

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the iPod uses both, its internal ram on the logic board and the hard drive to play songs. To make the hard drive last longer, the iPod reads data from the hard drive into its internal ram and spins down the hard drive. When the hard drive spins down it is more shock protected. When the data in the ram has been read out, the drive spins up and fills the ram with new data and spins down again and so on. The internal ram is AFAIK 8MB, that's enough for two "normal" songs encoded in MP3.

Now back to your problem, if the iPod freezes somewhere out of the blue,try to make the same steps again, if it freezes exactly at the same spot/song, i would say its a defective file or the hard drive is damaged. If the iPod freezes every time the drive spins down no matter what song you play, i would think that the ram could not be read/is defective, so the logic board should be changed.

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Now I don't have this problem anymore, I don't know why.

Anyway, thanks for your answer.

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If it's an issue with your ipod what you do is install a third party program on your ipod named rox box

here are the instructions

1.plug in your mp3

2.run rock box

3. configuration will pop up

4. click auto detect

5. next you click ok

6. then click minimal installation

7.let it load up when it say it's finished

8. unplug it and turn it off

and done you have a fixed mp3 player

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