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

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Replaced battery and sad face still shows up what can I do?

I just changed the battery to my ipod and it still shows the sad face. Do i have to change the hard drive also to solve this problem?

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This is usually harddrive related, but try this first

BEFORE it crashes, press and hold the center button and play/pause buttons to force it into disk mode and restore it

If this does not work, harddrive is dead

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try a new hard drive ribbon cable first!

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Why does a sad face with online spport come on post may offer some ideas

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