So my iPod just red-ringed... Wait. iPod? What the fuck?

#1 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

So, I got out of my last college class for the day, plugged my iPod into my cars music player, hit 'play,' and am greeted with this screen. After checking around on various support pages and forums, it turns out that, yep, it's fucked. I think. Any suggestions? Ugh... I got that thing for Christmas, man. It had 60gb of music on it, and 25 episodes of Endurance Run... this sucks.
#2 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

That looks haunting...

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

Yeah... that discoloration at the top of the screen is from where my dog tried to eat it. It's my fault for putting it in such a delicious leather case. It just cracked the screen, though, and that was 3 months ago.

#4 Posted by raven_squad (438 posts) -

Sorry about your luck. That sucks majorly. :( Unfortunately, I have no advice to offer. 

#5 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

you should try to sell it



seriously you would be surprised how many idiots  think that they could fix it... 
#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14364 posts) -

Kick it. When my old iPod broke, I'd just hit it against the wall, and it would totally start working again. Sure, it only worked for about 10 minutes, and then I had to hit it again, but at least it worked for a bit.

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#7 Posted by JacobBrodersen (321 posts) -

We have the exact same model, and i got a similiar problem. :(

#8 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

umbrella corporation has seized up your ipod

#9 Posted by Gmanall (1683 posts) -

Welcome to the next generation of Red Rings (Note: Micorsoft may not be held responsible for the wide rang spread of this red ring out break and if it takes over the world they will not give refunds Now run an scream in horror)

#10 Posted by oldschool (7264 posts) -

Have you tried connecting it to your computer and restoring factory settings?

#11 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -
oldschool said:
"Have you tried connecting it to your computer and restoring factory settings?"
Yeah, the computer won't recognize it. I tried to put in to disc mode as well, but the only command the iPod will recognize is "restart."
#12 Edited by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -
ZombieHunter said:
"you should try to sell it


seriously you would be surprised how many idiots  think that they could fix it... 
"
You do realize that an iPod is fairly easy to fix right? The Hard Drive in one of my 60s broke and I replaced it easily with an As-Is hard drive off of eBay for 12 bucks...i've also replaced the face plate on scratched to hell iPods as well...

You'd be surprised how many idiots pay big money to corporations for easy do it yourself jobs...

And to the OP, I assume your Hard Drive went on you or something. The Sad Face was the icon for the older models and I assume the red X is the new thing; if you got it only 6 months ago call up Apple they should be willing to fix it for free.

Quick google search; http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:xpsZoaJyBqcJ:www.topix.com/forum/gadgets/ipod/T1RBA1SD8AS3BFJFD+Red+X+on+Ipod&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Let it discharge completely and recharge it. Or let it sit charging for a bit if that doesn't work.
#13 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -
Subject2Change said:
"ZombieHunter said:
"you should try to sell it


seriously you would be surprised how many idiots  think that they could fix it... 
"
You do realize that an iPod is fairly easy to fix right? The Hard Drive in one of my 60s broke and I replaced it easily with an As-Is hard drive off of eBay for 12 bucks...i've also replaced the face plate on scratched to hell iPods as well...You'd be surprised how many idiots pay big money to corporations for easy do it yourself jobs...And to the OP, I assume your Hard Drive went on you or something. The Sad Face was the icon for the older models and I assume the red X is the new thing; if you got it only 6 months ago call up Apple they should be willing to fix it for free."
Yeah, I'm going to have to do that. However, I hope they don't refuse based on the dog bite marks. It's just cosmetic damage, but they might be dicks about it.
#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

Hey, now that 3rd party apps on iPod Touch are legal, do they still need to be jailbroken?

#15 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

If you didn't see my link; let the battery run out and then just recharge it to full again. That should fix the problem. So just leave it running for a bit and hopefully the backlight is on all the time or stays on for a bit to help drain it faster lol.

#16 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -

Yeah, I saw it. The backlight shuts off after 15 seconds of me hitting the circle button, so I'd have to be pressing it constantly.

#17 Posted by Rowr (5523 posts) -

wrap it in hot towels for a day and then call ipod about a warranty

#18 Posted by Subject2Change (2966 posts) -

Eh don't bother touching it and stuff, just leave it alone for a day and it should die out.

#19 Edited by Alexander (1721 posts) -

I'm going to assume all the music you had on there is backed up right?

Also, don't bother trying to fix the problem, get a replacement under warranty.

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (13153 posts) -
Alexander said:
"I'm going to assume all the music you had on there is backed up right?"
Yeah, I've got it all super-organized. That's not a problem.

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