Is my ipod fried?
December 27, 2005 1:40 PM   Subscribe

DeadIpodFilter: My ipod I just bought 2 weeks ago is dead, 4th Gen. 30gb. I am just sick and deflated and destroyed. My power blinked off this morning and I know that has to be the culprit because it was working fine last night. Is this the end of it? Are it's insides fried?....more inside

Do I just take it to the genius bar? Is there a way to reboot it myself? Has anyone else experienced this type of thing with their ipod? Can it be fixed?
posted by jamie939 to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
Is it under warrantee?
posted by edd at 1:44 PM on December 27, 2005

Best answer: Have you tried Resetting It?
posted by willnot at 1:46 PM on December 27, 2005

go to the apple store. tell 'em what happened. they fixed mine in jif by resetting it. i've had to do it once since then myself. good luck.
posted by damnitkage at 1:49 PM on December 27, 2005

Breathe in, breathe out- it's still under warranty, so you should be fine. Don't mention to them that your power blinked- just say it stopped working. They will fix or replace it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:00 PM on December 27, 2005 [1 favorite]

I'm under the impression that a "power blink" isn't likely to do damage to the electronics especially when they aren't plugged directly into the wall (My lights blink all the time). If there was a transformer between it and the wall or it was plugged in via USB I'm betting you just need a reset.
posted by Carbolic at 2:07 PM on December 27, 2005

Have you tried to reset it yourself?

Second the others, too. You are under warranty. If it's dead, you should be able to get a new one.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:07 PM on December 27, 2005

I've had similar problems with my 4th gen 20G that I've had since last March. Here (apologies for the self link to my blog) was my solution, which I do not recommend in any way, shape or form.
posted by weirdoactor at 2:26 PM on December 27, 2005

I had the same problem with my 3rd gen and Thorzdad's tip is what saved me.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:36 PM on December 27, 2005

Response by poster: willnot....merci beaucoup....your link worked and all is well and i sit listenting to friend....thank you...

posted by jamie939 at 4:45 PM on December 27, 2005

Best answer: Jamie, in case you didn't know (and you're still reading a thread you've posted a best answer to), in the time you've had that iPod, the iTunes Music Store has added most of XTC's catalog, plus Andy's "Fuzzy Warbles." There's even a new single available!
posted by kimota at 5:12 PM on December 27, 2005

Response by poster: kimota.....u sound sexy....and i am appreiating the advise as drunk as i may be....but a friend with your taste in music is always welcome...jamie...i will check itunes for recent availability for xtc....way stooned n drunk at the moment....can comminicatge better in the a.m.

posted by jamie939 at 7:45 PM on December 27, 2005

Response by poster: cool guy
posted by jamie939 at 7:52 PM on December 27, 2005

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