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Ipod Video (5th Gen) No Sound / Heavy Static - Read This! - Quick Fix Found

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  • SpHj Calculating status...

    Ok, my iPod started with the same issue...I think for now I'll ride out this thred and see what happens.


    My poor poor old 30G Video

  • Rainbow22 Calculating status...

    I've had my iPod for 6 and a half years now. However, about four months or so after I bought it I had this sound problem, but It was only in the left headphone. I thought it was just my headphones going out so I would only use the right Well then I bought brand new headphones and realized that it was my iPod that had the problem. If I had known about the warranty I would have gotten it fixed way back then, but I wasn't aware of it until it was too late. Either way, I figured it was a problem I could live with. Now it won't play out of either headphone, was going to try pressing on the lower right hand corner but I guess it's not the same problem because that did nothing. Oh well. Guess it's just time to get a new iPod.

    Anyway my point of this was that people who were complaining about apple products not lasting long, I don't know what your deal is as mine worked for 6 years. yeah it had that one issue, and at about four years after I bought it started developing a few more, (wouldn't sync certain songs all the way, so i'd only have half the song, and it'd freeze up so I'd have to restart it a lot). But it's an electronic, that's to be expected. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with it. I also haven't been the best iPod owner (dropped it on hard surfaces multiple times, and once i dropped it in a puddle) so i'm surprised it even lasted me this long.

    I was hoping to find out how much it would cost to get it fixed (to see if it would be cheaper than buying a new one) but I see from previous comments that it'll probably end up being cheaper and better to just get a new one. I've been wanting an ipod touch anyway.

  • bbmd2b Calculating status...

    I have had a original iPod 30gb Video, then iPod Touch, iPhone, iPhone 3g, and now iPhone 4gs. With every model/product I have had issues. Last week someone did a smash and grab in my car where my iTouch was and now its a goner. I tried to resort to my ipod video and of Sound!!! Called Apple "Care" and spoke w/ Patrick who stated he was a senior specialist. He was very nice as in his tone of voice but was no help whatsoever. I told him that even though this is a older model it still cost alot and is in perfect condition. It has basically be in its box and been used as a music backup in case I needed to re-install itunes. I discovered this thread and couldn't believe how many people have had this same problem and how many got replacements. I was originally excited, thinking that maybe they would discount a repair or discount a new one, but of course that was wishful thinking on my part. Pretty much came down to SOL. I have a heart condition known as LAD Myocardial Bridge w/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Expecting to have surgery in 4 weeks. Music is such a relief during my hospitalizations and can actually decrease my pain. During painful procedures, I can use my ipod to mentally take me away from these awful times and float away in my head to some good music. I have used my iphone for this but iphones are a battery suck in hospitals and I use my phone to text my kids and parents, keeping everyone updated. So having a iPod is pretty much mandatory for someone like me. Can't afford to buy anything new and prayed that since this was such a known issue Apple would be able to do Something! Anything! But nope. They even stated that they couldn't find where the Sound problem I was describing listed anywhere. I asked him to look at these pages and was told "Anyone could post on there, it doesn't make it true". I reading that Apple "Cares" in their advertising doesn't make it true either. So I guess I can look forward to many painful procedures and no music to give me relief.

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