every time i try to start up my older ipod 5th gen it makes a sound then shows the sad ipod icon so what could i try before i take it to the store.
If it's making a clicking sound, then the hard drive is probably bad. The apple store probably wont do anything more than give you 10% discount on a new one.
You should be able to do a google search for ipod repairs and find someone who can replace the hard drive.
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