1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 16, 2013 4:37 AM by Kenichi Watanabe
Hastiitsoh Level 1 Level 1

I have tried everything from the support sections of apple.com.  My ipod classic 80gb icon does not appear on the iTunes page when I want to upload my purchased music.  I also hear a clicking sound within the device, not sure of the gears are broken or off track.  Not sure what to do, I feel that the Ipod classic 80 GB still has alot more to give.  I don't want to discard it too.


iPod classic, Windows 7
  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    A clicking sound coming from an iPod that uses a hard drive for storage, is likely to be from a faulty hard drive.  This is the iPod nano forum category, and nano's use flash-based storage, but you mentioned it's an 80GB iPod classic, which would have a hard drive.

     

    You can replace the hard drive, but to have a repair shop do it may not be economical.  If you are good at fixing electronic devices, this web site has DIY repair manuals

     

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/iPod_Original