Wednesday, October 11, 2006


One of the truly beloved things in my life has died. Yes, you read correct - my Ipod's hard drive is dead. Anyone that knows how I am with music will tell you that this is a truly sad day. We will be sitting shiva at my apartment this evening...

But really - has anyone had this happen to them and successfully gotten their Ipod to work again? Because it isn't under warranty anymore, my only option is to send it away to one of these non-Apple affiliated places. Many seem reputable, but it's going to cost me at least $150. Does anyone know any other, preferably cheaper, option?


Anonymous peninah said...

I don't know what I would do.

I have heard that iPods aren't meant to have extremely long shelf lives. The batteries are almost as expensive to replace as buying another iPod. Do you still have your music?

11:30 AM, October 11, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

You shouldn't have a reason to get to the hard drive. You should have all the music on your computer in iTunes or the like. That is why one should always back it up.
But, on the brightside you can get a refurbished one right from Apple with the same one year warranty for fairly inexpensive (at least in relation to a new one).
Also to get into the iPod harddrive you might want to try a harddrive viewer program such as ISO

11:40 AM, October 11, 2006

Blogger AlanLaz said...

Anon - I have all the music on my computer, but you can't listen to music on an Ipod with a harddrive that is busted! I'm checking out the refurbs and will probably get one...

11:44 AM, October 11, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if that is the case, the smartest thing is to get a new/refurbished one. If you try and replace the hard drive it is going to cost close to as much, but you aren't going to have a warranty.
While the iPod is somewhat expensive (compare to a discman) in the end it is just another electronic device that has a maximum shelf life.

12:38 PM, October 11, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the apple help website. People post their problems and solutions. I thought mine was totally dead, but after spending way too much time looking up ipod problems I found a solution. Good luck!

1:52 PM, October 11, 2006

Blogger Danny the Manny said...

When you got married, you should have upgraded to the WePod. As the Chofetz Chaim said, "One man taking on Apple alone will fail miserably. But with his wife by his side, he succeeds."

3:13 PM, October 11, 2006


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