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Edit: It was nothing.



So when I finished my Economics final today, we could use our iPods, so I got mine out. I usually wrap my headphones around them several times, and this time they were taking a while to come off so I shook the iPod.

I had just pressed the start up buttom (it was fully off, not in standby), so the drive was spinning up, and when I shook it I heard a quiet, but still louder than normal "scratching" sound from it.

I've never hard it before, but nothing is wrong with it (so far).

Could it be from the head of the drive touching the platter? Because that seemed to be what it sounded like.

I have a 30GB iPod video.
Edited by low strife - 6/10/08 at 6:18pm
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post #2 of 7
If everything is still working right then it's fine.
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If everything is still working right then it's fine.
It's possible that a problem could occur, and this isnt the type of noise that you should ignore.
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post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
It's possible that a problem could occur, and this isnt the type of noise that you should ignore.
Been running in my house, dropped it while it was turning on, and it bounced when it hit the hardwood floor and it's fine. iPods have some pretty shock proof HDDs.

Also, you shouldn't ask a question, have someone answer it, and then say they're wrong.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/10/08 at 6:12pm
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post #5 of 7
I think it's just reading the HDD. It's perfectly normal. I used to get it frequently on my old iPod.
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Originally Posted by mrtn400 View Post
Been running in my house, dropped it while it was turning on, and it bounced when it hit the hardwood floor and it's fine. iPods have some pretty shock proof HDDs.

Also, you shouldn't ask a question, have someone answer it, and then say they're wrong.
Ah, good point. I've dropped mine once before and it worked (shutdown but turned on fine).

And I'm still suspicious, but I guess it's all fine.
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post #7 of 7
i think its fine. i heard a scratching sound with my ipod the other day for the first time, but i synced my ipod and had no issues. plays all my music in my car just fine.
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