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A fix for sad ipod icon problem (strange and damn funny)

I was driving my car and listing to Dhoom2 soundtrack from My iPod with the help of I-trip, and Suddenly my iPod just froze when I changed the song. I did force reset MENU + SELECT for few seconds
But The Sad iPod icon showed up, and I could not do anything I tried connecting it to my computer. But sadly computer couldn’t recognize the iPod.
By the Idea of losing 60 GB data, I was soo shocked that I did not talk to anybody.
It was much much worst then the time when my x GF Brock up with me.
I could not find anything solution online. Nothing on apple troubleshooting section.
Then I came across this Blog of Peter J Lambert
And he said he fix the sad iPod icon problem.
You can read what Peter J Lambert wrote
It wasn’t looking good. My Powerbook wouldn’t even recognise the iPod. All I had was a little white box that chugged away in cycles of sad icon face and reboot. I’ve tried for hours tonight to fix it, going through pages of support manuals, forums and blogs and nothing I’ve found has worked. Finally, my frustration got the better of me. I picked up the corpse of my old friend and banged it hard against the table. It was then, just before I threw it against the wall that I noticed the screen had changed to something I hadn’t seen in a while: the menu.
It’s fixed. It’s actually properly working again. I’m back on listening terms with my old pal and it feels good.

After reading this I thought this man wants others to trash there Ipods
But then I said ok let me try a small hit on my iPod and I did it
And u know what it did work absolutely fine the next time started it.
So now if you have if you have a sad iPod icon you can fix it by hitting it hard.
I think Apple should include this solution in the troubleshooting section of the manual?


  • sri25
    at 15 years ago

    hahaha. this should be the iPod Troubleshoot of the YEAR!! 😉

    it’s like the phrase, spare the rod and spoil the child.

  • pierce_79
    at 15 years ago

    LOL! Whoever said hitting is out of fashion?! Too funny! 🙂

    Hope your day is going well.

    • parag
      at 15 years ago

      ya it is Diwali here so fun fun
      how is ur Diwali going ur still in Aus?

  • xcuti3x
    at 15 years ago

    bole to apun LAFAA CHAMPION! hahaha. :p hitting electronics really does work. 😛 i tried that once on my laptop. you should write to apple regarding this issue, lets see what they have to say about putting this solution in the manual. hehehehe

    • parag
      at 15 years ago

      haha ya it works like my Old DVD player use to only open when i use to Hit on the Top
      But this is THE Ipod the new technology.
      Few things don’t change isn’t it 😛

  • Eliseu
    at 1 year ago

    Thank you very much! I confess that when reading the text I thought it was a joke. I slammed my iPod hard on the chair seat and almost cried with joy when I saw it rise


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