- Jan 11, 2006
well, after a fateful fall yesterday from the treadmill, my iPod (or some part of it) is presumably dead. I turn it on, the hard drive spins, makes some clicking noises and the screen at first shows the apple then a folder with an ! on it. Now i'm not if this is a HD failure because the HD spins and all, could be a problem with the mainboard as well. Is there any way i can test figure out whether the problem is hard drive or mainboard related? I NEED the data that I have backed up on the drive.