So last week I mentioned how my out-of-warranty iPod and my co-worker’s iPod recently were suffering from “sad iPod syndrome.” Supposedly, this is a condition for which there is no easy fix, besides sending it back to Apple for a repair or replacement.
What a difference a week makes.
DISCLAIMER: In no way, whatsoever, do I advocate what I describe below as a legitimate repair method for any iPod or any other electronic device. Doing what I did is probably pretty stupid, and I still can’t believe it, myself, that it actually worked.
Anyway, we were a bit exhausted at the end of the day yesterday. So maybe it was the exhaustion. Maybe it was built-up frustration. Maybe it was the mimosas. My co-worker drop-kicked his dead iPod across his office, and it bounced on the floor. He was surprised to find that a working menu screen now replaced the sad iPod screen.
Upon witnessing the revelation of his iPod’s improbable resurrection, I grabbed my iPod and turned it on. Sure enough, the sad iPod screen came up. So I booted my iPod…right off of my size 11 Kenneth Coles. No luck. I then rebooted my iPod…across the room. Still no luck. Finally, I held my iPod about 4 feet off of the carpeted office floor, and let gravity take it down to the ground with a dull thunk.
Lo and behold, my iPod returned to full working order. Up popped the menu screen. Angels sang down hallelujahs from the heavens. Okay, there weren’t any angels, but my iPod works again!