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A computer repairman told my friend that a virus on my daughters non jailbroken iPod destroyed her harddrive. Is this possible?
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    Default iPod blows up laptop harddrive?
    A computer repairman told my friend that a virus on my daughters non jailbroken iPod destroyed her harddrive. Is this possible?

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    Aah no. Sounds like BS to me.

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    That's what I'm thinking, but you never know.I told them to prove it.LOL
    Thanks for the reply.

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    Try restoring in iTunes and see what happens or if you get an error, let us know.

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    Ya it just sounds ridiculous to me. I dont see how a ipod could destroy a hard drive let alone a virus on a ipod. Funny.

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    Especially a non Jailbroken one with no openSSH installed. Can't be. Scam?????? I think it may be.

    Quote Originally Posted by bombmom View Post
    That's what I'm thinking, but you never know.I told them to prove it.LOL
    Thanks for the reply.
    I would get it back and say thank you, but no thank you.
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    The repair guy is saying the harddrive is totally destroyed not recoverable and has to be replaced
    I think it just crapped out myself. I think he must have googled the 2006 virus.

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    Ya sounds like a scam to me. Or he just doesnt know what went wrong and is making up excuses. Is he trying to say that because of warranty or something?

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    Yeah, wants the money to replace it.
    Man, blkcadi your everywhere. LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by bombmom View Post
    The repair guy is saying the harddrive is totally destroyed not recoverable and has to be replaced
    I think it just crapped out myself. I think he must have googled the 2006 virus.
    Explain what happened and what caused you to take it to a repair shop please. Maybe we can help.

    Also, FYI
    There are plenty of members here that are very reputable and honest that do repairs if you don't mind shipping it out. I have had several repaired over the years and would highly recommend someone for you if you wished.
    Always check here on the forums for issue's with iDevices. We can help, promise.

    Quote Originally Posted by bombmom View Post
    Yeah, wants the money to replace it.
    Man, blkcadi your everywhere. LMAO
    Yes ma'am, it's something I take very seriously, helping members.
    And nice to see another gal here too, we are out numbered by thousands to 1, lolz
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    Ya he's trying to make excuses so that it isnt covered by warranty. Nothing on your ipod could have caused that. 100% more likely it was just a regular hard drive failure which should be covered in a warranty.

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    I didn't send it out she did. I have an honors degree in computers, but I have only been messing with iPods and such for the last 6 months or so.
    The story I'm getting is that they just plugged it in to charge it and maybe play some music off of it. Next time they went to boot the laptop, they got the BSOD. She sent it away without letting me see it. If it was the hd going I would have just changed it.

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    Hmmmm, DFU mode and a clean restore would have prolly cured the issue, but you can never be 100% sure till you try.

    Honors Degree, very impressive. Your are the Bomb, lolz

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    Ha ha not really I went to school for it in self-defense so wouldn't have to pay someone else but thanks.


    Thanks for the help folks.
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    If he had ios 0.01 --> 4.0 -yes
    If he had ios 4.1 --> 4.3 -no
    I hate when someone says NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1999 View Post
    If he had ios 0.01 --> 4.0 -yes
    If he had ios 4.1 --> 4.3 -no
    huh?

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    Cool Buggy IOSSSSSS
    Quote Originally Posted by x98car View Post
    huh?
    Ok all devices from os 0.01b1 to ios 4.0.1 has a bug in the system. This bug makes it able for hackrz to download files in the background to your ipod. (Its this bug JailBreakMe uses) Hope u understood that.

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    Ok, you are talking about the pdf bug. I dont remember any actual viruses comoing out that exploited that though so dont see how it has anything to do with the OP problem.

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    Thanks for the replys everyone. After all was said and done it turns out that one of her kids drop the laptop and was trying to stay out of trouble. As for the computer guy turns out he works/ in the military repairing computers (which is kind of scary) He never did email me,lolz

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    Thx for the update. No virus then

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