Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
iPod Classic hard drive woes; worth it to get fixed?
The short version of the story is that my iPod Classic 80GB is borked. I had problems with syncing it to my machine, tried to Restore it via iTunes, and now every time I try to connect it to either of my two Macs it hangs on a spinning color wheel forever until I unplug it. I brought it to the Apple Store and the girl told me she heard the hard drive whirring and chunking as it booted up, so it's probably a problem with the drive itself.
The official Apple refurb fee is $129, which is kind of ass. She said I could bring it to an aftermarket third-party place to get the hard drive replaced, but 1) What kinds of places are reputable for this kind of work?, 2) How much would something like that cost?, and 3) Is it really worth it?