I got a sorta dead iPod (10GB second gen) for free.
It was dropped in water.
It does turn on, the screen is missing a few lines. The drive comes on and doesn't sound dead. (no head crashing)
It gets to the Apple logo stays there. I have googled for info, and have tried the full restart, forced firewire, and diag mode - none work aside from restarting and that does nothing but take me back to the apple logo.
Anyone think of something else to try before I simply give up and take it in for service?
It does charge when connected to the firewire port and it shows up in ASP, but it does not mount or show up in the iPod util.