My ipod is making what sounds like hdd noise everytime i skip songs or go through differnt menues , is this normal? or should i go see if it needs to be replaced?
If you hear ticking noises the hard drive might be failing, make sure you have a backup. Maybe check for mad sectors with minitool partition wizard.
The iPod classic uses a ZIF 1.8" HDD and thus needs to be treated like a delicated piece of hardware.
My friend used to take his running (depite that I said it would kill it) and it died within a year. Mine meanwhile is still going strong after 5 years.
I doubt you can get it replaced as they haven't produced a 120GB model for a good few of years.
You can easily replace the iPod's Classic hard drive. I'm planning to buy a 256 gb SSD so it doesn't fail.