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Ipod won't sync

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paulbarr Calculating status...
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Aug 28, 2009 4:34 AM
Apologies as I previously posted in problem that was solved.

I have 120 gb classic 9 months old (no receipt)this starts to sync but then says "connected" and whole thing freezes.

Have had errors 48,1418 and screen says write delayed message on occasion.

Have done reset,restore (many times)re installed i tunes twice,done check disc for errors

Anyone help would be appreciated
ipod, Windows ME
  • DBMC Calculating status...
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    Aug 30, 2009 1:12 PM (in response to paulbarr)
    My Ipod won't sync either. When I reboot it the music in Itunes will sync but photos won't.
    I get error # 50 message.
    When I next try to sync not even the music will sync. Again I get error number 50 and a message that no sync is possible.
    Mac Pro, 80 GB Ipod Classic
  • Hagakure Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 7:08 AM (in response to DBMC)
    Same problem with my iPod Classic : Error - 50 and I can't upload the pictures from my iPhoto library anymore...
    I'm using Mac OS 10.4.11, last version of iTunes and iPhoto 6.0.6...

    Please help us !!!
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Lou Who Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 9:43 AM (in response to Hagakure)
    Try to Restore the whole unit - what do you have to loose except everything on your whole Ipod.
    Ipod 80 GB Classic, PC Windows XP
  • Hagakure Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 1, 2009 10:24 AM (in response to Lou Who)
    I have already made "Restore" and "Restart" the iPod many times... Nothing happens...
    Maybe it's a problem with iPhoto ?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Robin Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 9:53 AM (in response to paulbarr)
    Are you using iTunes 9?

    If so, there's a whole bunch of us iPod Classic owners having major problems. The lovely shiny new software has killed my Classic.

    Spend a few minutes browsing this part of the discussion forums for proof.

    PLEASE everyone having problems report them to Apple via the Feedback system.
  • JoeMc123 Calculating status...
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:17 AM (in response to paulbarr)
    i am having the same problem
    ipod classic 120 GB
    i have restored the ipod 5 times
    no go
    no music
    no photos

    any solutions?????
    ipod classic 120gb
  • Robin Johnson Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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    Sep 16, 2009 11:22 AM (in response to JoeMc123)
    Report the problem:

    If enough people experiencing problems flag it up with them directly, it will hopefully slowly dawn on Apple that there is an issue here.
  • terriergirl Calculating status...
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    Sep 16, 2009 1:21 PM (in response to paulbarr)
    I have had no luck syncing my Classic 120 (purchased this year), but when I tried my 2004 ipod 40GB, it started syncing immediately. The sync just completed without incident. Go figure! There must be some problem between Classic and iTunes 9 that doesn't exist with the older models. Until I find there's a safe fix, I'm going to leave my Classic with the music it currently has, rather than lose everything I've already loaded.
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • y2112yz Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2009 12:11 AM (in response to paulbarr)
    I to am having issues syncing my 160GB as well. It will sync up to around 7000 or 8000 of my 2400 songs and then just freeze. I have restored and iTunes recognizes it. I am just copying them old fashion way, highlight a bunch of songs and drag them. I did find a website that you can download old versions of iTunes at as well. I downloaded 8 as it worked fine before. So far, the copying is working, of course i am only at 6000 songs, hope this will work out.
    PC, Windows XP
  • omadhaun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 23, 2009 7:37 AM (in response to y2112yz)
    I just updated to iTunes 9.0.1, and it hasn't fixed this syncing issue yet. I have an 80gb iPod Classic from when it was first released (September 2007) and it won't add or remove songs from the device when I sync it.

    Also, when I hook the iPod up to my computer, iTunes sits there saying "syncing" and will remain that way for a long time (over half an hour) while the iPod just says "connected".

    Could this be an issue with the 64-bit software? I had my iTunes 9 library in 32-bit Windows XP last week and it worked fine, but I switched it to 64-bit Windows 7 earlier this week, and now it won't sync.

    Side-note: since switching to iTunes 9 in 64-bit Windows 7, my iPod Touch is able to successfully sync, meaning that the sync issue appears to only be with the iPod Classic for me.
    MacBook Pro, Windows Vista, Windows 7, actually.
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