Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 5:57 PM (in response to sapata)
This may happen, if you unplug your USB cable before, the iPod has finalised writing the filesystem, so although the songs are there, it is not in the corrupted filesystem, which if you are lucky, may be fix using chkdsk(windows), or DiskUtility-> FirstAid-> Repair.
Anyway for future, if you cant wait to disconnect the iPod, try a HardReset,
- After charging till full charge, at least 2 hours (preferably 4 hours)
- Toggle the Hold switch, make sure you dont see the red mark when you do the next step
- Reset the iPod -> Press Menu and Center button simultaneously for about 10 secs till the Apple Logo comes ON
- Then release the buttons
- Select your preferred language.
Here is the Apple support Article on the 5Rs
Have an nice day!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 2:20 AM (in response to Bilbo_cheshire)
Many thanks for you response Bilbo.
I never take my Ipod before the "ok to disconnect" sign appears in the ipod, in fact I wait another 30 seconds after the sign and this is because I had problems in the past even though it was "ok" to disconnect.
I had done the resetting procedure but didn't work, I tried the disk utility and apparently there's nothing wrong either... I guess it all gone because my Ipod has 150GB free now, which means all the music has gone but the few pictures...
This is so disappointing... the only reason I bought a 160 GB ipod is because I wanted to use as an external hard drive for my music not having to be worried about taking the espace in my computer for that... now if these machines aren't reliable I really don't see the point.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to sapata)
Can I assume that you are using the latest iTunes 10.5.3.3 and your iPod firmware is 2.0.4?
Hopefully you are using the High Power USB 2.0 port and not the slow USB port on the Keyboard, or any USB Hub, if you are using a Macbook Pro, only one of the USB port can be use for iPod.
Some posters had success in syncing in downgrading to iTunes 10.4 or earlier, see this earlier post by CHG
Have a good read of CHG summary, it will help you understand the problem and the causes.
Of course, if you got no time for troubleshooting, bring it to Apple, and if the Genius will have a look at it.
Have a nice day!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to Bilbo_cheshire)
Hi, thanks again...
I'm using the latest itunes and have a trong connection straight from the imac, my ipod firmware is the 1.1.2 which is, according to the itunes front page, the latest for this model (the fat one).
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to sapata)
sorry.... just read the article and If i got it right, the procedure of using an older version of the itunes won't bring my files back but it will prevent that something like this happens again correct? Which means that I'll be stuck to the itunes 10.4 version forever (or untill my ipod dies) since Apple are not really concern on improving on a dead product...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to sapata)
A few points:
1) Re: Bringing your file back. Do you have a backup anywhere? Given the price of removable hard drives these days, plus the fragility of digital music (I know I've devoted many months to burning CDs and LPs to my iPod), it is cheap insurance to do a backup of your music files every two weeks. If the stuff isn't on a backup somewhere, then alas they are gone.
2) Re: Ever upgrading iTunes. I once thought that. Apple came out with a disasterous version of iTunes (9.0) that gave the spinning beachball of death, and I had to downgrade versions. What I did was wait. As newer versions came out, I would do searches to see if the problem reported was fixed. That's one of the reasons I'm active here: I'm reading the RSS feed of this forum to see whether problems stop being reported after a new release. So I'd suggest coming back here regularly to read. You may learn some useful tips, be able to help someone, and you can learn when iTunes is safe to upgrade again (because I really do want to upgrade for the security improvements).
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 7:38 AM (in response to CaliforniaHighwaysGuy)
I don't really have a back up of everything... so yes, I lost most of all I guess.
For sure I now regret buying an ipod to use as an external hard drive since is not really reliable. Should have gone for a smaller size and kept my original files in a proper hard drive.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to sapata)
Do distinguish the hardware from the software. My iPod has been extremely reliable. Still, I back it up, because I know the fragility of a hard disk in the outside word. On the other hand, iTunes, like many software products, is extremely complex and has been less reliable. Hopefully, Apple will correct the iTunes problems related to the Classic in a future version.