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iPod Classic 80gb won't sync past certain limit and freezes computer.

85130 Views 109 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2014 7:41 AM by turingtest2 RSS
  • patricktito Calculating status...

    I know this post is really old but I'm having the exact same problem with my 160g ipod classic.  Same error codes and days of frustration.  I have windows xp.  Have tried a million and one fixes, nothing is working!

  • Zoeyrawr Calculating status...

    I still cannot get it to sync. Even after all of the most recent updates it still freezes up my computer. I hope they fix it soon or I'll be done making major purchases like this for a while.

  • Maggiehalpin Calculating status...

    I also have had this problem.  I've just bought a brand new MacBook Pro, so before I connected my ipod classic (80GB) to the Mac, I synced the library with my old Dell pc with absolutely no problems.  I removed the white cable from my Dell, plugged it into my Mac, and the hard disc corrupted during sync.  I've spent hours on the phone to Apple, who have said this is not a known issue, there is nothing in their database about it, and just because people write stuff on message boards, it doesn't mean that Apple take any action.

     

    Extremely frustrating to be told to buy a new ipod because it's corrupted all of a sudden, and frankly, not the kind of service or attitude I expected from Apple. I asked the engineer how to reformat the hard disc of my ipod, he refused to tell me and cut me off.  Shocking, shocking stuff. 

  • patricktito Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I talked to apple yesterday and they were no help to me either.  They just wanted to sell me some warranty for them to help.  I ended up trying my son's usb cord and that did the trick, synced right up no problem.

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)

    Take a look earlier in this thread.

     

    tt2

  • CTAL Calculating status...

    I have a new (I think) spin on this.  Here's my experience so far:

     

    I had the identical problem about two years ago (I posted in another thread and tt2 talked me through the diagnostic).  Miraculously, after having it checked out at the Apple store it worked perfectly...until last week when the trouble started again. 

     

    I synced a new album, ejected the iPod, and was greeted with the little gray Apple logo.  After that I got a message that the iPod was corrupted, so I restored it.  Since then, it's been back to the same problem of two years ago.  One time I was able to sync my entire library (about 300 songs at a time--I have no idea why I was able to do that), but as soon as I ejected it, I got the same gray Apple logo.

     

    The battery is fine, the hard disk is not in bad shape, and I don't have any corrupted files.  I've formatted, repaired, and restored it a dozen times.  I should probably bite the bullet and replace it, but it was a gift with a thoughtful inscription and I would hate to have to use it as a paperweight from now on.

     

    If anyone has any new insights after all this time, I'm all ears. 

  • Blackmamba801 Calculating status...

    Hey shroomshady, my 160gig ipod classic doesn't syncronise past 3gig or so and i have called the Apple customer service number and they didn't help me whatsoever and was wondering if you could give me some help with it. Would be very much appreciated, thanks.

  • Blackmamba801 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    retracts:30

    reallocs: 16272

    Pending Sectors: 104

    PowerOn Hours: 974

    Start/stops: 9617

    Temp: current 31

    Temp min 12c

    temp: max 50c

     

    :|

  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,955 points)
  • freelynn Calculating status...

    I was having the same problem. 

    I have an i pod classic 80GB (with the wheel) I think it's 5th generation

     

    I would start a Sync, it would sync 2 or 3 songs then stop or hang up, which did not interfere with any other function, so I would not say it froze.

     

    Once I ended the sync by clicking on the X next to the sync progress bar at the top of the window, I ejected the ipod and then plugged it in again.  Then  I selected my i pod under Devices in the menu on the left-hand side of iTunes.  Clicked on the summary tag.  Clicked on  "Manually manage music and videos" Clicked ok and apply.


    When in manual mode, you cn drag songs from  iTunes to the device icon in the sidebar. Once I downloaded the song or songs or album that was causing the problem, I then unselected manual load, and everything else was able to sync normally on automatic mode.


     


  • bigwin78 Calculating status...

    run out of room from my itouch ipod. so, i went ahead and got the 160 classic ipod. i though my problems would be solved but i was wrong. i have problems syncing my 15.000 songs to the classic. it would sync 2 songs then get stuck at the one of one step. i restored the ipod, nothing happened, i mean i did everything that they recommend doing, and i still came up empty. how come i dont have this problem with my itouch. i hate apple, why do they always make things so difficult.

  • GiuseppeVerdi Calculating status...

    Another potential workaround (but still a pain) is to uncheck all songs and then check about 3000 at a time.  iTunes/iPod Classic seems to accept "batch" deliveries of this kind but won't sync the whole list at once.  Worth a try if you are patient.

  • steve 1984 Calculating status...

    i have the same problem but i find that if i copy 100 approx at a time it works ok.. a pain in the ars3 but it does work for me

  • terijay Calculating status...

    This is happening to me too, the exact same circumstances. 80GB classic, after 20gb of music, no matter what I do it won't add songs or sync. I've restored it 3 times, tried the erasing trick with disk utility (that by the way, doesn't work, my computer physically won't allow me to do it), and there aren't any corrupted files. My ipod was fine 2 weeks ago, I'm wondering if it has anything to do with the latest update, I haven't put anything on my ipod since before it.

  • claudem99 Calculating status...

    New INTERSTING twist of partial sync. problem. (itunes: 11.0.2,  ipod classic 160gig. I dont know the generation the back of the ipod is all irased, but purchased around 2008)

     

    Hi there all

     

    I want to add myself to this long list of people that have partial sync problems. I have a similar problem with an important twist. My problem of a partial sync with a freeze of "computer" "itunes" "eject" came after I transfered my music library (8,000 classical pieces)  from a PC to Mac which I did WITH  the help of an apple counsellor. After that I modified my new library in an important way (at least 800 new pieces)

     

    I followed the procedure suggested by turingtest2. My readings are as follow.

    retract: 282.

    reallocations: 347

    Pending sector 0

    Power on houres 718

    Start stop 130

    temps min 19c

    eemps max: 54c.

     

    When I plugged my ipod from PC to Mac I had it reformated for Mac with in the itunes options.

    When all failed ( partial sync) I had the super procedure done. No avail. Mac disc utilities says nothing about having repaired anything either. After the procedure, itunes syncs about 25Gig quite rapidly, then slows to a crawl and the all freezes. I tried all the procedures written on this important series of post. To me it doesn't mater if I do it in increments, it will sync 35gig then freezes over.

     

    But GET THIS:

    I went back to reformatting my ipod classic 160Gig. for PC. Then I synced 7278 pieces of classical music.

    After about 4,000 pieces I get a message the procedure could not be completed because the ipod could not be found .  The 4,000 pieces were on the ipod.

    1- disconnected, reconnected ipod:  Result: no detection.

    2- disconnected, closed itunes, repopened itunes, detection ok+message:  "verifying ipod"

    3- started to sync the approximately 3000 other pieces left to be synced. Get message error 50... itunes finishes to sync. But when i get my ipod there is only 103 songs on it.

     

    Is the ipod dead?

     

    anyone with a possible solution?  (other than purchase new one)

     

    p.s.  Turingtest2 I would like to praise your dedication to this community. I read your answers, and also your web page interesting articles and I beleive we owe your big thanks, and praise.(at least I do) 

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