Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 2:51 PM (in response to lukejames2)
What format are these problem tracks in and what bit rate are they encoded? Are these purchases from the iTunes Store or were they imported from outside of iTunes?
Do these same tracks still play okay in iTunes?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to lukejames2)
not entirely sure tbh. they've worked fine over the last few months on the same ipod, will play in itunes and i've even tried importing the files again. startnig to think it's just the hard drive has failed in the ipod. when i try to play a track it will sound like it's kicking into action but will just stop making a noise after a second
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2012 3:28 PM (in response to lukejames2)
Yes. It could be an indication or a damaged or dying hard drive. I would recommend doing a disk diagnostic on the iPod's HD using the instructions given by turingtest2 in this older thread. He also covers what the resulting numbers indicate.
If necessary, post the resultings numbers and we can verify what the next steps to take.