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  • 195. Re: iPod Classic
    Cwainer1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi tt you really do seem to have this area covered taken me hrs to reach this level of detail after months of failed attempts but I think my stats look ominous?!

     

     

    iPod classic about 4/5 yrs old 120gb

     

    retracts: 38

    Reallocates: 3456

    Pending: 5856

    power on: 129

    Start/Stops: 12145

    Current temp: 27C

    Temp min: 4c

    temp max:53 c

     

    what do you think ? Time to move on?

    & more importantly what should I do different - I wouldn't say I had been a heavy user is the stat stops a problem?

     

    Any advice appreciated

    Thanksv

  • 196. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    I think it is safe to say the drive is borked 

     

    All hard drives fail eventually, sometimes they deteriorate quickly, sometimes slowly, but once they start to go wrong they'll only get worse. The drive isn't supposed to get over 50C, letting it get too hot at some point may have been the cause, or it could just have been knocked a little too hard one time when the drive was active. I'm not certain, but the high start/stop count may actually be a symptom rather than a cause.

     

    Options are self-repair, third party service, replacing it with the same model, or moving on to something else. I have an iPhone these days and while I occasionally miss having instant access to the more obscure corners of my library the other features of iOS more than make up for it.

     

    tt2

  • 197. Re: iPod Classic
    Cwainer1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the advice you've confirmed the inevitable - but I needed to hear it from someone a little more savvy than I!

     

    Also have an iPhone but I'm greedy for space & that's been choca block for last yr or so & not quite doing enough storage wise h - time to update & replace the classic I think!

    Cheers Carl

  • 198. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    You're welcome.

     

    tt2

  • 199. Re: iPod Classic
    norma323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so this my ipod its about 4 yrs old what do you think?

     

    Retracts: 301

    Reallocs: 392

    Pending Sector: 32    

    Poweron Hours:1083

    Start/ stops:38928

    temp:36c

    temp: current min 2c

    temp:mac53c

  • 200. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    Try the DFU Restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic.

     

    tt2

  • 201. Re: iPod Classic
    norma323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it didnt work :/ any other thign i can do?

  • 202. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    What are the stats now?

     

    tt2

  • 203. Re: iPod Classic
    VaranCole Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey tt2, can you help me make sense of these numbers?

     

    Retracts: 2

    Reallocs: 8

    Pending Sectors:24

    Power on Hours:281

    Start/Stops:46,146

    Temp current: 26 c

    Temp min: 56c

    Temp max:245c

     

    the temperature values just dont make any sense to me at all. the issue that im having is that when i plug my ipod into my computer itunes doesnt recognize it and everything freezes up. it is a 160 gb classic and when itunes locks up it doesnt pop up with a notification box saying "the ipod "insert name's ipod" is corrupt" and when i go into my computer (running windows xp) my ipod appears as an ipod, not an unreadable disc as suggested happens with other corrupted ipods.. my device is not in disk mode and is functioning normally and smoothly when i am using it daily. so needless to say i am beyond confused right now.

  • 204. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    Indeed the temperatures don't make sense, but that could still be the result of it getting too hot at some point. Processors tend to start behaving erratically. Try the DFU Restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic.

     

    tt2

  • 205. Re: iPod Classic
    VaranCole Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hmm could it be that bonjour is not running properly in the backround? or does that not have anything to do with it? and judging by the stats on my hard drive would you say that is has failed or is on its way or is it okay? aside from the temp readings of course!

  • 206. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    Starts/stops is high, but not a worry in itself. The reallocs & pendings are not too bad. There will be a problem connecting the device to iTunes if the critical database files or folder structures can't be read efficiently, so if the "pending" group includes something that iTunes wants to read it might explain the current difficulty. Reformating the device should fix the issue.

     

    tt2

  • 207. Re: iPod Classic
    VaranCole Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and when it comes to reformatting the device what is the best way to do that? since iTunes wont recognize it i cant restore it like i've always known how to

  • 208. Re: iPod Classic
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,520 points)

    Try the DFU restore method first, if that doesn't work try the "SuperFix". Details in the Corrupt iPod classic post.

     

    tt2

  • 209. Re: iPod Classic
    beandonle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    any help would be great. The smart data showed

    retracts: 13

    reallocs: 7624

    pending sectors: 1688

    poweron hours: 148

    start/stops: 24281

    temp: current 35C

    temp: min 5C

    temp: max 55C

     

    My ipod won't factory reset on itunes properly. It shows 0KB free, 0KB used

    Thanks

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