Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2013 9:06 AM (in response to Phethuk)
Did you make use of the DFU restore mode yet?
Have you tried placing a single album on it to see if that works?
Have you tried the staged transfer method where you add a few GB at a time instead of all 78GB in one hit?
What are the reported HD stats?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to turingtest2)
1. Yes, have done DFU restore
2. Sorry, should have said that I have been only transferring three albums each time after the first couple of times - has not made a difference. BTW photo are not effected and can be accessed through the iPod.
Pending Sectors: 0
Power On hours: 192
Temp: Current 21c
Temp: Min 57c
Temp: Max 250c
Hmm, those temperatures look odd. Defo never been up to 250!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to Phethuk)
Yep, both min & max temps are out of range which may mean that the SMART data has been corrupted. How old is the unit? If it is still in warranty then act now. Otherwise I'm pretty much out of ideas.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2013 4:12 AM (in response to turingtest2)
Just a quick update. I have been trying various things with little success, but have found that if I copy a very limited number of tracks (about 10) onto the iPod it behaves normally, but if I go over that number I am back to square one (no music, iPod not recognised by iTunes. It has got me beat!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to turingtest2)
I have finally managed to get my iPod to work, by moving my whole library to another computer! Drastic I know, but was planning to anyway. I installed iTunes on the new machine, transferred a few directories of music across, imported them into iTunes and sync'd the iPod and it worked. I then transferred the rest of the files, imported them, synchronized all the files and it worked - all 78GB.
It appears to me that a had some problem in my iTunes music library on my computer which was not fixed by re-installing iTunes, since this seems to pick up the old library settings and data. It may well be that a final step when all else has failed is to find a way to completely scrub all trace of iTunes and iTunes library data, etc, re-installing iTunes and re-importing all your music into the new library. Caution - I am no Apple expert and I do not know what this would do to one's purchased music.