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Hello  I was given a classic ipod from 2005.  I don't want the music thatis on it.  Can I delete it?  I attempted a restore and it wouldn't let me  It said that the music was being used somewhre else.

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    Dec 16, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to pachinka)

    Hi pachinka,


    Welcome to the Support Communities!


    The iPod Classic User Guide explains how to completely erase your iPod on page 61:

    The first step is to make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. pdf


    Updating and Restoring iPod Software

    You can use iTunes to update or restore iPod software.

    If you choose to restore, all data is erased from iPod classic, including songs, videos,

    files, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data. All iPod classic

    settings are restored to their original state.


    To restore the iPod classic:

    1. Make sure you have an Internet connection and have installed the latest version of
    2. iTunes from
    3. Connect iPod classic to your computer.
    4. In iTunes, select iPod classic in the source list and click the Summary tab.
    5. Click Restore to restore iPod classic to its original settings (this erases all data from iPod classic). Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.





    - Judy


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