6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2008 12:17 AM by ipodwpl
rollins Level 1 Level 1
I have a 20Gb ipod classic and a ibookg4 and woke up this morning to the dreaded folder ! sign and the support web address flashing on my screen.

I followed the directions on support, doing the 5 r's- and when trying to restore my ipod to the factory settings, got the message that my ipod could not be restored (error 1429). I trashed and then downloaded itunes again, restarting my computer, and was then able to restore my ipod-

the problem is, as soon as it says "Your Ipod has been restored", it flashed right back to "Your ipod is corrupted" and I had to do the whole process over again.

Nothing has helped. I have deleted and downloaded itunes, I've tried eveything I can think of and my ipod sounds ill... it keeps booting up and then quitting, booting up, then quitting...

so my question is- anything I haven;t thought of? And, if the only left is sending it away to get it fixed, does anyone know how much I'm looking at? It may just be easier to buy new...

thanks much!

  • TheGritter Level 1 Level 1
    I just recently got exactly the same problem on my 20GB 4G iPod as well. Has anybody else had this problem, and if so, what's the solution? Is my trusty iPod dead?

    Thanks for your time, everyone.
  • Mac's Rule Level 1 Level 1
    I also had the rame problem with my 30 GB 5G iPod. The only difference is the problems started after my iMac installed the recent upgrades. At first it ignored my attempts to restore it, then I reinstalled itunes. The first time I tried restoring it , a new error ocurred. Error 1429 popped up, but itunes still read a corrupted iPod

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  • Soph1e Level 1 Level 1

    i ve got exactly the same problem! Did you get any solutions ?
    thank you for your help
  • blake101jbe Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem right now with my friend's ipod that I am trying to fix.
  • daveATComputers Level 1 Level 1
    I had this problem with a customer today I Believe this means that the hard drive is broke you then need to take it to an apple service provider if it is in warranty if it is out of warranty you will need to find a company who will replace the hard drive's. My shop send people to this company if your living in the UK ( www.ukipodrepars.co.uk ) really good company, send alot of business there way!!
  • ipodwpl Level 1 Level 1
    Strang thing is you would expect it has to do with the hardrive, but I have the exact same thing with my Ipod shuffle it won't synchronize on my PC as it needs to be restored but then get the known message code 1429. However if I connect to my laptop I'm able to restore the Ipod and can upload music from Itunes. Both my PC and Laptop have the same version of Itunes.
    If I then connect again my Ipod to the PC i get the same error, so somehow it doesn't work on my PC.
    Does anyone have a solution