9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 17, 2008 10:11 AM by Heatheratl11
tina5 Level 1 (0 points)
Whenever I try to plug my ipod mini into my computer to sync with my itunes, its says that my ipod is corrupted that I need to restore it. I tried to toggle the hold button and pressing on the center button but nothing happens. Please help

Windows Vista
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    its says that my ipod is corrupted that I need to restore it.

    Then Restore it.
    Select the iPod in iTunes and click Restore.
  • tina5 Level 1 (0 points)
    I can't restore it, after the corruption message appears on itunes, my ipod disappears from itunes I can't click restore
  • Ed S Level 1 (0 points)
    disconnect ipod, then restart computor, then reconnect after login. Ta Da. Fixed.
  • Thaxos Level 1 (0 points)
    Mine is still trying to restore.... It keeps rebooting the iPod's hard drive... I can see it turn on, then it shuts off and repeats.
    How long should it take at most?
  • DCLurker Level 1 (0 points)
    I think I have the same problem as Tina5. In my case, I have a Mini that I hadn't synced in several years. (It's a long story -- I had version of a song on it that no longer existed in my iTunes library, and I've mostly been using my other, more recent and larger, iPod.) I just got a new MacBook Pro and moved my iTunes library onto it. So today I hooked up the Mini, downloaded a software update for Mini that came up (for "bug fixes"), authorized it on the new computer, erased all the old contents, refilled it almost to full capacity, then ejected it and unplugged when it said it was safe. A few hours later, I turned on the Mini and found there were no songs on it. So I plugged it back in, and iTunes said it was corrupted and needed to be restored. OK, fine, I figured I'd just have to reload it again. But then it said it could not restore because the Mini was "busy." So I ejected it and tried again. Now it won't recognize the Mini at all. I closed iTunes and reopened, and still no recognition. I'm nervous about unplugging the Mini, as you suggest, because the Mini screen still says "Do not disconnect." What do I do?

    (For what it's worth, right after I authorized and reloaded the Mini on the new computer, I did the same for my 20 GB iPod, and that one seems fine. The only difference between them is the Mini software update that I accepted -- the 20 GB had no updates, because I had been syncing it regularly on my old computer.)
  • DCLurker Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, I think I killed it. I was trying to reset (flipping hold switch back and forth, pressing Menu and Select), and I got the sad iPod symbol, then it froze on the charging battery image. So I guess I'll just unplug it and head to the Genius Bar tomorrow. But if anyone has suggestions tonight, I'm still interested in hearing them.
  • Br33ze417 Level 1 (0 points)
    My mini has been working just fine since I got it until tonight when I went to plug it in and sync with my iTunes. It immediately froze up my iTunes but if I unplug it, iTunes immediately unfreezes again and goes back to running normally. If I keep my iPod plugged in, it tells me that it's corrupted and I need to restore it. I restored it but now it won't recognize it AT ALL and still freezes up.

    Now I have no music on my iPod, no way of GETTING it on, and no idea how to fix it.

    Is it possible that it's the version of iTunes that is messing with Windows XP?

    Help, please?
  • nom de plume Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't think that it is messing up XP, but it is definitely a possibility.
  • Heatheratl11 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wasn't having any problems with my ipod/itunes either until I installed the new version.. now my ipod is acting jacked. It won't connect to the pc and itunes does not see it. It makes me just want to put the thing back in the box and return it.