7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2008 7:09 AM by Verfblikje
Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I recently got a black 80 GB iPod Classic. However I keep having problems synching it with my pc. I can't seem to get more than a couple songs on it. I tried restoring the iPod and reinstalling iTunes. Also I tried it on my g/f's laptop. Still made a mess. My music first was on a external HD (WD MyBook 320 GB), but when i put it onto internal HD of my g/f's computer it didn't work either. Anyone got a fix or at least an idea?

Thnx in advance

Dell Inspiron 510, Windows XP
  • CasperGemini Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
    When you tried it on the second computer, did you receive the same error, or did something else go wrong? If you received the same error on the second computer, I would suggest trying the iPod with a different USB cable.

    CG
  • Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I did get the same message yes. I'll try my brother's cable. He's got a Touch.
  • Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I tried another cable. That didn't help. Now I again recovered the iPod and all was well until it reached 3.83 GB of audio and 112.8 MB of other stuff. At that point it was trying hard, before giving up and sending me a -1303 error again. I checked the iPod for its content and there were songs on there. Sadly I couldn't actually play them, since I have no headphones here.
    But when I reconnected it said I only used 2.9 GB on audio (the other stuff didn't change) and started to synch again even though I haven't got the auto-synch function checked. Now it seems to have filled the iPod till 4.03 GB. This time however, no 'other stuff' according to iTunes on my iPod. I'm almost starting to think the harddisk is gone, leaving only 4.03 GB of space for me to put songs and movies.

    Ah well... if no one has a fix I'll return it to the store and (hopefully) get a new one, which does work.

    Nick
  • CasperGemini Level 5 Level 5 (4,305 points)
    You could also try changing the iPod's drive letter:
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93499

    CG
  • Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I just reconnected it and now iTunes says I only have 3.78 GB of 'other stuff'. All of my music has been reduced to generic data. Makes me freak out. Almost wanting it to fly through the room and smash into something, if not for the warranty...
  • Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried changing the drive letter and stuff. No luck. It's got to be the iPod itself. Thnx for the help in any case. I'll probably update when I get back from the store.
  • Verfblikje Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I took it back and got the iPod replaced. Faulty hard drive I think.