10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2008 2:22 AM by Streetstride
genxgeek Level 1 (0 points)
I dropped my iPod!!! Right now there isn't anything on the ipod, everything has been lost. When I connect it to iTunes it tells me its corrupts and I can restore it. However, once connected and attempting to restore I keep getting this on multiple windows machines running Vista as well as XP when I try to restore my iPod Classic.

The ipod could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1439)

I have yet to see anything anywhere that describes the 1439?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks much!

Dell Dimension, Windows XP Pro
  • genxgeek Level 1 (0 points)
    I have also tried this with the iPod under it's Hard Drive mode as well.

    Thanks!
  • Molly Dillon Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm also experiencing this problem. Any help would be appreciated!
  • genxgeek Level 1 (0 points)
    One thing that I tried again worked. What I did is that I put the ipod in Hard Drive mode then I had to try this a coule of times and it worked. It seems that you have to try it a couple of times.

    However, now that I got my ipod restored it's coming back with synch errors (-48) And (-51) to be exact. So, now I can't get any of my songs synched up.
  • genxgeek Level 1 (0 points)
    Apparently nobody knows anything about this item including Apple! Sounds like it's time to visit a local Apple "rip me off" authorized dealer store. =)
  • AdeB Level 1 (0 points)
    I've started getting this '1439' error on my Ipod Nano since upgrading iTunes to 7.7. Any help appreciated!
  • AdeB Level 1 (0 points)
    As an update, I uninstalled iTunes 7.7 and reinstalled 7.6. This eventually did the trick. It was not without some annoyance as 7.6 couldn't read my iTunes library due to it being created with a newer version but at least my iPod is now synced.
  • maclothier Level 1 (0 points)
    AdeB - with your iPod being blank, if you uninstall iTunes and then re-install it, how do you keep your music? (Yes, probably a stupid question - sorry!)
  • AdeB Level 1 (0 points)
    I had to restore my iPod to its original state, i.e. factory settings so then had to re-sync with my music on my hard drive.

    With 7.7 I tried this and failed. I was even getting messages like 'you need 2.7gb on your iPod but you only have 7.0gb available'. All very odd.
  • notalltogether Level 1 (0 points)
    well here is what i did. i kept trying. i just disconnected the ipod and reconnected it. you'd think this wouldn't work, but i noticed the little progress bar for the restoration was a little further every time even though it was still failing, so i just kept at it. eventually it went through the whole thing, and ta-da restored ipod, it's syncing right now.
  • Streetstride Level 1 (0 points)
    I got this message when my ipod was plugged into my PC via a USB hub. It worked fine when connected directly to the PC's USB port. Hope it helps.