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iPod corrupt? Unknown error (1439)

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XBW100X Calculating status...
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Jul 24, 2008 7:07 PM
My iPod had been working perfectly fine for a couple of months now. It has 80GB. When I plugged it in today, it had a popup that said my iPod is corrupt and needs to be restored or replugged. I did this for about 10 times and each time a pop up says: The iPod "iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1439).

Model No. A1238

EMC No. 2173

Serial No. 8r80176BY5N
Vaio, Windows XP
  • lovealice Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2008 10:43 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    The same happened to me, and no matter how many times I tried to restore it, it wouldn't work. :S

    I also have an 80GB iPod and I've had it since October.
    Windows Vista
  • camilovanhaastrecht Calculating status...
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    Jul 31, 2008 12:23 AM (in response to XBW100X)
    Same happened to me today.
    Foolish apple
    Windows XP
  • Pullo Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jul 31, 2008 9:07 AM (in response to XBW100X)
    I'm getting the same message, but with a 30GB Video (not classic - so it's out of warranty since I didn't get applecare).

    Any fixes/workarounds?
    MacBook Air 1.6 80GB HDD; iMac 20" 2.4 4GB Ram;Mac Mini 1.66GHZ Core Duo 2GB Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • lovealice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2008 5:13 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    I think it is. My iPod is finally fixed after I tried restoring with iTunes version 7.7.1. Thank you!
    Windows Vista
  • TR31LB Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2008 12:51 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    I am experiencing the same problem. I did follow the instructions to reformat my iPod and now my iPod is completely empty of all its content but the hard drive shows it's filled...
    Is Apple working on this problem, has anyone heard from them on this forum?
    iPod Classic 80 GB, Windows XP Pro
  • lovealice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2008 1:25 PM (in response to lovealice)
    .. Forget what I said. It is now back to the messed up state it was before all the restoring. :S
    Windows Vista
  • Jenefer Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2008 7:38 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    I have the same issue. a 160G ipod. message said it was corrupted, so I reinstalled it. that didn't work, so I put in disc mode and reinstalled...
    still nothing. I have no music, no movies, etc, and it shows i only have 6 gigs of memory...all other memory is filled with "other"
    HPpaviliona520n, Windows XP
  • boggsy Calculating status...
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    Aug 3, 2008 10:34 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    I also have the same problem. I tried restoring my ipod 40gb cause it wont start and it wont reset and when i press restore after a few minutes it says ipod"ipod" could not be restored. An unknown error has occured (1439). Does anyone have any solution to this. It says that if u can put your ipod into disk mode you wont have to service it cause theres no hardware problem. but what to do next i dont know... help please
    model no:A1059
  • boggsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2008 10:38 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    I have the same problem My ipod wont start and when i put it into disk mode and plugged it..i was able to restore but after a few seconds it said An unknown error occured (1439). Ive read that if your able to put ur ipod on disk mode its good news and means theres no hardware problem but after i tried restoring it this error occurs. can anyone help out please....
  • lovealice Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 3, 2008 10:47 PM (in response to boggsy)
    I put mine in disk mode and restored it and still nothing's fix and it's all empty.
    Windows Vista
  • itobo Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2008 7:38 PM (in response to lovealice)
    Same thing for me with a Nano 8 G. And to add salt to the wound, insult to injury, and frustration to annoyance, the system will recognize my unit's serial number in iTunes, but not when I'm trying to access service. How can one part of their software system recognize and display a serial number that another part doesn't recognize at all?

    Looks like I've got a paperweight, and I won't be buying another Apple product until this one is working again. It isn't that it's not a good product (when it's working), but I shouldn't have to jump through all these hoops to get service.

    Interesting that when you enter the error code 1439 into the search box, it comes up empty.
    HP, Windows Vista
  • FrustratedIPodOwner Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2008 11:36 PM (in response to XBW100X)
    Same thing with me. Worked just fine until i upgraded. I had been avoiding it for a while because this happened last time I upgraded so I was a bit weary. I figured Apple had their stuff together, but apparently I was wrong.

    I lost all my game winnings too! I just hit $20K on Klondike. >:(
    8-gig 3rd Gen Nano, Windows XP
  • IPODOPI Calculating status...
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    Aug 5, 2008 4:52 AM (in response to XBW100X)
    Yeah hey all, I just bought my IPOD Classic yesterday. And was all excited to hook it up and use it, but I hit a road block as soon as I plugged it into the PC. Itunes recognized it as corrupt IPOD that may need to be restored. So umm I was like uh ok... So I tried to restore it, came back with 'unkown error 1437'. And the restore would not complete. So I tried all the troubleshooting methods found online, which was like... maybe one method, the 5 R's of crap pretty much. And still nothing. I tried updating all software, restarting PC, unplugging IPOD, replugging IPOD, restarting PC, checking settings, restarting PC, attempting to restore IPOD, unknown error 1437, blah blah, then it stopped seeing my IPOD, so repeat all steps above, unknown error 1437..... So yeah, ummm some tech support would be greeeat, thanks!
    Dell, Windows XP
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