Realocs is reasonable, but the pending sectors need to be cleared somehow. If there is critical data there that cannot be read then the device will freeze every time. I know you say you've tried everything, but did you attempt the DFU restore or a format? It can sometimes take more than one attempt to clear up all the problems. Asking a friend to restore on their machine is another line of attack.
You left out temperatures. It is worth noting that the operating range is 0-50c, exceeding those limits can damage the iPod.
Thanks for quick reply. Hope you will be my saviour.
Temperatures are 5-45 °C.
So I need to get rid of that pending sectors? So DFU restores and formats over and over again until I get 0 pending sectors? And if after some time they'll appear again? Disc is dying or is it normal?
You know I'm quite happy that I have there now about that 15gb, I can travel by mass transportation for a while and now format it again. OK, I'll try...
PS: I forgot to mention that only thing which was a little help was restoring in Windows format. It helped me to get there 15gb, in Macintosh format I couldn't, just various from 5-7gb.
If the restore/format does what it is supposed to do the numbers should change from
Pending sectors: 3
Pending sectors: 0
Of course there may still be other bad areas of the disk yet to be discovered. The iPod's firmware doesn't perform any post-write validation. It is assumed all data is written properly and any issue only comes to light when the data is read back again. If a problem sector is part of the audio data for a song then, after a few attempts to re-read the data, the iPod will skip to the next track. If the data that cannot be read is part of the database, or a folder, or perhaps the artwork cache, then the consequences are likely to be more severe. Updating an iPod requires many updates to the database on the device as tracks are added to it. Any problem reading back this data is likely to cause the whole sync process to fail, leaving the device in an inconsistent state.
Don't know if this was solved or not, but I have the same issue with my Ipod 80gb. I guess it might be an issue with the Ipod, probaly the reason why it was discontinued.
I did find a sort of solution. I sync with by artist. It does take a lot of time but it doesn't freeze like that.
Hope it can help you guys.
Rumors of the discontinuation of the iPod line are greatly exaggerated. https://www.apple.com/uk/ipodclassic/
At its heart there is a hard drive, they don't last for ever. See "bathtub curve" for some background to life expectancy.
..just fyi- retracts 129- reall's 1022- pend sect 0- hrs 123- srt/stp 14,521-..29C min241C(heh) max52C..
..as for check source status- got it- same as ipod but w /hard drive...
...still wait'n on pc, as i checked both boxes this time- auto fix and scan/ recover..... ive already done this a number of times over last couple days (separately though, auto and then scan) and all results came back normal... now its both...
...so aftr my result comes back clean, as it usually does, i'll go to the next step you suggest..
..defrag ipod still an option ?
..firstly kubajz, your sarcasm isnt going to help me..
..second, i asked turingtest2 about 3 separate things..if you would take time to comprehend each post, i only updated as i went along.. to keep him informed and also that i have found an answer to one of my questions...if my spelling is bad, its because my wireless board *****,and i tend to abbreviate, which i'm sure mr. turingtest2 will slightly understand....
...and because i thought it was him repling, i can update again...
...the ipod works, as long as i keep the upload to 1 band at a time ( granted, 50 lp bands like, aerosmith,ac/dc, stones are divvied up )...
...thank you for posting your knowledge that saves grief and money ( fork out plenty for the device itself, nevermind the quid for help ?! )...cheers !!
...@kubajz, merry bests an mosts gooders whilst you mock'n me...
...but i gots me music back !
sorry, I just couldn't resist that temptation:D
and now I realized that it's just corrupted disc in iPods after few years. I thought many times that it's ok now with mine but after time it failed again. Sometimes after few minutes, sometimes few days but it happened over and over again for many times. I'm struggling with that about year and half, tried really everything... Don't want to **** you again, just telling the truth:)
have a nice day, night or whatever
PS: about that keyboard, using bluetooth mouse instead of wireless and don't have tv controller near always helped me, don't ask me how (mainly about that tv controller:D) but it helped