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  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    Try again, but this time when you want to load up the media use this technique.


    Break up large transfers

    In iTunes select the menu item File... New Smart Playlist. Change the first drop-down box to Playlist, the next to is and the next to Music. Tick against *Limit to*, type in say10, then change the drop-down to GB, and set the last drop-down to artist. When you click OK you can enter a name for the playlist, e.g. Transfer. Now sync this playlist to your iPod rather than your entire library. When the sync is complete modify the rule (File... Edit playlist) to increase the size by your chosen amount, then sync and repeat. You can experiment with different size increments, if it doesn't work just choose something a bit smaller until it works each time. Before long you should have all your music on your iPod. Once that's done you can move on to other media such as podcasts, videos, photos, playlists etc.


    And you're welcome.



  • claudem99 Level 1 (0 points)

    thx for your idea tt2.


    I did it just now ...fresh from new format and new verify and repair. (i had done it previously too as I had read it)  and it could not load passed 128.5 free gig.  That is the critical point. The last load was only 60 songs, and it froze.


    Now is there a "choicier"  (better, keener choice) for buying an other ipod classic?  Is there anything I should know before I go out to the store?


    thx again.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    Can't say I've any particular advice. I have an iPhone these days and although I used to enjoy having all my music with me on my old classic there are many benefits with iOS. You may want to consider the pros & cons of an iPod touch as opposed to a straight replacement.



  • everydjrmh Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi, Folks ~


    DJ in Colorado, USA.  I've had my 160 gig Classic for just under two years, and it has never functioned quite right.  I had transferred all my music from an external hard drive to a borrowed new laptop, after my old desktop model bit the dust.  Bought the new Classic and was able to load all 17K songs, but random tunes would quit about a minute before the end of the song.  I tried deleting and reloading individual faulty songs as I discovered them, but decided, after getting my own new laptop and transferring all my music files yet again, to restore the iPod and start fresh, hoping that would solve the problem...


    And there begins my tale of woe:  making several attempts with several different approaches, I can now not get more than about 1500 songs loaded onto the Classic (hmmm, about ten per gig?) before it freezes.  Upon connecting via USB, my computer alternately says it needs to scan and repair the Pod or I need to restore it yet again ~ if I connect it with the 1500 songs in an attempt to add or delete another song or two, I lose everything and the process begins anew.  And random songs still keep cutting out before the end!


    To add insult to injury, today the screen went completely blank - a white screen.  These discussions can be useful, but has anyone just come out and said that Apple in this case has delivered a lemon?  It's so aggravating that I have given them so much of my money over the years for their products, and because it has merely a one-year warranty, I am/we are just SOL with a defective product less than two years out.  Sure, I would have preferred to get a touch iPod, but I wanted to have my entire collection at my fingertips.  It's frustrating that a huge company like Apple, selling SO many devices far beyond their closest competitor, cannot stand behind their products.  iTunes is so superior to other music library software, but this hardware is a dud.  Reminds me of Bell Telephone in the '70s:  they don't care, they don't have to...

  • serrapadilla Level 1 (0 points)

    Retracts- 220

    Deadlocks- 196

    Pending Sectors- 54

    Power on hours- 141

    Start/stops- 217

    Temp. Current- 30c

    Temp. Min- 13c

    Temp. Max- 44c


    Do I need to get a new ipod?!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    The stats don't look too bad. Try the DFU Restore method shown in Corrupt iPod classic. On the other hand if this is a relatively new device, as it would appear to be, and you haven't misused it, then you might want to seek a warranty exchange.



  • serrapadilla Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank for replying!

    I've had this iPod for a couple of years no so the exchange isn't under warranty. I don't think anything is wrong with the iPod itself because I've used this on my friend's computer and it worked perfectly.  What can I do to my computer to make it work again. *i have windows vista basic*

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    Try the "DFU Restore" or "Super Fix" processes from the links above. As long as there are pending sectors on the device the operation is going to be temperamental as these are areas that cannot be reliably read on demand. Either of the two techniques above ought to release the pending sectors so that they can be reallocated and ignored in future.



  • serrapadilla Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done everything the articles have told me to do. Superfix, dfu mode, restore, everything I can think of! I'm going insane!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    It has probably had it. Have you tried restoring it on the friend's computer where it worked before and adding a single album? If so what are the stats like after that? If all the pending sectors have been reallocated and there are no further undiscovered damaged regions then you should be able to get futher use out of it. Otherwise it is probably time to call it a day with this unit.



  • terriblewithcomputers Level 1 (20 points)

    Same exact problem with my 80 Gig ipod classic...tried every fix listed here.  Gonna just use it as a weapon instead I think.

  • Matthew.Black Level 1 (0 points)

    Same issue with my iPod Classic 80GB. I guess Apple have decided that my iPod is too old now and i should fork out £200 for a new one. not going to happen.

  • Matthew.Black Level 1 (0 points)

    Try signing out of iTunes Match. Seemed to be a problem for me. Try rebooting your machine too.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (69,090 points)

    See my post Corrupt iPod classic.



  • kubajz896 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried everything several times. Only thing that helped me to get more to my iPod Classic 80gb was restoring in Windows. But it helped only to get there about 15gb. Quite usual I see. Could you please take a look at my stats?

    Retracts: 23

    Realocs: 601

    Pending sectors: 3



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