2093 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2010 11:59 AM by Capt peabody
I've had the same problem with my ipod 80 gb classic that I've had since 2008. In order to fix it, I've used a windows machine that doesn't have Itunes on it to reformat it(since Itunes won't let me restore it.)
A solution I've found, is to use another program to sync music like Winamp, or an older version of Itunes(earlier than 9).
I believe the problem lies within the firmware of the ipod. The older ipod classics havn't a had firmware update since Itunes 8, so there's no hope that Apple is going fix this. I'm 100% this is the problem, because Best Buy has replaced my ipod with a refurb 3 times in the last 6 months.
I feel your pain, and hope this helps.
I have a similar problem. My 80gig classic used to sync fine then I started having problems. It goes through the whole sync process and says sync complete, then a message pops up saying not enough memory available to sync. And itunes on windows vista locks up and has to be force closed. Everything that went onto the iPod becomes 'other' and does take up space. All of the music is on the iPod in a hidden file folder, but only a handful of songs actually show up and are playable. I have the latest version of iTunes and it says my iPod software is up to date. I have restored the iPod and completely removed iTunes and it's related programs and reinstalled but no luck. Still have the sync issue. iTunes seems to do everything else fine. And I am only syncing less than half the capacity of the iPod.