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  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    The hard drive is shot. You could look into DIY or mail-in hard drive replacement options.



  • Joseph Sing Level 1 Level 1

    Hi,i tried you awesome suggestion but i found while i testing it as show message"HP DETECT:0,Menu to continue".i tried to press Menu button ad other buttton of iPod but does not help.

    Kindly help.


  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    You should be able to reboot with MENU+SELECT. Are you sure that doesn't read HD DETECT:0? If so it may mean the drive isn't detected at all, so can't be queried for stats. Does it have the Red X icon when you reboot?



  • slinky_sam Level 1 Level 1



    My ipod classic was working ok until I plugged it into iTunes the other day and the display said it was syncing. When finished syncing and ejected, it said there was no music or anything on the ipod. (Although 90GB of the 160Gb HD showed as full in My Computer)


    I then plugged in my working 4GB iPod into the PC and the exact same thing happened. It erased the content.


    The iPod Classic data from today is as follows:

    Retracts: 17

    Reallocs:  9

    Pending Sectors:  0

    Poweron Hours:  555

    Start/Stops:  43595

    Temp Current:  27C

    Temp Min:  55C

    Temp Max:  255C


    (Interesting to note that the air temperature here at the moment is about 16C).


    The only other symptons it has shown recently is about a month ago I went to use the ipod and it had no content (like this). I successfull restored and re-syncing the data.


    I suspected the problem was because the ipod was too cold (left in my car overnight in winter) and the second time this happened I put it in my pocket to warm for a while and the content magically came back on a reset without the need to restore.


    Can you help? Thanks

  • stevenshayegh Level 1 Level 1

    Retracts: 14

    Reallocs: 64

    Pending Sectors: 64

    PowerOn Hours: 310

    Start/Stop: 32549

    Temp: Current 35c

    Temp: Min 55c

    Temp: Max 255c


    You seem to know you stuff when it comes to iPods! Those are my stats..... Should I just buy a new one or do I have some hope of keeping this one working? Hasn't worked in months by the way

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    The temps are obviously way out but 64 current and 64 pending reallocations doesn't seem too bad. Try the DFU recovery method from Corrupt iPod classic. Review the stats again after attempting to load a few albums onto the device.



  • stevenshayegh Level 1 Level 1

    My friend, as an unemployed student who has been without portable music (of over 8GB ) for about six-eight months and was two days away from paying £100 for a new iPod classic, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The DFU restore worked an absolute charm and I am currently syncing my massive music library onto my beautiful and 120GB iPod. I can throwaway the piece of **** 8GB mp3 player I've been using all this time and dedicate the rest of my life to finding you and hugging you. Thank you so much brother, peace be with you for the rest of your days. May your hemorrhoids shrink without surgery.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    You're welcome.


    Virtual hugs are fine, no 'rhoids to worry about so far.



  • ccutts123 Level 1 Level 1

    My stats, after my iPod has shown all kinds of errors in iTunes (predominantly -53) and will not sync at all. It's 5 years old, used for hours every day and has been dropped a couple of times recently, so I'm guessing the hard drive is failing, but would like your thoughts?


    Retracts: 15

    Reallocs: 992

    Pending sectors: 0

    PowerOn Hours: 587

    Starts/Stops: 77780

    Temp: Current 37c

    Temp: Min 9c

    Temp: Max 58c


    When I'm back home, I'm going to see how it syncs on a different computer to double-check. But I suspect it may be time for a new one :'(


    (Oh, and the reallocs figure was at about 300 yesterday, when I first did a diagnostics test before messing about with all kinds of methods to try to get it to sync)

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    The fact that the pending count is down to 0 is encouraging, but it needs to remain there after you've added some music.



  • Shikari12345 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi turingtest2,


    Seeing as you seem to really know your stuff iPod wise, I was wondering if you could help me out regards my classic.


    After disconnecting the iPod after uploading songs, it appears to be fully functional although displays 'No Music' 'No Artists' etc.


    The status shows there is only around 45GB remaining so it knows data is there.


    Also, iTunes cannot read any of the data on the iPod.


    In diagnostics mode, the iPod found no issues with the HDD, and windows give similar results, even after trying a chkdsk in cmd no issues were found.


    Also in diagnostics mode, the memory test was successful, which I thought could have been another issue.


    I have tried as many non destructive fixes as I can, including disk checks and even a defrag - which I figured may potentially help with the iPod using a FAT32 filing system.


    I have had no luck as yet, and wondered if you had any ideas to try before I try formatting the iPod?


    Any advice you may have would be hugely appreciated,



  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9

    If the iPod's own database is corrupt it will appear empty even if the media is still on the drive. See the first section of  Corrupt iPod classic for tips on how to recover the media from it if you don't have it elsewhere. Once you've extracted the media the DFU restore method should free up all the space and let you reload the device.



  • huebyt Level 1 Level 1

    I just looked up this information and it says my ipod has reached 250c? It works 100% and holds its battery life just like new. Is this even possible?

  • Shikari12345 Level 1 Level 1

    Turingtest2 thanks a lot! I'll definitely give this a try!

  • Shikari12345 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi turingtest2! Just to let you know thanks to your brilliant advice I've managed to get my iPod up and running and I am now undergoing to painful task of copying 12000 songs back across! :-)


    Thanks a lot you've saved a very important part of my life ;-)

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