My PC no longer recongize me iPod Classic (80gb). It keeps resetting itself whenever I try to play music. IT shows it's full but I can't browse for tracks. I can't reformat or do anything with it while it's plugged into my computer (Win7). It says it's a RAW files sytem when I try to do anything in cmd/chck disk etc..
power on: 2095
Current temp: 27C
when I first did this test last week, I had only 3 pending. Then I read that tutorial about hitting it, so I beat the crap outta my ipod and it went to 7. Please help
The stats don't look too serious. Try a DFU reset as described in this thread. https://discussions.apple.com/message/20043077#20043077
hi please help! here are my diagnostics...
pending sectors: 8
poweron hours: 490
temp: current 34c
temp: min 3c
tempt: Max 51c
all that happen's when i connect my ipod classic is i have to format it, then restore it and then it won't appear in itunes window once it has reset. i't just goes round in circles! help me !!!!!!
Same advice as above: Try a DFU reset as described in this thread.
If you have a PC it might help if you could ask a Mac-owning friend to restore it for you, or vice-versa.
ok now i'm getting somewhere, once i reset i put it into disk mode, only the can i sync about 60 song's worth, then it interupts the sync with a message stating " itunes can not completethe sync as your ipod due to a problem with the ipod" blah blah need's formatting..so i format, then restore then back to square one, going round in very irritating circles of poop. help
Pending Sectors: 19
Poweron Hour: 639
Temp: Current 26c
Temp: Min 54c
Temp: Max 252c
I tried to do an Error-Check in Disk mode and then it reset itself part way through it. The stats on my ipod seem very parculiar compare to others in this thread. Can you please help?
Something has obviously gone wrong at some point as the temperatures don't really make sense. Did the numbers change before and after the disk check? The reset may have been triggered if the drive wasn't able to find the tracks it was supposed to test, which again doesn't give much cause for optimism.
You can try a DFU reset or drive format to see if that will clear the remaining pending sectors into the reallocated group, but I suspect the drive is no longer healthy enough to be used for your media...
These numbers were before the disk check. After I did a disk check I looked at the SMARTdata again and this is what it said:
Pending Sectors: 8
PowerOn Hours: 640
Temp: Current 28c
Temp: Min 54c
Temp: Max 252c
The pending sectors went down but resulted to an increase in Reallocs. I've formatted and have done a DFU reset twice already.
Hey tt2, it seems you are the man to talk to.
My ipod (Classic 5th Gen 80GB) stopped working today when i went to restore it to default, as a quick way to reformat and get rid of the content on it so as to sync new content, never had any problems like this before.
Same error message as everyone else it seems (1439). is it just me or does it seem to be affecting all the old models quite coincedentally at the same time? haha. anywho i digress...
I've read your other posts and tried all the suggestions, but none have worked so far. I ran the iPod self diagnostic and got the following results, I would be grateful if you could spare the time to tell me your opinion on it, :-
Pending Sectors: 0
Power on hours:328
min temp: 6C
max temp: 54C
current temp: 33C
Cheers to anyone who can shed some light on this.
High start/stop count, but not unreasonable for a 5th gen. I suppose. Reallocs is low and none pending is good news. It ought to behave... Try restoring using the following process. I assume it's valid for 5th gen. though I've only done it on my son's 6th gen. classic.
Connect the classic to your computer with iTunes running then press and hold down Menu & Select like a normal reset but keep holding for 12 seconds. The iPod should reset as normal and then the screen should go black. iTunes should detect the device in recovery mode and offer to restore.
Other things to try are alternate ports, cables, and computers in case the issue is elsewhere in the chain.