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  • niruck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried this, unfortunatelly the Pending Sector is still 1...

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    Then try a reformat followed by DFU restore.



  • niruck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cannot even reformat it anymore... windows freezes. I guess I need a new IPod

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    Sounds like it.



  • niruck Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Would it be worth just to buy a new harddisk and change this by myself?

  • bferril Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello! I ran the data for my iPod and it doesn't look good

    However, I still want to try to make mine work!


    Retracts: 27

    Reallocs: 3696

    Pending sectors: 16

    PowerON hours: 325

    Start/stops: 95223

    Temp current: 31c

    Temp min: 70c

    Temp max: 233c


    I've read a couple people have "reformated" the iPod on their computers or done a "low-level format."


    What is that and how can I run that for my ipod? Is there a website or program I need to use?


    Please help!

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    See Corrupt iPod classic for a more recent set of troubleshooting suggestions. You could try the DFU restore. Windows should be able to format the drive if it is in disk mode. That said your temperature stats would suggest something has gone very wrong at some point. The min. is obviously wrong and even if the max. temp. is an exaggeration high temps in the processor can be a cause of random processor output and if present would be likely to have caused damage.



  • helkel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Some history: It is a iPod 5G 30GB, I got it brand new from Apple Store online in 2006, Jan of that year iirc? It was heavy usage all the way but lovingly taken care of as much as I could. Anyhow, the hdd still died after about 4 years - lasted me until beginning of 2010. I had DIY replaced it in 2010 Sept only after months of leaving the iPod around as a "paperweight". Got the replacement off eBay for like USD48ish then incl. shipping from a China seller dealing in iPod spare parts.


    Note: usage for iPod during 2010-2014 ever since replacement of original hdd was really minimal as compared to the 2006-2010 days...


    Earlier this year, the original battery died too - wouldn't last longer than 15-20mins on a full charge. *whew finally lol* So I had that DIY replaced too, in April.


    The iPod was working OK for 3 month-ish after battery replacement *but* recent weeks I hear sluggish clicking of hdd occasionally when powering on/off. Eeerily reminiscent of the initial hdd failure, hurhur. And sometimes during song transfer from PC to hdd, the iPod would take uber long to sync or would hang even! Hence had to Reset to get it to work...


    You guys think this iPod's worth a replacement hdd (again) or could it be other components failing? SDRam and Flash tests were OK. I wanted to do a complete rehaul of the music collection in it earlier and did a Restore in iTunes (also, new PC, wanted to 're-pair' with and all that...) Well now it wouldn't be detected in the new PC nor old PC (both Windows). The Restore went OK, I was in the middle of transferring songs when the iPod hanged and after a Reset, it wouldn't be detected anymore... -_- The iPod cable shouldn't be faulty as it works with my iPod Nano on both PCs.


    I really love my laser engraved iPod, it was an Apple Store online special? Free laser engraving thingy. The words I chose then still meant something to me now.


    Retracts: 231

    Reallocs: 78

    Pending Sectors: 19

    PowerOn Hours: 1744

    Start/Stops: 9052

    (only these 5 entries shown)



    Temp: Current 29c

    Min 243c

    Max 56c

    (pulled temp from HDSpecs, no idea why Min/Max seems reversed but 243c is reaaaal high if its indeed Max temp...)


    Any hope for this iPod/hdd? Is the hdd dead/dying again? Is the replacement battery dying/faulty? After installing it in April, it did take an overnight charge plus like 2 days of inactivity before my PC would recognise the iPod with this replacement battery.

    What do you advise?

    (Sorry if my post is necro-ing the thread. I read all 9 pages and ttf2 seems like a helpful and knowledgeable person )

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    Same advice as above really. Try the DFU restore which should clear the pending sectors (not a large number) and use the break up large transfers method to repopulate it rather than trying to sync everything in one hit. See how it goes.



  • helkel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I actually transfer 1 song by 1 song when it hanged and won't be detected...

    Had to wait a day for my PC to detect the iPod now... gonna try the DFU restore I guess. Already did a non-Quick Format FAT32 prior to Restore.


    The sluggish clicking sounds suggest pending hdd failure?



    Thanks for the advice

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    helkel wrote:


    I actually transfer 1 song by 1 song when it hanged and won't be detected...


    If it is that flaky then it might be time to call it.



  • helkel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yea, seems like nothing else I can do but to 'call it' - 'working' paperweight status if I can help it I'll still try to get the hdd replaced. Waiting on a hdd delivery - goodness those things are relatively cheap... hurhur. From an eBay seller based in China.


    But regardless, am on the lookout for a new portable music player already...


    Nonrelated side note: I'll think of ya when watching The Imitation Game this year end. Thanks for your solidarity and advice

  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (59,925 points)

    You're welcome.



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