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Question: Received error 1439 when trying to restore my classic.

Ipod froze after playing on a Bose sound dock. went to reset and then instructed to restore to factory settings. Got error 1439 when restore did not work. tried turning off and on computer, switching USB ports, and also downloaded latest itunes

iPod classic, Windows Vista

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Sep 19, 2012 7:06 AM in response to Rock8860 In response to Rock8860

I assume you have seen this article regarding this error message.

iPod: Cannot restore or update in iTunes with error 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436, or 1439


It could be an indication or a damaged or dying hard drive. I would recommend doing a disk diagnostic on the iPod's HD using the instructions given by turingtest2 in this older thread. He also covers what the resulting numbers indicate.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3784647?start=0&tstart=0


B-rock

Sep 19, 2012 7:06 AM

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Oct 16, 2012 11:52 AM in response to Rock8860 In response to Rock8860

Be good to know what the diagnostic results are.


I've also just run into an issue where I couldn't restore an iPod with a corrupt file system, and the "super fix" in that linked article wasn't working for me. I've run across a potentially useful workaround.


iPod Classic went on the fritz today just after syncing. Couldn't restore via iTunes, kept getting 1439 errors, Windows wouldn't format as FAT32, claimed the "Volume is too big for FAT32". Finally tracked down EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition (Free) and formatted as FAT32 with 128k clusters. The iPod is filling back up again. Might be worth a shot here...


tt2

Oct 16, 2012 11:52 AM

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