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Question: Error Code 1439 (This iPod cannot be restored)

My 160gb iPod Classic gave up the ghost a couple of days ago, sync'd to iTunes and came up with a message saying it was corrupted and needed to be restored. Went through the process and, when it rebooted, was stuck on the Apple logo. Went through the recovery process as shown on the help pages but now it comes up with "The iPod could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1439)". Followed every option on the help pages to try and restore it but just goes back to the same error message. Windows does not recognise it properly (seems to think it is a disk drive, not a hard drive), on both a PC running Vista and a laptop running Windows 7. Help! I'm iPod-less and going crazy!

iPod (5th generation), Windows Vista

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Sep 25, 2012 12:35 PM in response to OriginalBigAudio In response to OriginalBigAudio

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 25, 2012 12:35 PM

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Oct 16, 2012 11:54 AM in response to OriginalBigAudio In response to OriginalBigAudio

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 11:54 AM

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