I've got a late 2006 ipod classic 5th gen 80gb that has been having some issues when syncing to itunes every week. Half the time the ipod will get stuck on "Do not disconnect" but won't sync so I disconnect and reboot the ipod, plug it back in and it syncs fine. The other half of the time my computer will tell me that the ipod needs a fix and either aske if I want to fix (wipe it) and sync or sync without fixing. I have almost 60gb of music on it and don't want to wipe it so I sync without fixing.
Yesterday I took the ipod into apple because the problems I mentioned above happen every time I try to sync now. The Genius said that my ipod showed some retractions but they thought my hard drive was intact but I needed to wipe it to be certain. So they wiped it. It showed new retractions so they wiped it again. The Genius said even with 60gb of music it shouldn't take more than 4-6 hours to sync. This was shocking to me because the last time I did about a 30-40 gb sync it took about 20 hours.
Yesterday I started syncing and it was as expected very slow going. I forgot to turn of my computer's sleep/hibernate time outs so after syncing to about 20% my computer shut off.
Today I started a sync after changing my pc's sleep/hibernate time outs and after 14 hours (approx 28%) my computer turned off for no reason. I'm really frustrated.
The question finally! How can I get music synced back on to my ipod???
OR I thought maybe syncing in chunks might solve these "shut downs" and having to start from scratch. Maybe I could sync all the songs that start with "A" then when that's done "B" songs. etc. . . How can I uncheck/unselect ALL of my songs without having to manually uncheck each one?
The Genius told me that the classic Ipods aren't really suited for ongoing gym use because the hard drives aren't as durable as the chips in shuffles/nanos or touchs. I was gifted a nano today that I plan on filling with just my gym playlists. Should I try syncing the new nano before trying to get my classic synced?
Thanks for any help!