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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:50 AM   #1
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iPod Classic Corrupt (wont restore)

My iPod Classic 6 gen 80gb is corrupt according to iTunes and needs restoring, but whenever i restore it says the same thing. Ive tried erasing with disk utility then restoring but it doesn't help. Anyone got any advice to get it working?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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It could be a sign of the hard drive failing.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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I thought so, i guess theres no fix then
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I thought so, i guess theres no fix then
Actually yes it can be fixed. If you have an IBM PC, get the software called Spinrite along with a CF/IDE adapter and open the iPod and get the HDD out. Connect it with the adapter to a PC and run Spinrite on it. There is a testimonial on GRC.com about this being a success.

Spinrite is typically run on normal computer HDD's, but can just as easily fix an iPod HDD.

I use Spinrite all the time to fix HDD's and maintain them.

Below is my old MBP HDD in a Dell PC with Spinrite working on it.

Independent review of Spinrite (not me)

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I think those iPods have 1.8" HDDs and I don't think it a standard connector.
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I don't have an IBM computer unfortunately, the iPod boots fine and i can scroll menus etc but then iTunes says its corrupted so i suppose theres not much i can do.
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I don't have an IBM computer unfortunately, the iPod boots fine and i can scroll menus etc but then iTunes says its corrupted so i suppose theres not much i can do.
Do you have a friend or family member who'd let you borrow their PC?
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Do you have a friend or family member who'd let you borrow their PC?
I think i know someone who has a thinkpad actually, would this work with an iPod?
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I think i know someone who has a thinkpad actually, would this work with an iPod?
Probably, if you're comfortable enough with dismantling the laptop. I'd recommend a regular desktop PC to do it though.
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I think il just sell it, thanks for the help though.
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