Attempting to copy to the disk "iPod" failed. An unknown error occurred (-51).

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  1. macrumors regular

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    tried with usb and firewire on all the mac mini ports including the keyboard ones...

    is this my excuse to get a 5g?
     
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    pdpfilms

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    What exactly are you trying to do?
     
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    pdpfilms

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    Can you use your ipod (listen to it, play music through it in itunes, etc.)?
    Also, is there anything of value on the ipod that you don't have backed up on your computer? if not, you may want to try a reformat through disk utility.
     
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    mad jew

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    Using the iPod Software Updater seemed to fix the problem temporarily according to this thread. :)
     
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    PCI USB2.0 card fixes the error

    hi all
    i fixed this annoying error with adding a 20euro USB card from belkin to my G5
    i never got the "attempting to copy to disk "Ipod failed" error again.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Here's The Solution

    This Error really kicked my butt for a whole month

    The Error message means that there is an error with a certain track. I just got off the phone with Apple technical support and i learned that the Number in the parenthesis is the number of the song.

    So here's what to do.........

    1. Connect your Ipod to your computer via USB or Firewire.

    2. Let the Ipod Begin to Sync your library.

    3. Watch the track names when it is syncing your itunes music with your ipod.

    4. Be aware for the error message and be able to recall the last song that was attempting to be synced.

    5. The song/file that is causing the error message is corrupted. Either delete that file or convert it and delete the original file.

    6. After you delete/convert that file, Click File, Sync Ipod, and let the sync take place again.

    7. If error occurs more than once you have more than one corrupted file. Repeat the steps until your files are not corrupted. There should not be more than 5 or so files corrupted depending on how many files you have.


    Reasons for File Corruption

    1. Either you have tried to use with some other application and it can't recognize that track anymore.

    2. You have transferred your whole library or a portion of your library while switching to a new computer.

    3. Many other problems that are rare.



    Any other questions hit me up on my e-mail, hartlandhoops23@hotmail.com

    Thanks,

    Kyle
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    thank yoi

    As soon as I read your post I knew exactly what song was causing the error...GRR....I just wish I had visited this forum before I Restored my Ipod.

    Anyways your post was VERY HELPFUL...

    Thanx Robin











     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I started seeing this issue just today. The problem is, I think it is failing on a song I just purchased FROM my iPhone today.

    Any thoughts on this one?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    I have for confirmed that it was for sure my new song that has the problem.

    On my iPhone, I found the newly purchase song under:
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    /private/var/mobile/Media/Purchases
    I tar'd up the album art, song and plist then deleted the originals. Once I did that, I could sync. When I untar'd the files back into place, I got the error again.

    So the big question is, how do I get this to work? Do I try to get a new file some how from Apple (without disclosing details on my jailbroken phone) or is there a way to repair this file?
     
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    DaftUnion

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    Connect your iPod to a different USB port. Might be bad on the one you're using.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    I was able to get iTunes to download the file on my computer. I then was able to sync it up to my phone.
     

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