How to get around bad sectors on iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by djsven, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2009
    My 160GB iPod Classic has bad sectors at the beginning of the drive (only in the first 200MB or so), where iTunes likes to put the firmware files.

    Is there a way I can partition / delete this space so that I can force iTunes to put the firmware somewhere else in the available 159.8GB on the drive?

    (Yes I've tried everything else: resetting, restoring, disk mode, diagnostic mode, etc)
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2009
    I have the same problem with an 80g classic. No matter what I do it doesn't work. Try to run CHKDSK maybe it will pick something up that you haven't seen before. I took it to an apple genius and they told me that I needed to replace the hard drive (although I haven't ordered a replacement for it yet)
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2009
    I have tried chkdsk. It does nothing.
    The silly thing is that I actually know where the bad sectors are... I just need to avoid them.

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