Need to extract music from iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Bangus, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Hey guys,

    Would love some help here. I have a very old iPod Classic with a flat battery that can't be charged, even turns off after several minutes if plugged in. Apple geniuses can't do anything about it.
    In short, the songs I've got on there are the only copies left (long story short, mum threw out my old PC. I now have a different iTunes account)

    Is there anyone out there that could offer me some tips to extract these old files out? I am now using a Mac. I am desperate. Tried running around in Perth to Asian repair shops and no one could offer any solutions.
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    They can't replace the battery?
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2006
    If you can access your iPod from your Mac, give Floola a try.

  4. macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2012
    London, The United Kingdom
  5. JMG
    macrumors 6502a


    May 4, 2006
    +1 for Senuti. It keeps track of what is on your computer and what is on your iPod, so that may help when it suddenly shuts down during the install.
  6. macrumors 68020


    Aug 13, 2011
    If it only stays on for a few minutes before shutting off, why not enable disk use when it is on and then use the finder to drag everything off of there before it goes out?
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2012
    Thanks guys, for all the suggestions!
    Will sure try it out!

    miles01110: Apple geniuses suggested looking for a battery off ebay :(
    And I'm a girl that is practically hopeless with repairing things lol how typical!
  8. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    well ehy can't you buy the battery on ebay and them give it to geniuses?
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2008
    Geniuses don't replace iPod batteries, most of which require soldering. Apple has a "battery replacement" service for iPods, but they basically take your iPod with its dead battery and replace it with a refurbished one, and it doesn't include a data transferral service...they expect you to just re-sync the replacement iPod with your iTunes. In the case of the OP, who wants to KEEP her iPod, this wouldn't help.

    -- Nathan
  10. macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    unfortunately they are no longer free...

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