256 gb ipod classic went crazy, now ok?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I recently bought an ipod classic modified with an sdxc card to 256gb, and it has been working fine for about 3 months or so. I was playing it, and when the song on an album finished, it went weird. I used the clickwheel to get the screen to go back to my coverflow of albums to pick another to play, it would not come back up, then it did, and when I tried to pick another album to play, the album art went all botchy colors, and all the other albums in cover flow were missing the art, it would load the album, but it would not start to play, just showed with blotcy album art.

    when I got home and plugged it into itunes, I got a message saying ipod is corrupt, with an error message, showing it with no music on it, but in a few seconds after this, it connects, I see my albums again, and itunes sees it and it is normal again. I then disconnect from itunes, and it is all normal again, albums are there.

    so now it seems itunes got it going again, but I wonder if it is damaged somehow. I dont know what or if I did anything wrong with it, I loaded an mp3 track on it that I recently downloaded free online. all my other music on it is m4a. would this cause problems?

    I know it is hard to tell exactly what caused this incident of crazy behavior for this ipod, there are so many factors.

    I do plug it into a powered usb port on a hub, there are just not enough usb ports on my macmini, and the main ports are used by my keyboard and wacom.
  2. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2013
    to be safe, since you got all your music in your itunes, you might want to format/delete all the songs and reload them again. flash drive might have gotten corrupted.
  3. Ipod Collector macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2015
    Hey there,

    A couple of questions for you about your issue with ipod if you don't mind.

    I mod these classics myself but chose to go the SSD route just because
    of this "possibly corrupt" issue you might be dealing with right here.
    I know how many times I've heard of a micro sd getting corrupted in
    various applications, so it left me kind of wondering if an xdsc card
    would possibly do the same in an ipod mod. I know that thus far I have
    not had any issues with going the ssd route, 256gb samsung 1.8 ssd,
    and to be truthfully honest, I'm actually kind of amazed on how flawless
    it's actually been working, going on 3 months now myself, and not 1 hiccup
    to mention of at all. I can't even tell you when the last time it actually
    performed it's own reboot, even after adding tracks to it through itunes.

    Was the battery in the ipod possibly on the lower side when incident took place ?

    Has it worked good so far ?
  4. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    No, I think the battery was ok, maybe 1/2 used if that, and so far, it works fine now, I do have a sort of vynl decal cover over the click wheel which makes the scrolling a little sticky, I wonder if that might have had an affect on it.

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