Artwork shows as black squares

Discussion in 'iPod' started by whoamygod, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. whoamygod macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2007
    Greenville, NC
    The other night, I used the "Get Album Artwork" feature in iTunes and everything worked out fine. The artwork displayed flawlessly in iTunes. So, then I synced my iPod and afterward decided to test it out. I just put in on Shuffle Songs and found that the majority of the artwork just shows up as solid black squares on the iPod. After looking into it some more, I realized that any artists before G in the alphabet displayed correctly, but somewhere after that, they just show as black squares. I thought maybe it was due to space, but it says I still have like 350 MB of free space on the iPod. I am using Windows XP, by the way. Anyone know what the problem is?
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2006
    The file on your iPod that handles art might be corrupt. Try this:

    -Dock iPod, turn OFF the "Add artwork to iPod" option and sync.
    -Eject iPod
    -Dock iPod again, re-enable "Add artwork to iPod" and re-sync.

    This will copy all fresh copies of the art & the artwork database file to iPod.

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