Corrupt iPod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by orbit, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. orbit macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2004
    I have a 80 gig iPod classic running the 1.1.2 software and up until today it has run without a problem.
    But today when I plugged it in it came up with the error saying:

    Itunes cannot read the contents of the iPod “Josh's iPod”. Go to the Summary tab in ipod preferences and click restore to restore this ipod to factory settings.

    So i did that and it all seemed fine, I copied my music back on and then plugged it into a friends computer to copy some of his music (originally it was mine) but then itunes froze so I force quit it. and then it started giving me that error again.

    Now it keeps switching between that error, and not even mounting at all. If i try mount it with disk utility it says to repair the disk so i did that but that gives me this error: "Disk Utility can’t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files."

    Any ideas? the ipod still works fine when not connected to a computer but only have a few gig of music now :(

    BTW all computers used were running mac os x 10.6 and 10.5
  2. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    Hmm . . .

    Do you have all your music files on your hard drive? If so, I'd do what
    DiskUtility says: reformat the drive. Then reinstall all your music.

    Were you doing anything special when this occurred?

    I would also take a guess that maybe your iTunes library is corrupt. The
    iLounge web site has "The Complete Guide to Rebuilding or Cleaning Your
    iTunes Library" - I think you can use the .xml file to recreate the library, but
    I'm not an expert.

    Hope this helps . . .

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