how to check ipod hard drive for errors fragmentation

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sossity, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I was told this may help me with my issue of songs skipping on my ipod, but are ok in itunes & on my external hard drive.

    I notice my other thread has no replies, so I will ask how to check the ipods drive for problems that may causing the skipping songs from particular albums on my ipod.

    I am on a 2010 macbook pro i7, snow leopard 10.6.3, with the 7th gen ipod 160 gb classic, bought new, & itunes 10.1.2.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. ZazenZach macrumors member

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    as of right now, there is no software developed that is capable of doing what you need.
     
  4. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I plugged in my ipod, & ran disk utility on it to check it & it showed it as ok. But still dont know if this will help with my song skipping problem.
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Restore iPod (erases iPod) and re-sync your data back to it.

    If under warranty, contact Apple for support.

    How old is your iPod? What version? Harddrive based? HD can die after a few years. Sounds like the HD. Whoever told you about defrag is CLUELESS.
     
  6. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is the 7th gen 160 gb ipod classic, it is hard drive based, model MC297LL, version 2.0.4 Mac, I bought it new from ebay (I know this was probably a mistake) several months ago, it came in the box with everything.
     
  7. bigus7674 macrumors member

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    My girlfriend's iPod (80GB Video) was having the same problem - only skipping certain songs. Couldn't figure it out for the life of me - I restored the iPod, resynced iTunes..nothing seemed to work. THEN...I came across a thread online somewhere...but basically it said to check the encoding of the songs that are being skipped. Apparently, there are certain encodings that don't "play nicely" with iTunes...so, I found some of the songs that were being skipped, right-clicked the songs in iTunes, saw that the encoding was some "off-brand" encoding, and just converted it to MP3, deleted the old song, resynced the iPod and VOILA! Songs have been playing fine since...I did this about 2 weeks ago now and everything is still working correctly. I'd start there and see if it works for you.

    PS - yes, the songs were playing correctly within iTunes, both before and after the conversion.
     
  8. Sossity thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All my albums are encoded in the same lame mp3 encoder, & my other albums are ok, but I will try reconverting the album.
     

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