iPod 160GB Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Miss_Huffy, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Miss_Huffy macrumors newbie

    Miss_Huffy

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    Hi, My iPod Classic keeps displaying a dialog box stating that "this iPod has been corrupted.." It will sync everything that is currently in iTunes but cannot sync any fresh content.
    I have restored the iPod very frequently and restored all settings to factory settings all to no avail. As far as I can work out it is one of the earlier 'thicker' Classic models.
    The Macbook has had several updates likewise iTunes has had every update. Would this have caused a problem or perhaps I should look for a previous iTunes library? I cannot remember exactly when the 'corrupted' notice first happened. Any help gratefully received thank you
     
  2. albertfallickwa macrumors 6502a

    albertfallickwa

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    Your hard drive is dying... you need to replace it.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Google how to check the SMART data of the hard drive.
     
  4. Miss_Huffy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Miss_Huffy

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    Thank you very much for your advice. I will get to it. Have to say that my iPod has served me extremely well as it is used constantly and it is one of the thicker early models so it has done very well. Thank you
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

    BrettApple

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    Definitely check the SMART stats in diagnostic mode, a bad HDD is usually the problem but sometimes it's nice to know for sure.

    Please don't get rid of it just because the drive is going bad though, as they are replaceable. Either with a new drive or with a CF/SD card or SSD with an adapter. That's what makes the Classic great. Drive dies, get a new one that doesn't have moving parts and call it a day. Should last for many many more years. Plus the battery is pretty easy to change too and readily available online.

    It always makes me sad when something breaks and people just throw it out without even thinking. Of course not everyone is like this, but I know people who are. And most of them are not on the Macrumors forums haha. We're all a little different around here :)

    Long live the iPod!
     
  6. Miss_Huffy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Miss_Huffy

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    Hi,
    Thank you for your response.
    I am certainly not throwing it out because I agree with you the iPod and especially the Classic, is an iconic design piece. What is happening is that it is going to a friend who revamps damaged/old iPods, he is taking mine in part exchange for one of his thinner revamped iPods which has an SSD. Mine will then be reconditioned with an SSD and the existing front panel and screen will be kept. The silver backs always get scratched no matter how carefully one tries to keep them pristine. It will be having a new second life, long live the iPod Classic.
    Kind regards, Petrina
     
  7. Reality4711 macrumors 6502

    Reality4711

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    Welcome Miss_Huffy from fellow Border owner retiree.
    My classic is stinging strong (touch wood) but may be reaching the limit on storage soon. Too much music too little time.:)
    Regards
    Sharkey

    ps. how old is the border?
     

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