iPod Classic, a few questions.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by tranceking26, May 18, 2019.

  1. tranceking26 macrumors regular

    tranceking26

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    #1
    1) Is there any free or cheap software for Windows 7 that can give detailed battery cycle and capacity info? I tried iBackupbot and 3U Tools but they don't seem to support anything that doesn't run iOS.

    2) Is there a way to sync my full iPod library including playlists from the iPod to iTunes? basically the reverse of normal sync. I have the latest version of iTunes, and would install an older one if needed.

    3) I noticed iFixit does not sell batteries for this any more, is there any genuine places left that sell them, preferably with good warranty?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Slix macrumors 65816

    Slix

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    #2
    1) I don't know exactly how it works, but I think Diagnostic Mode is what you're looking for for battery cycles. https://www.finseth.com/parts/ipod.php Obviously, the best test is real world usage; just charge it all the way up and then let it play for a while and see how long it lasts.

    2) I don't think there is a (simple) way to do what you're trying to do with playlists from the iPod. I don't have any experience with them, but I believe there are tools to let you copy files from iPods back to your computer, so maybe someone can chime in and add whether those let you also copy playlists back.

    3) Looks like OWC still sells batteries for some iPods. https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Apple/iPod_Accessories

     
  3. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors regular

    tranceking26

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
  4. retta283 macrumors 6502a

    retta283

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Location:
    Kingman, AZ
    #4
    What gen? If you enable disk access and enable hidden folders you can peek inside and see all the video/music on the iPod. The names get jacked up when you do this, because on the iPod they become four random letters, like ARHC. However once added back to iTunes they have all their info.
     
  5. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors regular

    tranceking26

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    #5
    7th gen, I actually tried this and it doesn't seem to add my playlists.
     
  6. retta283 macrumors 6502a

    retta283

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2018
    Location:
    Kingman, AZ
    #6
    I doubt you will be able to bring the playlists, as they are just a string of text somewhere if I remember correctly. Not its own file.
     
  7. tranceking26 thread starter macrumors regular

    tranceking26

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2013
    #7
    Ah, that explains it, I actually found trial software that can restore the lot, just dunno whether it's worth paying for the full version yet.

    Thanks for trying to help though.
     

Share This Page

6 May 18, 2019