iPod Touch adding songs problem

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by knight26, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. knight26 macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    So I got my iPod Touch last week at Best Buy and I had to get it replaced due to a deformed unit (the chrome steel is deformed, and the glass isn't snapped in correctly), and I got this replacement and I am worried this is another faulty unit. When I started adding songs from iTunes into my new iPod, two of a rather small batch of songs ended up corrupted. Is this normal or is it a faulty internal flash memory (or other parts of this iPod)?

    Please help.

    EDIT: re-uploaded the two songs and they play fine, but my question still stands. Is this a sign of a faulty flash chip with faulty blocks or memory cells?
  2. knight26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    Corrupted as in they won't play a sound at all. I compared file sizes and these corrupted files were smaller than the copy in my iTunes.
  3. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    It's not a hardware issue - I'll tell you that much. It has something to do with the format those songs are in or how you are syncing them. If not all of them are "corrupted," then that means it's not a hardware issue.

    How did you check the file sizes on the device?
  4. knight26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    On iTunes under my iPod's song list I right-click it and clicked "Get Info."

    It should pop up a window with brief details of this song. One of them would be the size. I did the same to the other copy in my iTunes library and both sizes differ. The iPod copy being significantly smaller. It must have dropped in the transfer or some of my flash chip has a bad block or two...
  5. knight26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    So I went through all my songs on this iPod (that I haven't yet listened to) and found two more.
  6. mannix87 macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2005
    in the southeast
    it must have gotten corrupted during that particular sync process. check the "date added" pane in your itunes & find out from what particular batch the corrupted files came from. I don't think your ipod is faulty. just re-sync the affected files & you should be fine. It used to happen to me w/ my older ipods, a rarity though.
  7. supermassive macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2010
    The flash memory on your iPt automatically detects faulty blocks and marks them accordingly. If there were too many bad blocks, then the total capacity would decrease. Files wouldn't be affected directly.

    It must be some file-format issue.
  8. knight26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010
    Well I plugged my iPod into another computer and copied some songs off there. A song I downloaded from the iTunes store ended up corrupted as described so this shouldn't be an issue with the file formats. Another file also ended up corrupted.
  9. tablo13 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2010
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Well, can you play the original songs on the computer?
  10. knight26 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2010

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