Songs in a broken ipod classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Dfldanny, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Dfldanny macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Recently my ipod suddenly stopped working, it has the ipod sign with the x eyeballs...
    I tried opening it and putting a business card, slamming it against my hand as it starts with the apple logo. I followed all the procedures but it still doesn't start and the diagnosis screen constantly gets stuck.

    I've come to the realization that it is just unworkable but I have close to 4,000 songs on it that I don't have on my computer because of fear of losing them on my computer bc my computer is old instead I lost them on my ipod.

    Is there a way of transferring the songs I have in my ipod into my computer or must I take it to have it fixed and have a professional transfer the songs?

    I truly could deal without the ipod, I can get another one, it's the 4,000 songs in it that I don't have copies of :-(

    Does anyone have any suggestions????
    I have an ipod classic, I'm not sure the generation mayb second or third or beyond....
    Thanks :)
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    Does your computer acknowledge it has an iPod plugged in? Because if so, there are plenty of free apps you can use to copy your tracks from your iPod to your computer.

    If not then I suggest finding out what the problem is with your iPod. If the hard disk inside has broken, you're screwed basically.
  3. Thraun macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2008
    Abbotsford, BC
    Well, if it wasn't a dead HD originally, it probably is now. Which, as the previous poster mentioned, means you are likely screwed. But you could always try some software to recover the songs. Like Senuti. You don't mention if you have a Mac or PC though.
  4. Dfldanny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    Thanks guys....
    I can put the ipod in disc mode but the computer is not reading the ipod at all. Not sure if it may be the computer not reading the ipod or vice versa.

    I'm guessing I'm pretty much screwed damn it lol grrrrrr...
    I have a windows xp.
    Going to look into senuti or the windows version of it but what would be the sense if the computer isn't reading the ipod anyway?
  5. Dc2006ster macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2011
    Alberta, Canada
    I had the same problem with my 4th gen but noticed that if I left it charging for a long time - days - it came back to life. So I replaced the battery and now it works . Can't remember how much I paid for the battery but it was not much. I think I got the battery at OWC but it may have been amazon.
  6. Dfldanny thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    OMG you saved me!!!!
    Who would have that that was the issue!!!!
    You're my savior
    Thanks to everyone else too who gave input, I learned to backup my music... People keep extra copies of your songs in case something like this happens to you cause it's heartbreaking for music fanatics to lose all their music.

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