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Cranky iPod

...and my iPod is being cranky again, wanting to pretend like it doesn't have anything on it and needs to be restored.

ARGH!

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elcuervonegro
Nov. 16th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
Must be something in the air. Mine's doing the same danged thing and I just had the harddrive replaced a month ago. I think I'll be sending it back when I get back form Dallas.
drmellow
Nov. 16th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
Dag nab it!

I wanna chat with you sometime about your iPod experience. I might need to be sending mine off for repair, I guess. Maybe after Thanksgiving, when I have have time again, I'll stop by and pester you about the process.
elcuervonegro
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Sure thing! I'll be back in the office on Monday. :)
drmellow
Nov. 16th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'll see you after Thanksgiving -- I'm out all next week. ;)
theevilhalf
Nov. 16th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
I've had this problem before (2 or 3 times I think.) Only once did I have to restore. Here's what I did:

1. Reset it.

2. Before connecting to the computer manually set to disk mode. Then after it's connected to the computer, use Disk Utility to _verify_ the iPod. If errors are found back up your iPod (see #3). Also use the terminal to explore the iPod to see if your music files are there. Repair using Disk Utility after backing up the iPod (see #3).

3. Use iPodViewer to copy your music to your hard disk. You could probably use the terminal to do the same thing maybe cp /Volumes/ipod_name/iPod_Control/Music/* /ipod_backup/ (my *nix fu is not strong so don't take my word for it.) Also you can clone your iPod using iPod.iTunes (I've not used it.) Repair w/Disk Utility or restore. Return your music to the iPod via disk mode as it's faster than using iTunes but I don't know how iTunes will react if you're managing the iPod automatically.

As I recall, reset worked once, repair using Disk Utility worked once and had to restore once (which I think was meep's not mine.) FYI - I manually manage my 20G iPod as I don't want iTunes to do it, plus I like to keep the G5's drive as free as possible. I do have 2 backups of my iPod on 2 different drives.
drmellow
Nov. 16th, 2006 06:36 pm (UTC)
I don't care so much about copying my music to the hard disk -- I use iTunes to manage all my music anyway, so it's already there. In fact, the music is on the iPod -- I'm listening to it now. But none of my playlists are on there. Weird. When I plugged the iPod into the computer this morning, it wanted to restore it. I tried to let it, but it wouldn't. I think the Verify/Repair with Disk Utility will be a good next step.

I don't care if it takes iTunes a long time to re-synch the music -- I can let it do that while I sleep.
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