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The specs page for the iPod Classic says "hard drive". That's a mechanical drive with a set of spinning platters and read/write heads. And here's a replacement part for the drive in the unit. The compatibility list on that page lists: iPod 6th Gen 160GB iPod 7th Gen 160GB And here's a video that gives some details on the Samsung drive in the unit: ...


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Yes. You need the discontinued "iPod" camera connector. (not to be confused with the iOS iPad camera connector) http://support.apple.com/kb/TA38187 They are for sale on Amazon (and of course at local thrift shops and electronics shops worldwide). http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Camera-Connector-iPod-White/dp/B000KIRGF4


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Presumably it works the same way as it does in iTunes. Therefore, you must wait for the song to change to the next one by ending for the reproduction count to be increased by one. Clarifying Edit: The counter increases each time the song changes by it self, either to other one, if there is, or to the menu, if it was the last song of a play list. Therefore, ...


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I have an alternative take on this problem: I have just bought a Classic 160 Gb at Amazon few weeks ago and I have been facing the same issues as you. I do not use Mac OS X, nor iTunes to sync. I run Linux and I use Media Monkey on a Windows VirtualBox Machine. During the past two weeks I have tried everything that I could find. iTunes have not even been ...


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It will work as you expect. However, a work around for first-track-will-be-played-most when using album shuffle is to have one or more intermediate playlists that take random samples from the library, e.g., Library 10 000 tracks Playlist A selects 1 000 tracks from Library by random Now if you play from A shuffled by album the first-track-effect will ...


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I looked into the amount of current available from a USB charger when investigating how to charge multiple iPhones / iPads simultaneously. Below is something I learnt that might be relevant. There are several different ways that a charger can "tell" an iPod how much current it can provide - the iPod can't determine this directly. If the charger is a ...


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Performing a hard reset may restore your friend's iPod to working order - doing it should not affect the music loaded onto the iPod. Apple provides instructions for doing this here. From the relevant section: Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.) Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons ...


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The iPod classic has no NVRAM/PRAM or settings that degrade when battery power is disconnected. Unless you want to roll the risk that opening the device causes irreparable harm into the definition of "replacing the battery" - you are safe to go. Just like you can pull a hard drive and place it in a new computer - same with the drives in a classic iPod - ...


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Isai, format the iPod. Go to either Launchpad or Spotlight and open up "Disk Utility". [Applications/Utilities] Now select / click your iPod and type in any name. Now click "Erase" and it will start formatting / erasing. This Will delete all of your Data on your iPod! Make sure there is no portable / usb cable connected to the iPod during this ...


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Open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility), click on your iPod in the sidebar. Select "Erase" from the tabs in the center. Enter a name for the disk, then from the dropdown, select any of the 'Mac OS X' options. Click the "Erase" button in the right hand bottom corner. This will delete all your data on the iPod Wait for it to finish formatting, ...


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Yes, you can and it'll work. Detailed guide for replacement here: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Installing+iPod+Classic+Hard+Drive/564/1


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Replacing the battery in your iPod Classic should not wipe any of your music or data. All of the music and data stored on any iOS device is stored on either flash memory or in the case of the classic, an HDD. That being said, anytime you undertake a repair like this you always run the risk of encountering some sort of error that will require you to restore ...


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It may be hard to give you a concrete yes/no answer, because things always can go wrong, and even if you get the battery replaced, you may break something in the process of getting it put back together. (The replacement procedure is quite an involved ordeal, as you are likely aware). That said, I found this forum which caused me to dig into it a little ...


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There's ways and means of getting the iPod games but they're predominately illegal, if it's just those games you want I'd contact Apple as whilst they've probably stopped selling them somewhere they won't have gotten rid of them completely. If it's just a case of extra functionality and games for it I'd highly recommend looking at the Rockbox project which ...


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You could try running SpinRite on the disk, then trying again to get the files off. SpinRite (among other things) talks the drive's internal error correction into working better so Windows or the iPod's OS can more-easily read the files.


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I tried and failed to find a repository a while back, however if you're lucky, there are torrents for the complete archive which crop up sometimes. Obviously the torrents exist in multiple places, but there are rarely any seeders. Obviously you'd have had to purchase them to be entitled to use them, and if you had purchased them, you wouldn't have been able ...


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Given your problems, I think it's extremely unlikely that this is a problem with Mac OS X, even though you haven't yet reproduced the same error with Windows. While not beyond the realm of possibility, it seems extremely unlikely that a failure in Mac OS X would only affect one device, and in such a specific way. You mention you bought this just under a ...


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I found the following answer and it has worked! http://forums.ilounge.com/windows-ipod-discussion-problems/160623-ipod-not-being-detected-itunes-updater.html#post920916 In brief, the solution is to: Disconnect the iPod. Uninstall iTunes and iPod Updater and reboot. Hold down the Center and Menu buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen ...


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The iPod Classic Models use 'mechanical' hard drive platters. That is the round disk that also hard disk drives have. You notice this by the noise they make.


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All generations of the iPod classic use a hard-drive for storage. That's what the Apple's tech specs specify, as well as Wikipedia.



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