Is your iPod corrupted or hanged up? Or you slept in night while your iPod was still working & now when you woke up in the morning, your iPod has just frozen up?
Its the time when you are beating your head because you haven’t created any backup of your files on it. You connect it to a PC or a mac but iTunes is requesting to restore your iPod which means loss of your important data. Well, before restoring or formatting your iPod, do consider reading this article. This method will not erase any data on your iPod.
Difference between a Corrupted iPod & a Hanged iPod:
Before we get started, it is very important to know th difference between a Hanged iPod & a Corrupted iPod. An iPod gets hanged up when it has been working since hours or it has not been safely ejected from a computer or a corrupted mp3 file has been played on it. While iPod corruption is mainly caused by a corrupted mp3 file or not ejecting the iPod safely from computer.
How would I know that my iPod is corrupted or hanged up?
Its simple, if your iPod is hanged it will just not react, not even switching it on or off is possible. But if your iPod is corrupted it will be not be totally frozen up but it be will continuously restarting itself or it may act very unusual. However, if you connect either a hanged or corrupted iPod to a mac or a PC, iTunes will always show it as a corrupted iPod & will ask you to restore it.
How to repair a hanged iPod?
Well repairing a hanged iPod is very simple & easy. Its just a one step process. Unplug the iPod from a PC, mac or an iPod charger. Then just press the Center & the Menu button simultaneously for 10 seconds. Yes that’s it The magic combination key. Well there is no magic here, its just a simple trick to restart an iPod.
Well a hanged iPod can be repaired by this way but if your iPod is corrupted, then you are in trouble! But don’t worry there is still some hope!
How to repair a corrupted iPod?
Note: Chances are very low that your iPod data can be safely recovered from a corrupted iPod!
In this case, first try connecting your iPod to a Mac or PC. If windows or Mac OS is able to detect & read data from your drive (It will be available in My Computer & windows will show it as a Removable Drive). Then simply copy all folders & files into a folder on your PC hard drive (Remember: Don’t forget to copy all hidden files & folders).
Now restore your iPod using iTunes & also if an upgrade is available for your iPod so upgrade it. Now when your iPod has been restored or formatted. Copy the hidden folder back to iPod (Note: Do not copy the corrupted files back to your iPod as it may again corrupt your iPod) & your iPod is ready.
But if the drive is not detected, take your iPod to a your nearest recovery center.
UPDATE: If you don’t have any important data on your ipod & your ipod is corrupted then simply format your ipod with Windows Format utility & then connect it to latest version of iTunes. Let the iTunes restore or update your iPod. Your ipod will be ready by this time with new firmware files.
Sometimes, iTunes cannot restore or update the iPod. In this condition you should opt for the following measures:
- Update iTunes to the latest version and attempt to restore your iPod.
- Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and restore.
- Remove any third-party USB devices you have connected to your computer (it is not necessary to remove your keyboard or mouse).
- If you use Windows, re-register .dll files as described in article #304996.
- For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers.
- Try connecting your iPod to another computer and then try restoring or formating your iPod.
Note: If you have an iPod shuffle you may need to use the iPod Reset Utility to restore the iPod. Â© Yogtec’s Digital Technology