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More on music disappearing on iPod mini

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, March 15, 2004
News Categories: iPod mini

Last week we reported that a MacFixit reader reported that his music library was inaccessible on an iPod mini. Today, several readers report smiliar problems. “Last week we began covering a problem where the iPod mini loses access to all data stored on its internal hard drive - though the storage space still appears to be occupied.”

“Joe Paolino’s case is typical of the reports we’ve received so far “After charging my mini overnight, I found that the next morning all of my songs and playlists were missing. I went to the About setting in my iPod and found that the available capacity was the same as it had been the previous day. After connecting to iTunes, the capacity indicator at the bottom of the screen also showed that something was still on my iPod. However, iTunes detected no music or playlists either. Out of curiosity, I loaded one song on the iPod to see if it would show up in iTunes list. The song loaded fine, but then did not appear in iTunes when I had the iPod selected or when I disconnected it and scrolled through the iPod directly.”

It seems that reseting your iPod mini is the best way to remedy the probelm.

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Comments

1

I’ve experience this very same problem once with my 3G 30gig iPod.  I, too, had to reset it.

Posted by Jereme Claussen on March 15, 2004 at 10:14 AM (PDT)

2

I had the same problem just today.  However resetting my mini numerous times didn’t help.  I eventually restored the mini via the update software and everything now seems to be fine.

Posted by Dane on March 15, 2004 at 1:02 PM (PDT)

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