Question about Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

Open Question

Ipod error 1439

When I try to connect ipod to PC, message stating itunes detects ipod that may be corrupted and needs to be restored. Attempt to restore failed. Error 1439. What do I do now?

Posted by on

  • bigmanlola Jan 01, 2009

    have tried to restore my ipod photo 60gb and now itunes comes up with error 1439 and cannot restore it itself. i reinstalled itunes and the computer now recognises it but cant get any futher than this.

×

5 Suggested Answers

PauldLucky
  • 268 Answers

SOURCE: corrupted

Hi, 

To Restore follow these instructions :

Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

I think you wont be able to do that.

How to restore your iPod:

For Windows:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

For Mac:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod, even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

9. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

Or

Try to reinstall

To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.

Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

Good Luck.

Live, Love, Laugh.

Posted on May 11, 2008

mneilsen2084
  • 342 Answers

SOURCE: Corrupted iTouch

Update and restore error messages on iPhone and iPod touch Last Modified: April 21, 2009 Article: TS1275 Old Article: 307219 Symptoms When trying to update or restore your iPhone or iPod touch with iTunes, you may see an error message in iTunes that stops the update or restore process. You may also see the "Connect to iTunes" screen on your iPhone or iPod touch:


The error message in iTunes may also include one of the following numbers (but is not limited to): 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 19, -18, -48, -50, 1002, 1011, 1013, 1601, 1602, 1603, 1604, 1608, 1609, 1611, 1612, 2003, 2004, -9808
Products Affected iPhone, iTunes 7 for Mac, iTunes 7 for Windows, iPod touch, iPhone 3G, iTunes 8 for Windows, iTunes 8 for Mac, iPod touch (2nd generation) Resolution Many restore errors can be resolved using the troubleshooting steps found in this document.
Update to the latest version of iTunes
To see if you have the latest version of iTunes, open iTunes and:
Windows: Choose Help > Check for Updates Mac: Choose iTunes > Check for Updates

Restart your computer Simply restarting the computer can clear up certain issues that could prevent iPhone or iPod touch from being restored. After restarting, try restoring the device again in iTunes.
USB Troubleshooting Connect iPhone or iPod touch to a different USB port on your Mac or Windows PC. USB 2.0 ports that are built-in to the computer are preferred over a hub. If iPhone or iPod touch were connected to USB ports on the front of the computer, try connecting them to rear USB ports. After doing this, try to restore the device in iTunes.
If this fails, Restore on a different computer. If the issue is not resolved with the above steps, try to restore on a different computer. Ensure that the computer you are restoring on has USB 2.0 ports, the latest version of iTunes, and that you are connecting directly to the computer.
Advanced Steps
Make sure you have admin access

If your still having problems estore using a new user account Create a new user account on your computer and try to restore while logged in as the new user. iTunes will download a new version of the software restore file. After creating the new user, log in to that account and open iTunes and attempt to restore to see whether the issue persists in this new user.

Windows Vista and Windows XP
From the Start menu, choose Control Panel. Open User Accounts. Select Create a new account and follow the instructions to complete the account setup process. Once the new account is created, choose Log Off from the Start menu. Log in to the newly created user account.
When a restore issue is specific to a user, it is likely due to an unusable .ipsw file. The ".ipsw" files are what iTunes uses to restore your iPod or iPhone. If those files are unusable, then try deleting them so iTunes can download a new copy of them. Creating a new user will also cause new .ipsw restore files to be downloaded in the new user. You can find the ".ipsw" files in these locations:
Windows XP iPod touch: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates (If you don't see the Application Data folder, you may need to show hidden files by opening (My Computer) Click on Folder Options. in that window click on the view tab, and make sure that show hidden files is selected.
Windows Vista iPod touch: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates (If you don't see the AppData folder, you may need to show hidden files)
1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. 2. Click the View tab. 3. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, and then click OK.

After removing and reinstalling the latest version of iTunes, try restoring iPhone or iPod touch again in the origonal user account.




As an added note, If running Microsoft Windows XP and the issue is resolved on another computer, but you continue to experience difficulties on your original computer, you may want to update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers and then try restoring iPhone or iPod touch again.
If none of these steps work you will need to contact either apple at

1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273)
Or another service provider of your choosing to get the ipod touch serviced or replaced.




I hope this article is very helpful for you and easy to follow. Good luck :)

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

SOURCE: ipod mini is corrupted and won't restore

ok try one thing
go through control panel, Administrative Tools, computer management, then disk management .
try to locate you ipod
If present you can format it
ok

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

vincentvince
  • 34 Answers

SOURCE: Error 1439

send it back to apple.
your ipod has a bug sad to say.

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

  • 192 Answers

SOURCE: When I try to restore my Ipod Nano Itunes wont let

If itunes is prompting you to restore the ipod but it will not there might be something blocking it on your Computer

The best test is to try to restore from another cpu with itunes

- if it restores then you can take it back to your cpu and re-sync the muisc

- if you get the same error or issue with another cpu

Then is is probably an issue with the hard ware of your ipod

You might want to take it to the apple store or best buy to test

Good luck

Posted on Jun 20, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Error 1439 cant restore ipod keeps on popping. my ipod is a classic black.


  1. Disconnect and reconnect your iPod to iTunes, and then attempt to restore or update the iPod again.
  2. Restart your computer and then attempt to restore or update the iPod again.
  3. Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port, and then attempt to restore or update the iPod again. Connecting to a USB 2.0 port is recommended. For Windows computers, refer to Identifying USB 2.0 ports on your computer for instructions.
  4. Remove any USB devices not manufactured by Apple that you have connected to your computer (it is not necessary to remove your keyboard or mouse). Then, attempt to restore or update the iPod again.
  5. Update to the latest version of iTunes, and then attempt to restore or update the iPod again.
  6. Try to restore or update the iPod again using a different user account for your computer. For example, create a new test user account on the computer with admin rights, and with iTunes installed, try to restore/update the iPod.
  7. Try disabling Disk Use on your iPod and attempt to restore or update the iPod again. If that doesn't work, try enabling Disk Use on your iPod and attempt to restore/update. Refer to Putting iPod into Disk Mode below for instructions.*
  8. If using a Windows PC to restore or update your iPod, try to reregister ".dll" files as described below this list.**
  9. If using a Windows PC, try to update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers, referring to the section titled "iPod only: Updating, or in some cases reinstalling, the drivers for your computer's USB interface may resolve this issue."



Apr 23, 2011 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

1 Answer

Can't restore to default. receiveing iPod error


Resolution If you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to 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 iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP
  • For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers.
Additional Information Note: If you have an iPod shuffle you may need to use the iPod Reset Utility to restore the iPod. If you are not sure which iPod you have, see Apple Support document Identifying iPod models.
If you are using an iPod touch, or iPhone please refer to this article.

May 11, 2010 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

2 Answers

Ipod mini is corrupted and won't restore


ok try one thing
go through control panel, Administrative Tools, computer management, then disk management .
try to locate you ipod
If present you can format it
ok

Dec 14, 2009 | Apple iPod mini 2nd generation MP3 Player

1 Answer

Error 1439 ipod 80gb


hi

Try installing itunes again. Then plug your ipod back to your pc. Access itunes then click device then click restore. If still error occurs try using a different pc/itunes to restore it.

please rate me
thank you

Sep 22, 2009 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

1 Answer

Ipod 4th gen showing music on pc but not on ipod


From the apple website:

"If you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to 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 iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP
  • For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers."

If this doesn't fix it, it might be a logic board issue or hard drive issue.

http://repair-scratched-ipods.blogspot.com

www.huskyipodrepair.com

Sep 10, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

Ipod will not restore


according to the apple website here is some help with the solution.
this is taken straight from apple.

Symptoms When restoring or updating an iPod in iTunes 7 or later, you may see a dialog reporting "An unknown error has occurred" followed by the error number 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436 or 1439.
Products Affected iPod, iPod mini, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iTunes 7 for Windows, iTunes 7 for Mac, iTunes 8 for Mac, iTunes 8 for Windows
Resolution If you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to 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 iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP
  • For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers.

May 22, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer

Have one nano 4gb red the problem is that i have erased all songs and when connected to pc says error1439


Hey here is an apple article about your error 1439....
  • Last Modified: October 01, 2008
  • Article: TS1372
  • Old Article: 304508
SymptomsWhen restoring or updating an iPod in iTunes 7 or later, you may see a dialog reporting "An unknown error has occurred" followed by the error number 1415, 1417, 1418, 1428, 1429, 1430, 1436 or 1439.
Products Affected
iTunes 7 for Mac, iTunes 7 for Windows, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod mini, iPod, iTunes 8 for Windows, iTunes 8 for Mac
ResolutionIf you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to 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 iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP
  • For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers.
I hope this helps your issue. :) CHEERS



Apr 23, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

I have an ipod classic with 20 gig. When I attempt to restore it it to original settings I get unknown error 1439. What can I do to get it to work again?



Symptoms When restoring or updating an iPod in iTunes 7 or later, I'm guessing you got a message saying an unknown error occurred 1469
ResolutionIf you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Remove any third-party USB devices you have connected to your computer (it is not necessary to remove your keyboard or mouse).
  • Restart your computer without the iPod connected. While it is restarting, you will need to force your ipod into disc mode.
  • Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
  • When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
  • Now, with the ipod in disc mode attempt to restore.
  • If that does not resolve your issue, try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to restore.
  • If after all these steps you still have not been able to successfully restore your ipod, I would recommend going to:
  • http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1539
Follow the steps posted by apple in the solution number one box. I had this issue once and was able to resolve it with that article. If for some reason this does not resolve your issue please do let me know.

Mar 13, 2009 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

3 Answers

APPLE I POD ERROR 1439


Hey check out this link it worked me.. http://inc0gnit0s.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/error-1439-while-trying-to-restore-or-sync-ipod-with-itunes/

Dec 15, 2008 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

3 Answers

Restoring Ipod issue


hi dear

Following is list of iPod and iTunes Error messages or Alert messages you may come across while trying to open or install iTunes, update, sync or restore iPod, making a purchase from iTunes Store, or perform any other activity in your iPod/iTunes:

  1. "Unable to Check for Purchased Music because an error occurred (-5000 error)."
  2. "Error (-35)"
  3. "There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later."
  4. "-5000" and "-35"
  5. “Error 1415” “Error 208” “Error 1418” “Error 1413” “Error 1427” “Error 200” “Error 1402” “Error 50” “Error 1406” “Error 1407” “Error 1428” “Error 1417” “Error 60” “Error 42” “Error 48” “Error 39” “Error 1417” “Error 53” “Error 69” “Error 50” “Error 3221””Error 2738” “Error1921” “Error 1607” “Error 5000” “Error 9006” “Error 9800” “Error 9814” “Error 9815”
  6. "Failed to locate Supported File Types or There Are No Photos Found on this Device"
  7. "the iPod ** cannot be updated, the required folder cannot be found"
  8. "Cannot connect to the iTunes Store. An unknown error has occurred”
  9. “Disk is locked”
  10. "iTunes folder cannot be found"
  11. “Disk cannot be read from or written to”
  12. “Firmware update failure”
  13. “Drive not formatted”
  14. "The iPod "username's iPod cannot be updated. The required folder cannot be found"
  15. "Folder cannot be found or created"
  16. “Attempting to copy to the disk [iPod name] failed. The disk could not be read from or written to.”
  17. "Sync failed: unknown error (-124)"
  18. "iPod cannot be synced: required folder cannot be found"
  19. “iPod Service Error”
  20. Cannot Import to Itunes - error 2002”
  21. "Attempting to copy to the disk (iPod name) failed. The disk could not be read from or written to"
  22. “The iPod "Customer's iPod" could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (1418)”
  23. "The iPod "Customer's iPod" cannot be updated. An unknown error occurred (-50)"
  24. “iTunesSetup.exe is not a "valid Win32 application"
  25. "Internal manager error”
  26. “iTunes 7.02 not a valid Win32 application”
  27. "itunes.exe - Corrupt File"
  28. "An Unknown Error occurred (-39)"
  29. "Could not complete your iTunes Store request. The store may be busy. Check your Internet connection or try again later."
  30. "There was an error downloading your purchased music. An unknown error occurred (-50)."
  31. "-9800, -9815, -9814"
  32. "Unable to Check for Purchased Music because an error occurred (-5000 error)."
  33. "There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later."
If you come across any one of the above Error or Alert messages, then either your iPod/iTunes has gone corrupted and your iPod may be in for a crash or maybe you’re already facing an iPod crash. iPod might crash or get corrupt due to any of the reasons from hardware failure to corrupt iPod cache to damaged Files or to damaged disk structure.

You must be cautious and try to recover lost data from your iPod from reliable and proved software which is non-destructive and can recover all data—damaged or deleted. Any compromise can thwart your recovery process. Try Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery Software.

from this site

http://www.ipoddatarecovery.net/download-ipod-recovery-software.php

oke

Mar 22, 2008 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation Logo

Related Topics:

265 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

mac colar

Level 2 Expert

421 Answers

Sean Cole
Sean Cole

Level 2 Expert

250 Answers

Are you an Apple Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...