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Disk empty & the file cannot be created

I have a silver ipod nano 8 GB.
once i got it( it was completely new),i transfered about 701 mb( all songs),i started listening to it.i listened for an hour ,and i decided to transfer a video.when i did that,the video folder in the ipod was empty,but the video vas in the music folder(only the sound).i kept listening,and when i got to the songs that begin with ,,C'' all songs got mixed up:there would be written:the who-my generation,but the sound was from Paramore Decode x_X.
I deleted those mixed up songs. i planed to transfer some completely new songs( i tranfered 10),5 were working&when i wanted to listen to the other 5 it would constantly say(on the ipod)-format failed.
next time i turned it,after 5 seconds of every song(except 4) it would say-format failed.i deleted every song ,except that 4.Tomorrow i added 3 more songs.when i listened,those 3 song said format failed.when i tried to delete them,my ipod restarted and it was written-DISK EMPTY!
i tried to add some songs but when i tried to transfer a file-an anouncement said-FILE OR DIRECTORY COULD NOT BE CREATED!!!
Then i decided to contact u.
pls contact me fot any information that would help u,fix this problem! xD...
grateful in advance
Dexter :)

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  • altrock_saba Jan 25, 2009

    well i used copy-paste,or simple moving of the files. but my sister does it the same way( we have the same ipod),and nothings wrong with it.

    but i will try with itunes.

    p.s. does it mean I must buy songs from itunes? or i can only use it for transfering?

    and thanx a lot :)))

  • altrock_saba Jan 25, 2009

    now i ve downloaded itunes from the apple site.

    but when i doesnt react when i conect the cable,and i cant find the restore button.

  • altrock_saba Jan 25, 2009

    my ipod is squarish and it has all of those buttons.ONLY the volume button is in the center,that means the select button and the play/pause buttons are the same.

    on the manual i got it says that imove by scroling on the center round button- but it doesnt move round.its only for volume.

  • altrock_saba Jan 26, 2009

    the letters arent written anywhere on the ipod.

    and it doesnt move trought the menus by moving around the white part.

    onther it doesnt want to start at all.only if its charging or conneted with the PC.( the battery is full)

    what if i took to a apple server in my town and if they reinstaled the software or smt?



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Well the first question i would ask is how you are transfering music and video to the ipod. The reason i ask is because it sounds like you are not using itunes. itunes is the only way to actually put content on any ipod. with all that said when using itunes connect the ipod witht he provided cable and push the restore button on the summary screen for the ipod which should appear in itunes when you plug in the ipod to the computer you are using. after it restores you can try adding music and a video and see what happens

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  • jdmulcahy Jan 25, 2009

    ok you do not have to buy music from itunes but you do need to use it to transfer, Itunes will accept any digital music file from a cd or other source. of course you always want to be "legal" with your music. however i do have a question about your ipod is it a 3rd generation or 4th generation. basically is it squarish or tall long and thin. also if it is squarish on the click wheel should have 4 button markings menu on top, forward on right, back on left, and play pause on bottom. if the bottom button say VOL you have a fake ipod. if you have a real one to get itunes to recognize the ipod you need to hold the select button which is the button in the center of the wheel and the menu until the ipod resets and then immediately push the select and play pause button. this will force the ipod into recovery mode. When you connect the ipod to itunes is should recognize the ipod and for you to restore it back to factory settings.

  • jdmulcahy Jan 25, 2009

    are the letters VOL actually printed on the ipod? the white "wheel" does not actually move but it will react by raising and lowering the volume and it will move through menus by moving your finger around the white part

  • jdmulcahy Jan 25, 2009

    also if the Letters VOL are printed any where on the unit it is still fake. if you can add a photo of the player that would be helpful



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