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When I changed computers I forgot to back up my iTunes library. Then my old iPod died and it seems I have no way of accessing the songs on my old library OR my old iPod. It is probably that my battery died but I was told that replacing the battery would erase everything everything on the iPod.

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If you have your new computer with itunes you should be able to charge your ipod on the new computer. Once it is charged you should be able to backup your ipod using itunes and retreive your music.
In general ipods are what we call FLASH devices.  Which means that just removing the power source (in this case the internal battery) would not wipe the memory.  It has to be purposely erased. However, I would not advise removing the battery as this would most likely result in damage to the unit.

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You can actually (or could have) transfer the songs from your
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So you'll need to follow the steps below to use iPod as a hard disk to transfer music files from one computer to another. This process will require the use of iTunes 7 on all computers. Any computers running iTunes 6 or earlier will need to be updated to follow these steps.

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Switch the iPod to manual update and enable disk use The first thing you need to do is make sure have configured your iPod to enable disk use. To do this:
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    Windows: In My Computer
  3. Locate your iTunes folder:
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  • When the copy completes open iTunes.
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  • Click the Eject button in the lower right corner of the iTunes window.
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Copy music to new computer To copy all your music files (including the library file that holds all your playlists and other settings) to your new computer:
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    Windows: \Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\
  2. Drag the iTunes folder in this location out to the desktop. 300173_10.gifFrom the My Music folder to the Desktop on your new PC
  • Locate the iPod on the new computer:
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  • Windows: In My Computer.
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  • Drag the iTunes folder from the iPod to the Music folder (Mac OS X) or My Music Folder (Windows) on your new computer. This can take a while if you have a lot of songs.
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