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Unknown error (-69)

I'm so frustrated with Apple now!!!!
I purchased my iPod in Dec 2006 and never had problems with iit till now. I have 3059 songs iin my library. A week ago I purchased a purchased a few CD's, and tried to copy them onto my library. Fine. Then synchronising with the iPod: it ran and fully synch'd 1382 songs, and gave me this error message:

"cannot synchroise with "LIVINGSTONE" (that's me) due to an unknow error (-69)."

I have done everything to get my music onto my iPod - rebooting my computer, installing the latest iTunes, re-formating my iPod, all to noo avail. I have wasted way too much time trying to get hold of Apple/iTunes support to get this solved over the phone. To no avail. I have wasted too much time on the web searchiing for solutions!!!!

I'm so pissed off right now. I need to know:

1. what's the solution please?
2. after i solve the problem, how can i move my services elsewhere: i think Apple has become such a monolithic creature that's way too hard to get hold of that I must move my patronage (and all my music) elsewhere.

my email address: livingstonemoyo@verizon.net

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    i have the same problem. i recently installed a new ear phone jack/hold button and it seemed to be working fine for about 3 weeks then all of a sudden when i synced it up, it had to go through ALLLLL the files to sync, and then it froze with the dreaded error -69. I have gone through all the suggested steps listed on Itunes (apples) website to no avail. Their suggestion is that one or more of the files have become corrupted and therefore cannot be installed, and hangs. I don't buy it, because it was working fine for one minute and then all of a sudden more than half my files are corrupted? Plus I tried to sync it up with my work computer and had the same problems, so according to Apple, both my work computer and my home computer corrupted my itunes library at the same time. Hmmm do ya think?!?!

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Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

An -69 error with an iPod occurs when iTunes sends a file or few files to your iPod, which may be corrupted and therefore unusable.

In order to remedy this issue, it is advisable to run the latest iTunes update and per this link directly from Apple Support which address this issue, try the steps provided in this support link below:

iTunes -69 error when syncing with iPod

Follow the steps listed in this Apple article and you should be able to regain access to syncing your iPod in iTunes, whether on a Mac or PC, without further issue.

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To find out what file is bad and will not upload onto your iPod, this Support Page from Apple tells how you may find the corrupted file:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1210

To perform a reboot on the iPod instantly, hold down the Select and Menu buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds until the screen goes black and the Apple logo reappears while the iPod is re-booting.

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When you try to sync files to any iPod in iTunes on a Mac or Windows computer, you might see the following -69 error message:
"Attempting to copy to the disk failed. An unknown error occurred (-69)"This error occurs when iTunes tries to send files to your iPod, but a file (or files) is unusable (something is wrong with it).


To figure out which file (or files) is causing the error, update to the latest version of iTunes and then do this:
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  2. Watch the display at the top of the iTunes window while your iPod is being updated. The name of the problematic file should appear in the display right before the error appears.Then remove the bad file from the list of songs to be synced to your iPod:
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  6. Select the appropriate item under Library in the sidebar and find the bad file in the list. (For example, if the file in question was a song you would select Music in the iTunes Source pane. If it were a video you would select Movies or TV Shows in the sidebar.)
  7. Deselect the checkbox next to the file name.
  8. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to update your iPod. If you have multiple problematic files in your iTunes library, you may need to repeat the other steps to remove them too.
To prevent future issues, you should delete the unusable files from your iTunes library, then restore them from a backup or reimport them from a CD.


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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.

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