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Can't Restore iPod- unknown error occurred (1416)

Can't Restore iPod- unknown error occurred (1416)

I had an issue where my 60GB 5th Generation iPod ran out of juice and then could not be recharged. I bought and installed a new battery. With the new battery, the disk made clicking noises and could not be restored. Here's my story since then:


"tony montana, give this a try. I know sounds cheesy but go ahead, just in case. Plug your cable into the computer but not the iPod. Hold down the menu and the center button until the apple sign appears, then as quickly as you can hold the center button and the play button down. When the disk symbol shows up in the middle of the ipod, plug your ipod cable into the usb port. Now if that does not work and you have access to a Mac here are some instructions I got from somewhere of the internet and kept them on my ipod service manual site So got to give credit to the unknown author ;-)

First, connect the iPod to your computer and open Terminal. Type:

diskutil list

You will get a list something to the effect of:



0: GUIDpartitionscheme *931.5 Gi disk0

1: EFI 200.0 Mi disk0s1

2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 931.2 Gi disk0s2



0: Applepartitionscheme *27.9 Gi disk2

1: Applepartitionmap 31.0 Ki disk2s1

2: Apple_MDFW 64.0 Mi disk2s2

3: Apple_HFS Hobbsit’s iPod 27.9 Gi disk2s3

So, disk 0 above is your computer's internal HD and disk 1 is your iPod in this case. Remember the number of your iPod disk.

Open Disk Utility. You have to unmount the drive to make it formatable without the ""Resource in Use"" error..... So, eject the disk in Disk Utility (the application).

Once ejected, go back to Terminal and type this command:

sudo diskutil eraseDisk HFS+ iPod disk1

Where the ""1"" in disk1 is replaced by whatever number your iPod appeared as in the list from the diskutil list command. You may be prompted for your admin password, type it in if prompted.

Once the iPod is formatted, pop open iTunes (if it does not auto-pop) and restore it. Some users found that it would give errors when they disconnected the iPod. So instead to eject the iPod from the disk Utility, just left it there, then it should create the formatted partition. You should now restore it from the itunes. I do hope it helps. Again I can not verify the Mac instructions since I am a PC person...yes I know ;-) Good Luck and let us know how it is progressing."

i just had this problem, i tried all the above solutions (kudos to all those great reseponses) and then tried a replacement flex cable to my HD. THat worked.

I had a similar problem. I did everything and was not successful using my personal laptop. I connected it to my work laptop and tried to restore it, and viola, I was able to restore it in record time. When I reconnected to my personal laptop, I was able to load all of my iTunes.

Hello Tony Montana, you can try iTunes library function to resolve your issue that arise in your iPod. This application is a iPod program that includes algorithm to fix this error. But sometime this application takes long time to process and can make you bore or can't be able to resolve the reason behind this type of error such situation you can use Stellar Phoenix iPod Recovery Software to fix your problem.. For more information visit--stellarphoenixipodrecovery.co...

I just got this error on my 5th gen 30g Video. A year ago, I replaced the factory battery, headphone jack, and hold button (easy switches). Recently, my ipod has been freezing and shutting off for extended periods of time. Today, it shut off completely and would not turn back on. (Does anyone know if replacement batteries still give the 'sad battery face'?) I took it apart to detach the battery and reattach it and I got the aforementioned error. I took it apart again, detached the battery, detached the hard drive, cleaned out some dust that seemed to enter my lungs, and reattached all and it worked.

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