#1
about a year ago, my mom dropped 30gb ipod video in the sink accidentally (don't ask...). I put it aside in a drawer after I realized it would not be fixed. after getting my new ipod, I forgot about it. but today as I was cleaning out my room I came upon it. On this ipod there were a whole bunch of pictures that I subsequently lost after getting a new computer, so what I'm wondering is if there's any way to effectively "break into" it with my computer (mac) to get these photos.

The thing about it is, the computer doesn't recognize it. The ipod is "broken" but it's not like it's completely unresponsive. When i just plugged it in, the screen came up as "please wait, very low battery", and then after a few minutes the screen lit up and this image came up:
as it always did before I put it away. So obviously it's very damaged and won't work, but it's not a brick. It is still capable of functioning very slightly, but like I said, the computer doesn't recognize it. it doesn't show up in itunes, or in the drive section. It's "attached" because the battery is charging, but the computer doesn't know it's there. When I restart the ipod, the white apple/black background start up screen comes up, so it's obviously still very much alive.

so any ideas how I could get the pictures off?
Last edited by Lt. Shinysides at Aug 31, 2010,
#2
Maybe if you took it to an Apple store or other tech store, they could get the pics, music, etc. off of it. Other than that...*wince*...you may be screwed...
#4
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have you tried swearing at it?


I threatened it's family (I have quite a few older ipods ) and it's not listening. This son of a bitch has obviously been trained for dealing with psychological interrogation.


One thing that's worrying my about this endeavor is that I turned it on right away when it was wet (it was a while ago. I had no idea this would only COMPLETE the break-ery.) and now when it fails to stop its making a HD whirring/generally "broken" noise. it almost sounds like a modem I fear the HD may have been fried. Would this mean that the files are basically destroyed?


I do have another alternative though. The old computer that still has the photos on it is still in my closet. The computer is a bit buggered though. It will load up to the windows screen, and then restart itself again. I assume it's a virus, but don't particularly care. If it's possible to get the files of THIS computer, then I don't need to worry about the ipod. Anyone know how that could be done?
Last edited by Lt. Shinysides at Aug 31, 2010,
#5
If i'm not mistaken, you can't transfer something off an Ipod and put it on a computer.

They're not flash drives, they're more like N64 Cartridges.
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If i'm not mistaken, you can't transfer something off an Ipod and put it on a computer.

They're not flash drives, they're more like N64 Cartridges.



I transferred all 3000 songs on my old computer to my new computer using my ipod It is very certainly possible, I've done it many, many times before. Never with a broken ipod though, that's the problem.
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I transferred all 3000 songs on my old computer to my new computer using my ipod It is very certainly possible, I've done it many, many times before. Never with a broken ipod though, that's the problem.


ultimately, that's the problem.

Sorry, bud, but I think those pics are long gone :/
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#9
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What kind of pictures?


vacation pics at my cottage. not pr0n if that's what you're wondering. I wouldn't even bother with it if it was just porn
#10
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What kind of pictures?


This man is asking the important questions .

Aww well that's rather dissapointing .
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#11
you could try i-rip but with the ipod in that state i dont know...
#12
I reckon your ipod is buggered.
However, you said the pictures were on your old computer?
This is a long shot, but why don't you try installing a version of Linux onto a USB stick, and booting your old computer with that. It might get around whatever is making it crash.
Then you may be able to access all the old files.
Try Unetbootin to get linux onto a usb, and I recommend either Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Mint is certainly more "first time friendly".
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