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    Default Hey GeekSquad, Help well not geek squad but someone who knows something about macs.

    So my ipod's stuck in diskmode and is refusing to update, also when I tell it to quit being in disk mode. It tries to erase it's self saying only one ipod can be hooked up to the computer, except I only have one I don't want to lose all my music. I guess I could back up my music but I have over 2,000 songs so that would take too long and I don't want to. But right now I don't know what to do, btw I never actually put anything on the ipod in diskmode. I thought I was going to update to new OS but changed my mind last minute. I really would like to put the 3 new songs on my ipod. and the only thing I was worried about losing was some documents. and I know how to do the ipod rip thing, but I'm hoping someone will be able to offer a less tedious solution.

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    you should have your music backed up on your computer as far as I know, the only way to changed from disk mode to normal mode involves erasing the iPod

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    are you sure? I don't want to lose all my music.

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    Putting iPod into Disk Mode

    How to reset iPod

    As far as I can tell from official documentation, resetting the I-pod wouldn't cause it to be erased.

    To return it to its normal operating state [from disk mode], you will have to reset iPod.
    When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time is preserved (unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power). Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Backlight timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.
    I offer no guarantees, however, as I've never owned an I-pod.

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    Assuming the infernal fashion accessory is the same kinda tech as everything else then it'll have a firmware based operating system and solid state storage. Resetting the firmware should do nothing to the storage. You probably will lose some of your settings (most devices say this but manage to keep them anyway) is more of a warning that in resetting this device it will set some settings back to the default.

    Of course knowing Apple they'd have to do something different. Best idea would be to find yourself and iPod forum and ask the real hardcore geeks.
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    I'll try resetting and see what happens

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    If you don't have space for your music on your computer, you should invest in a hard drive and keep it on there. 2000 songs sounds like ~10-15 gigs, which would be a real pain to replace if something else happens to your ipod (for example, I lost mine to a river a few months ago). For your sanity, I would strongly suggest backing it up, even if you resolve this problem.

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    ^^^ Seconded.
    It's always best to back it up.
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    Yeah, and I know they are not that expensive anymore. I'll probably buy one next time I go to walgreens, because I know they have them their I've seen them. I need one anyways yet I always lose them. So even if I lose everything I doubt I'd be able to find my drive.So I think my only option is to back up my music and restore my ipod and put everything back on.

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    Just get an internal hard drive....unless you keep losing the whole computer in which case online storage is your only hope!
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