smashed iPod, can I get the music out?
I had a second generation iPod touch. My boyfriend and i got into a very heated argument and he happened to throw it against the fireproof door of our apartment. needless to say, it smashed the screen completely, which now can flip nearly all the way open to reveal the insides. It's bent up and it looks like it got ran over by a semi truck. Obviously it doesn't work anymore, and he got me a new one. however there were a few songs and one complete album that i downloaded on the old device that i never uploaded to my computer, so now i no longer have them and i really don't want to buy them again.
i tried to plug the iPod in to see if maybe i could luck out and upload the songs still... but no luck.
like i said the entire front is completely smashed, the metal on the back is bent, and the home button is missing.
if i could have a way to get the chip out that holds the music and somehow get it onto my computer, or if i could get it just to work long enough to get the songs uploaded i would be fine. i don't neccesarily even need the screen to work. i just want to get my music back!
any ideas would be really appreciated!
QEII Student IT
Get the flash memory drive (most likely built onto the main logic board) and solder it in to another iPod, then plug that one in. You should then be able to extract your files.
This may be quite difficult and requires opening another iPod touch, for which price you should just buy the songs again.
I'm just going to post this as an answer since people seem to be agreeing with it.
Contact iTunes Support, and tell them you lost your music, then will check your account and add those songs as downloads (though good luck getting any video).
Should happen pretty fast, they're fairly efficient.
If you have the latest version of iTunes, you can now re-download what you purchased!! This works for any music files you've purchased in the past, as well as television episodes and Apps. Movies will take some time for Apple to negotiate. It's part of iTunes in the Cloud. I find this very helpful in the event I lose my music files. However, a lesson is to be learned here: Back up your iTunes files regularly. What you need to do is to locate the iTunes folder and copy it onto a storage drive. By doing this you can preserve even your settings and playlists you've created. For Mac users, you can use Time Machine, which backs everything up.