My friend has had the double whammy. The laptop is beyond salvation and his ipod is the old style wheel-operated type. He has approx 25 gb of music on his 40gb pod, some of it irreplaceable and is beside himself. (which is a neat trick..)
He reckons he can get the disk out of the pod but is as clueless as I in how to recover the content off it. We assume this means transferring it somehow to another mobile hard drive, then putting that into a replacement computer. He has tried Apple but they are 'undecided' if it's possible. Is there a way? What does he do with his extracted ipod disk? He's a lovely bloke and I'd really like to help him, with assistance obv!
Well, yes he can get the disk out of the pod. The question is..once he has done that, how can he get the content onto another disk so he can then transfer it to a different laptop? Both pod and current laptop are dead.
I am fully appreciating the effort at solving this, really. But this isn't a pd with any battery or life in it. IT can't recover by plugging it in anywhere. It's v old and is now lifeless. It can't charge or transfer anything under it's own steam. The data/music is on the disk but it needs lifting out and putting somewhere where the content can be accessed and transferred.