How to run a Disk Scan/chkdsk/fsck and Troubleshoot your iPod
My 3rd generation iPod is on the way out. I've already replaced the battery and we all know the batteries suck. However, I'm getting weird behavior like skipping over songs, locking up in the middle of songs and the like.
If you want to run the internal full disk scan on your iPod:
- Hold down Menu and Play until it reboots and you see the Apple logo
- As soon as your see the Apple logo, press Rew/Fw/Menu and the center menu "Select" button all at the same time. That will start the full scan.
It's a good idea to have your iPod plugged into power (I used my car adapter) when you do this scan. It takes about 5 minutes but it's kept me up and running through at least three rough patches.