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A possible fix for a Node B tree error on a broken iPod iPod
I spent the morning trying to fix my iPod, and didn't find anything this concise on the net. Sure there are Disk Warrior fixes, but this is much faster and requires less disk space if you don't have any important data stored on your iPod.

If your iPod is stuck on the Apple logo screen, first try to restart it by holding Menu and center select. If that does not work, then force your iPod into disk mode (restart as mentioned above, then switch to center select and Play). If you are unable to verify and repair the disk using Disk Utility, and you get a Node B tree error, simply erase the unmountable partition in Disk Utility.

This is done by clicking the transparent icon of the partion, switching to the Erase tab, and clicking Erase. Make sure your volume format is set to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), and you're good to go. After you've formated the partion, you should be able to mount the iPod in iTunes and reload all your songs.
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A possible fix for a Node B tree error on a broken iPod
Authored by: Detrius on Jan 04, '07 09:19:44PM

This isn't a fix. A "fix" would be anything that actually repairs the directory structure. Formatting a drive always restores you to a not-broken state, but by no means is it a useful fix. This is like saying that a way to fix a flat tire is to buy a new one.



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A possible fix for a Node B tree error on a broken iPod
Authored by: moofie on Jan 08, '07 08:51:25PM

OK, well, the suggestion turned my iPod from "doesn't work, can't mount it, it's a brick" to "works just great, now I don't have to listen to crazy people on the bus".

I call that a fix, and I'm really glad I don't have to buy a new iPod yet. Your mileage, as they say, may vary.

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A possible fix for a Node B tree error on a broken iPod
Authored by: mahakali on Jan 11, '07 09:52:46AM

It doesn't fix the data stored in the iPod but it fixes the drive.



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