RIP meePod

My iPod finally quit working.  I mean, tried restoring, then putting just a couple songs on.  I could see them, but it wouldn’t play them.  Then the next time I turned it on, it said it needed to be reformatted.  It’s been getting flaky, sometimes needing a good tap to get the disk going again.  It was a nice 60GB Photo iPod, about 4 years old I guess.  SO . . .

I bought a refurbished iPod Touch 32GB First Generation from the Apple store.  Paid for the extended warranty and overnight shipping (only $16).  Should be waiting for me when I get home today.  Unfortunately, most of the songs I had on the old iPod are on a computer that went belly up.  So I have to pull the disk from the old computer and put it in the working computer and then import all those songs over without messing up any songs that are already on the working computer.  I don’t want any duplicates.  I’m not sure how to go about it.  Maybe I’ll just work slowly. Re-rip the CDs that I know I’m missing and then move over some that I know I no longer have on CD.  Looks like it’s time to search the internet.  I KNOW I’m not the first one that’s run into this situation.