Ipod cannot be synced unknown error occured (-48)

_Help needed please!_
I've just got a new laptop, downloaded the latest version of itunes on it, connected my ipod to it (old click wheel version 20GB) and this error message keeps popping up:
*'The ipod "ipods name" cannot be synced. An unknown error occured. (-48)'*
I've never had a problem with my ipod or itunes before, but now this error keeps occuring and it won't let me add any music to my ipod or remove any music from my ipod.
I preferably don't want to restore my ipod because i don't have all the music on it on my new laptop, so I'd lose a lot. I gather syncing the ipod will match what's in the itunes library to the actual ipod? I don't want to do this anyway as I have nothing in my itunes library & i don't want the music that is on my ipod removed, so i'm very confused....
*Anyone have any ideas of what i should do?????*

Your iPod will mimic your iTunes so if there is no music in the library it will wipe the other music that you have on there off so if you don't want to lose the music its probably not a good idea to connect it
as for the error
the same thing happened to mine for a while when i first got my ipod it would sync 250 songs or so and then come up with the same thing.

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