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wnameth
Jan 19, 2005, 05:12 PM
hello, i am in the middle of a sale on my ipod, and sure enough, i plug it in today and bang, it won't mount, i've tried everything, disk utility, reset of the ipod. I have come to a conclusion, that it is the fire wire jack, there is a tiny tiny crack, going down the fire wire metal casing (so to speak) When i unplug the ipod, the firewire jack, moves or shifts up... a mila metre or so... maybe 1/4 of a cm. Does anyone know what the problem is.... This is upsetting, because i am in the middle of a sale...

wnameth
Jan 19, 2005, 06:11 PM
No body knows what i should do to fix this? I thought you were x-perts...I will be going to light computer (a mac retailer near me...) on friday... but wanted your advise first...

Thanks anyways

MP2
Jan 19, 2005, 06:22 PM
You need to wait a little longer than an hour... have patience.

Try using a different Firewire port or cable or other Firewire device or a different computer.


Also plug the iPod into the computer, and click on the Apple icon in the upper left hand corner of the screen, then clicking on 'More Info...' Select Firewire from the drop down menu. Do you see the iPod listed as a Firewire device?

wnameth
Jan 19, 2005, 07:02 PM
I have done, everything you have listed..its the firewire port/jack inside the ipod.

MP2
Jan 19, 2005, 09:50 PM
Well there isn't much we can do, just take it to an Apple store and have it replaced.

xy14
Jan 19, 2005, 10:46 PM
Maybe you should buy my iPod and sell them as a combo.
If you want mine, it is in my store (linked in my signature.)
5gig 1st gen + 15gig 3rd gen +perfect price ($250?) = sales.

big
Mar 25, 2005, 09:12 AM
nope, you've been bitten by Apple's latest Firewire bug... try mounting it through USB. I've had no problem that way, but the latest updates with Firewire support is a joke....

iGary
Mar 25, 2005, 05:39 PM
nope, you've been bitten by Apple's latest Firewire bug... try mounting it through USB. I've had no problem that way, but the latest updates with Firewire support is a joke....

I'm pretty sure you can't mount a 1st generation iPod through USB.

I've heard of problems with the first generation pods like this. Fixes have ranged from jiggling the firewire port with the cable to opening it up and resoldering the connection to the board (known issue) to taking it in and having it replaced under the $99.00 battery program.

Good luck.

Bear
Mar 26, 2005, 06:03 AM
I'm pretty sure you can't mount a 1st generation iPod through USB.You are correct. 1g & 2G iPods connot be connected via USB as they have firewire ports and not dock connectors.

I've heard of problems with the first generation pods like this. Fixes have ranged from jiggling the firewire port with the cable to opening it up and resoldering the connection to the board (known issue) to taking it in and having it replaced under the $99.00 battery program.The question is, is fixing a 5GB iPod wothe the $99 + tax & shipping? Now if the person can open it up and fix it, that would definitely be worth doing.