View Full Version : [PC] iPod will not mount using FW

Feb 11, 2006, 08:05 AM
I too have had issues recetnly, though i can't say for certain it started after the 1-10-2006 update. My PC's firewire port stopped working, i confirmed this by plugging in an external DVD drive and that also failed to show up. So i replaced the sound card (Audigy with FW400 port) with a USB2.0/FW400 port from newegg.com. Now when i plug in my iPod with FW it does not show up in iTunes, and iTunes prompts me to run the updater to do a restor. I try to do that, but it says it fails to mount the iPod. In device manager the iPod has a "!" with a code ten error saying something about a communication failure.

By the way the iPod does work when using USB2.0 and my external FW DVD burner works.

Any ideas?

mad jew
Feb 11, 2006, 06:47 PM
The port may just be underpowered. It'd only be slightly so considering the DVD burner works though. Unless, of course, the iPod doesn't work on the PowerBook's Firewire port either...