View Full Version : 2nd Gen Ipod Problems

Sep 7, 2003, 11:31 PM
ok, i have a 2nd gen 10GB ipod that's not working properly.

when i try to start it up, i get the Magnifying glass/disc icon. After the ipod checks the disc (i assume that's what this means) it still won't play. I checked the menus and they're all blank. none of my music, playlists, etc shows up. plugging the ipod into my machine has no effect either.

anyone had a similar experience or got a fix for this?

Sep 8, 2003, 12:12 AM
Have you tried Resetting the iPod or running the Diag' software?

I had to totally wipe my iPod (10G, 2nd Gen)once after about 3 months of having it. I can't remember what it was doing exactly but it sounds similar to your problem. I fixed it by using the iPod utility to Restore the iPod. I warn you that doing this will delete anything that you have stored on your iPod. It's worked fine for the past year after that though.

Sep 8, 2003, 08:04 AM
well the problem is i can't get it to stop the spinning disc function when it's on. as such, the machine won't recognize that there's an ipod connected. i've tried doing the manual reset a number of times, but no luck....

Sep 9, 2003, 12:08 AM
Have you tried the iPod utility??
Even though your iPod won't mount on the desktop or be recgnised by iTunes the iPod utility might beable to see it.
It's a bit of a long shot though.

can you get the inbuilt diagnosis software to run on it?