View Full Version : Help with formatting ipod??

Jun 26, 2008, 12:22 PM
Ok, here's the deal. I have a 30gb ipod 5g and an ipod touch 8gb. when i hook them onto my new macbook pro, it says "only macintosh formated ipods can be updated. So how do I format my ipod into macintosh? is it possible? :confused: thanks.

Jun 26, 2008, 12:39 PM
Restore to factory settings (Click on the iPod icon in iTunes when you insert the iPod) but back everything up that's on the iPod's with Sentui (I think that's correct, Google it).

Jun 26, 2008, 05:43 PM
hmm i think i did do that.. >< I plugged my ipod into my new mbp and updated my music. :confused: still says can't update ipod though.

Jun 26, 2008, 05:45 PM
I feel dumb I just started a thread about this same problem I'm having.

restoring to factory settings won't make it update on a Mac - it shipped from the Factory as a Windows-formatted iPod, restoring settings only puts it back to the way you bought it new.

Jun 26, 2008, 05:58 PM
Try this.


Jun 26, 2008, 06:16 PM
hmm ok.. ill check it out.