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Old Aug 7, 2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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iPod not showing up in iTunes but does appear on desktop

I have an iPod Classic and an iPhone 3GS -- the iPhone syncs perfectly with my MacBook Pro, but the iPod is suddenly unable to sync with iTunes. When I connect the iPod, it will show up on the desktop in disk mode with the iPod icon and the iPod will say it's connected to the computer, but the iPod won't show up in the iTunes devices list. Tried resetting the iPod, no joy.

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Old Aug 8, 2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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I have an iPod Classic and an iPhone 3GS -- the iPhone syncs perfectly with my MacBook Pro, but the iPod is suddenly unable to sync with iTunes. When I connect the iPod, it will show up on the desktop in disk mode with the iPod icon and the iPod will say it's connected to the computer, but the iPod won't show up in the iTunes devices list. Tried resetting the iPod, no joy.

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What version of iTunes do you have? Woz Knows, Apple is der bomb on backwards compatability but maybe your iPod is so old it's not recognized by iTunes. Have you upgraded iTunes recently?
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What version of iTunes do you have? Woz Knows, Apple is der bomb on backwards compatability but maybe your iPod is so old it's not recognized by iTunes. Have you upgraded iTunes recently?
It's an iPod classic. It's not too old. It's not an old iTunes issue, as it can see the iPhone 3GS, meaning it's the newest iTunes.
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Old Aug 8, 2009, 11:40 AM   #4
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What version of iTunes do you have? Woz Knows, Apple is der bomb on backwards compatability but maybe your iPod is so old it's not recognized by iTunes. Have you upgraded iTunes recently?
I'm fully up-to-date -- running 8.2.1. The iPod is only about 3 years old as well, it's an 80GB iPod Classic.
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I would try restoring it. Try putting it into recovery mode and then do that.
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