"cant mount iPod"

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Keith Reid, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. Keith Reid macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2006

    I bought my friend's old iPod, with click wheel.
    I run a windows lap top. Clearly, I am saving up for some Apple product.

    Back to my iPod. While it was still on warranty it died showing "folder with exclamation mark" and Apple asked for it back. I had done the 5 'R's, and it was showing 'cant mount iPod" while attached following updater's request to attach the iPod. It went back to the Orchard to get fixed and was returned.

    OK for a few months. Then I left in my car glove box for about a week.:eek:
    It started to misbehave, scrolling through songs without my clicking the wheel.

    Then exclamation folder came back and it started making the deathly "click, high pitched whine" noise. I did the 5 'R's. I formatted my lap top. I reinstalled iTunes. I used my original cd to get an updater. I have downloaded the current updater. Always the updater says "cannot mount iPod".

    Shall I buy a trowel and shroud?:confused:

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Yeah, it's dead. You can either take it to Apple or ditch it and buy another. Can I recommend a Flash-based iPod such as the shuffle or nano since they're generally more robust. :)

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