Help restoring iPod for Mac use, iTunes doesn't recognize

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jcnelsen, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    I've had a iPod video 30GB for a year or so, and used it on my PC. I just bought a black MacBook, and want to use it on there from now on. I plugged it into the USB port, and the computer begins to charge it, but iTunes doesn't recognize it. I can't seem to find information on how to restore this iPod (I have the music saved on an external drive already) without using iTunes so that it will work on a Mac. Should I use Disk Utility somehow? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    You should check Disk Utility to see if the device shows up; if it does, you can format the drive as HFS+; then open iTunes and it should say the device needs to be restore, which you do and it should be back to defaults.

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