iMac doesn't boot when iPod plugged in?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yg17, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Whenever I boot up my iMac with my iPod plugged in, it just sits at a grey screen (even if I hold alt to get to the Boot Camp menu). As soon as I unplug my iPod, it boots normally. It seems as if it's trying to boot off the iPod or something. Anyone know why this is happening? Thanks
  2. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2006
    try resetting pram sounds like something at boot is hanging. If that doesn't work try a reinstalling os x.
  3. wizwaz3 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2006
    Northern Arizona
    I have the same problem with my iPod. I have a 1st Gen iPod Nano and every time I reboot my computer (PC :-( ) it stays at the brand logo screen. I unplug and it's smooth sailing. So I decided to check out why it started doing this, and I uninstalled the newest update. Apparently the update made the damn thing lock up in boot. Sucks.
  4. Knapan macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2007
    Happens to my pee cee also! :(

    But its probably Windows!;)
  5. ascender macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2005
    Same thing here on my iMac and it used to happen on my PC too. I'm assuming its something to do with the potential to boot from a USB device, so the machine is checking out the iPod from a drive point of view, but not finishing the process properly.
  6. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

    Jan 24, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Yea I thought it was just me, well I'm kind of relieved it wasn't just me.

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