iPod Classic "cannot be found"

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Chris92, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm having trouble syncing my iPod classic. I purchased the iPod in 06/2010 and I'm trying to sink it using iTunes 10.7 on my late-2010 Macbook running Mac OS X (10.6.8). The software on the iPod is up to date (2.0.4).

    Here is a screenshot of what's been happening when I try to sync. This will occur after a few minutes of the pinwheel going around and around and iTunes freezing up.


    I also cannot restore my iPod. Here's what happens when I try to do that (similar error message). However, for the first time today the bar at the bottom of the iTunes screen is now blue and yellow instead of just yellow and says I'm over capacity by 65 GB--which isn't true.

    Any and all help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    Try a different USB cable or a different machine. If neither of those fix it, the hard drive may be failing.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have tried a different cable, but unfortunately I can't try a different machine as it's formatted for Mac and I don't have access to another computer that's a Mac right now.

    If that is the case and the hard drive is failing, what should I do? Throw in the towel and purchase a new one? Try to get it repaired?
     
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    Intell

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    If your goal is to get it restored, a Windows box will work. It'll be Windows formatted, but it'll work and you can sync it back with your Mac.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh, duh. Haha. Alright thanks for that, I'll give that a go.
     

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