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ipod not detected

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hoot56, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    my itunes is not detecting my ipod...i pluged it in and it charges it but it doesnt put it on my itunes.....wat i rong with it?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Is it on your Desktop? Does it show in Disk Utility - if so, select it and click Mount. If you don't see it, disconnect it from your computer, hold down Menu and Select to reset the iPod, and then try again...
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    mad jew

    PC or Mac? As a last attempt you could try restoring it with the iPod Software Updater. You'll lose everything on it though. :(
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    Only helps if the OS can see the iPod :D
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    mad jew

    Aye. But I've often found the iPod through it when Finder, iTunes, Explorer and even iTunes can't. :)
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    Hmm.. that's a screwy system:p
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    mad jew

    Actually, it's a screwy iPod which has since been replaced.

    iPod Software Updater's pretty good at finding iPods. Plug a Mac-formatted iPod into a PC and it's pretty much the only app that knows what's going on. :p
  8. macrumors newbie


    I found that my IOGEAR USB 2 PCI card would not mount the new iPods (the nano) unless I used a powered hub in between. I bet this is your problem. My FireWire 3G ipod works just fine in high-speed on the USB 2 without the powered hub. Weird.
  9. macrumors newbie

    ive posted earlier about this problem.. my 3rd Gen 15Gig ipod wont respond to windows.. ever since ive got a new computer and had to reinstall software my ipod wont respond to windows/itunes/updater .. its simply not talking to my pc and nothing is showing up....

    maybe the data cable is screwd.. im still yet to ask the guys at the apple shop to give me a test on the cable... its funny tho ive noticed more and more people having the same issue the more i read into the forums..
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  11. macrumors 68040


    just bought a new 8gb iPod nano and it won't work with our iTunes... anyone?

    we are using an iMac that is five years old with Safari Version 4.1.3 (4533.19.4)
  12. macrumors 68040


    again, thanks for the overwhelming support and advice... :rolleyes:

    bought an update package, $129 dollars worth we'll see if it helps...
  13. macrumors newbie

    How to fix:
    Turn off computer.
    Plug ipod into usb.
    Then you must reset your ipod... don't worry it won't wipe anything out.
    To reset move the hold button ( on top of the ipod) once to hold then back to original position.
    Then press and hold the center button and the top menu button at the same time for 6 seconds.
    Start computer and it should install the usb driver for the ipod automatically.
    Your i pod will say do not unplug so don't. then open itunes and it will be there.
    Just remember to not only eject ipod from itunes but stop usb.
    Go to the program icons near the clock and right click the usb icon and "safely remove hardware" will appear and click it.
    Stop it and select "apple ipod".
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    aaaaannnnnd... it didn't. Apple guy on the phone said leopard would work with our system(512 MB 667 Mhz...) my mac told me i didn't have enough memory.. now i can't seem to find memory for this machine...

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