ipod totally crashed

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mattycurtis, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2005
    accidently formatted my ipod on a pc and now my mac will not regonise it to for mat it back, silly me!
    restarted it lots.
    all I get is a symbol of a file and an exclaimaton mark in a triangle.
    ipod won't even mount on the desktop, totaly unreadable! :mad: :eek:
  2. macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    You need to reinstall the iPod's firmware. Plug in the iPod and run the iPod Installer from the Apple site or the CD you got with it.

    It will probably ask you to plug it into a wall socket at some point to restart so have one handy!
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2005
    tried that

    thanks, but i have already tried to restore, but the computer still says that there is nothing plugged in????
    that is me problem see.
    any ideas?


    i fixed it now thanks anyway.

    [plugged in and held down many combinations of ipod buttons]
  4. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    When you format it for a PC you need to plug it into the wall, not the Mac, to give it some charge to reset itself. Once you've done this, it should be fine for reformatting in a Mac. :)
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2005
    ... and what was the combination of buttons? In case it happens to somebody else...

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