ipod will not show music

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Robertk2012, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    I just bought an ipod from someone online. It will not show the music that I transfer to it. The computer does see it though when I reconnect to the computer. Please help.
  2. macrumors regular

    try restoring it with the iPod software found at Apple.com
  3. macrumors regular

    tried that didnt work
  4. macrumors regular

    ummm.. is it possible that you're simply copying the files across to the iPod, instead of using iTunes (or whatever?)
  5. macrumors regular

    Nope it is not
  6. macrumors 68030


    I think the fact that the person you bought it from couldn't reformat it successfully should have raised a BIG red flag.

    It appears that the iPod is broken. Can you return it for a refund?
  7. macrumors regular

    Yeah I was hoping to be able to solve the problem. He said he thought it was just a windows problem. You can use the ipod as a hard drive so the drive isnt messed up well at least to bad. I hear a slight clicking. Is that normal?
  8. macrumors regular

    try a reset - ie: hold down play and menu for a few seconds until it resets. On a couple of occasions, the database on my iPod got messed up until I did this. Failing that, a restore to the most recent firmware has always solved any problems I've had.

    some quiet clicking is perfectly normal for the iPod HDD.
  9. macrumors regular

    I tried the reset. No dice.
  10. macrumors regular

    It also contiuously asks for language if thats any help.

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