IPOD won't work on Mac

Discussion in 'iPod' started by halfprep455, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. halfprep455 macrumors regular


    Feb 17, 2007
    Maryland USA
    My Ipod 15GB 3rd Gen will work perfectly fine on my PC. But when I plug it into my iMac, it does nothing. Is there a driver or something I need to download? I have the latest version of itunes. Should I try to get a firewire cable or something?
  2. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    keep in mind that your 3g ipod is formatted for windows use, so it takes some time before the ipod to get familiarized with the mac.

    have you tried resetting your ipod (menu, center button) with your ipod connected into the mac? it took my ipod about 3 or 4 times before the mac recognized it.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Philberttheduck is right, it takes a little longer for the Windows-formatted iPods to be recognised in OSX. Nevertheless, try a different port on the Mac.

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