Need iPod help!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Pittsax, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Pittsax

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    #1
    Okay, so here's the problem. If I plug in my iPod (3G) via firewire, it shows up on the desktop like normal, and iTunes opens. Then the trouble begins. Once the iTunes window opens, it hangs on the library window, my iPod never shows up in the source list, and about 10 seconds later iTunes goes into a perpetual beachball mode. The last time this happened, my entire computer locked up and I had to do a hard reboot. Not even option-apple-escape did anything.

    Normally I don't get the complete freeze, but I still can't force quit iTunes.

    HELP!! :confused:
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Have you tried running it thorugh updater?

    I know when my ipod was having troubles, updater wouldn't even recognize it. If the problem is hardware/firmware, you might need a replacement.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pittsax

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    #3
    It shows up fine in the updater (it says my iPod is up to date). I'm thinking of trying to install a previous version of iTunes (I have 4.9 now)
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    #4
    Here's how I think of it.

    Here's the chronology I'm thinking of:
    1. What you said- an older iTunes
    2. restore via updater
    3. get a new iPod
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pittsax

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    #5
    Hmm...given that list, I sure hope #1 works!!
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Pittsax

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    #6
    Whew...

    Disk repair on iPod plus a complete reinstallation of iTunes seems to have done the trick.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    Thank god! Your next options weren't pretty.
     

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