Original iPod 5GB - which version of iTunes to use?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by inkiboo, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 17, 2006
    #1
    I've discovered my old original 5GB iPod (thought I had lost it ages ago)!!

    Question is, how do I now copy music across?

    I've got a 2012 Macbook Air and have bought the Thunderbolt to Firewire 800 adapter and then a 800 to 400.

    However, when I connect it shows on the desktop for a second, then loads iTunes and doesn't appear. If I look under System Report it lists the iPod under Firewire.

    Running iTunes 11, which I assume is too late for the original iPod?

    Any help would be highly appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Jessica Lares

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    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    #2
    iTunes 11 should work. It's just your cables.

    Can you stick it in disk mode?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Feb 17, 2006
    #3
    Been so long since I used it; how do I put it in disk mode?
     

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