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

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2006
    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 G3

    Jessica Lares

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

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

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

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