Reformat has screwed 6GB iPod Mini

Discussion in 'iPod' started by AlBDamned, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    I have had it with these M**herf***ing iPods. Seriously.

    Today I go to prepare an iPod mini for sale. A May, 2005, 6GB iPod mini.

    It has songs on it, so I wipe them, it has a few other bits on it, so I decide to give it a reformat using the "restore" function in iPod updater (Mac version).

    Now, lo and behold, it refuses to load songs. It mounts ok, shows up in iTunes, but refuses to load anything.

    What's the f***ing point with these things? They break after a year. This is the third one I've had that's done so.

    Does anyone have any suggestions or troubleshoot ideas other than the normal reset, reformat etc etc?
  2. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    EDIT: I was being a jerk. Nevermind, I don't know the solution. Like the guy below said, make sure you have the most current updater.

  3. ricksbrain macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2005
    Miami, FL
    Have you tried to use an older iPod updater? I've never gone through this, but I have several old updaters in my utilities folders, so if they don't overwrite one another, an older version may be more suited to the mini.

    It's an idea, at least. Good luck.

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