Will iTunes hurt my 5GB iPod?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by sjjordan, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. sjjordan macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a 5 GB iPod (PC version) from powermax, and just today saw a post by many people concerning their ipods being corrupted by the iTunes for Windows software.

    The post is here:

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?128@138.is4taud9jxy.2637567@.599c2873

    I haven't received the iPod yet, but when I do, do you think I should be careful? I obviously don't want to fry it. Will the fact that it's already formatted for windows stop any problems emerging?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    i think the jury is still out on this. but the original 5gb was intented only for Mac so... if your iPod is already FAT32 formatted, then i *think* it will work, more often than not.

    no gurantees though, make sure to keep a backup of your songs...
     
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The dude is trying to use an original, Mac only, iPod on his PC. That's why it won't work w/iTunes on his PC. He's trying to use his iPod on unsupported hardware.

    He rigged up the iPod to work in a way it was not designed to work in and now he's mad because his end-around doesn't work any more.


    Lethal
     
  4. sjjordan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks Jxyama,

    I bought it actually as a Christmas present for a family member. I am pretty worried that it'll be received in great joy, updated (if needs be), and then crash.....when used with iTunes for Windows.
     
  5. unc32 macrumors regular

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    if it is a windows iPod then it will work. The Mac ipod will not work with iTunes for Windows. All the dude needs to do is reformat his ipod as a windows ipod. He is just a complainer that doesn't think things through. It is a simple solution, just reformat and retransfer over the music.
     
  6. Mord macrumors G4

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    jesus christ how arrogant are you, on average mac users are far more intelligent make allowances for those less theqniquely able
     

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