After HD format can’t detect iPod with software anymore

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Azmandius, May 12, 2008.

  1. Azmandius macrumors newbie

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    Hello people,
    I am first time here as visitor and as iPod user.
    Nice to meet the community, and I hope to have good time here.
    Now, I would like to move to the trouble subject.
    I own a classic old iPod A1040 with 30GB HD and simple Firewire connection, not USB.
    A friend of mine formatted it using windows XP and now my iPod Access for Windows software can’t detect my iPod anymore.
    I use Windows XP as well. Windows OS can see and use my iPod as removable media HD, but I can’t upload music to it using some software because its not seen as an iPod.
    Any ideas what did my friend do, and is there any hope for me to use it as player, not just removable HD?
    Thank much in advance.
     
  2. donaldj macrumors 6502

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  3. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Upgrade iTunes to the latest version from apple.com/itunes. Plug iPod in, open iTunes, and click Restore.
     
  4. Azmandius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry,
    Should i post it again or would you move it there?
    Thanks.
     
  5. Azmandius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That solution sounds really promising.
    Rushing to test that.
    Thank you!
     
  6. Azmandius thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It was very simple: install iTunes and Restore iPod to factory settings.
    But installing iTunes I found lots of crap that I don’t use, like QuickTime and Bonjour installed on my machine.
    I was wondering what is the most simple and efficient utility, free or commercial to copy music to and from iPod, without the need to install all the Apple crap?
    Thanks a lot.
     
  7. afd macrumors 6502a

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    Simplest utility would be iTunes, unfortunately it needs QuickTime (Apple Crap) to work. You could always delete Bonjour if you feel the need to.
     
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