Can't load iPod more than 3GB before error.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MOFS, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. MOFS macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2003
    Durham, UK
    Computer: G3 iBook Dual USB 600MHz, latest iTunes (8.0.2?), 640Mb
    iPod: 5G iPod (colour screen, plays movies). 30 Gb capacity.

    OK I'm all out of options. Everytime I load my music, after about 3Gb I get this message:

    "The iPod mofs's ipod cannot be synced. The disk could not be read from or written to."

    The iPod can't be ejected (I have to shutdown the computer to eject it). I've tried:

    Restoring the iPod
    Changing the USB cable
    Changing the Mac (to an iMac G3 - my parents')
    Loading it on a Windows PC running XP
    Disk Utility (can't run diagnostics on it - "Disk cannot be unmounted")

    Nothing works so far. All my software is up to date. Any clues people?

  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm guessing you checked
    Looks as if you've covered most of the bases...One thing catches my eye though, if you have the same music on the G3s and on the WinXP system it could be one of the audio files?
  3. MOFS thread starter macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2003
    Durham, UK
    Yeah I've tried them as much as I can (as I said I can't unmount the iPod if iTunes tries to sync it).

    The XP system has completely different songs on it. I've also tried deleting the library on my iBook and installing a new one but that hasn't worked.

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