Help restoring iPod for Mac use, iTunes doesn't recognize

Discussion in 'iPod' started by jcnelsen, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. jcnelsen macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2008
    I've had a iPod video 30GB for a year or so, and used it on my PC. I just bought a black MacBook, and want to use it on there from now on. I plugged it into the USB port, and the computer begins to charge it, but iTunes doesn't recognize it. I can't seem to find information on how to restore this iPod (I have the music saved on an external drive already) without using iTunes so that it will work on a Mac. Should I use Disk Utility somehow? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You should check Disk Utility to see if the device shows up; if it does, you can format the drive as HFS+; then open iTunes and it should say the device needs to be restore, which you do and it should be back to defaults.

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