Help with formatting ipod??

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 88888888, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
    Ok, here's the deal. I have a 30gb ipod 5g and an ipod touch 8gb. when i hook them onto my new macbook pro, it says "only macintosh formated ipods can be updated. So how do I format my ipod into macintosh? is it possible? :confused: thanks.
  2. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    Restore to factory settings (Click on the iPod icon in iTunes when you insert the iPod) but back everything up that's on the iPod's with Sentui (I think that's correct, Google it).
  3. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008
    hmm i think i did do that.. >< I plugged my ipod into my new mbp and updated my music. :confused: still says can't update ipod though.
  4. Melrose macrumors 604


    Dec 12, 2007
    In a sidewalk.
    I feel dumb I just started a thread about this same problem I'm having.

    restoring to factory settings won't make it update on a Mac - it shipped from the Factory as a Windows-formatted iPod, restoring settings only puts it back to the way you bought it new.
  5. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2008

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