iPod iBook with 10.4 Not Finding iPod Mini

mikemodena

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Hi, I plug in my mini and it charges, but the computer which I recently upgraded to 10.4 is not showing that my mini is connected, nor synching with my itunes library, although it does charge from my USB 2.0 port. Any idea why this happens? I'm not on 10.4.1 because my Software Update crashes every time. Any idea why?
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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It charges because it (obviously) gets power from the USB port.

Now why it doesn't mount/show up in iTunes may very possibly be related to the system problems you seem to have.

Try repairing permissions and see if you cannot get both System Update and the mini to work. (how-to) If you get Software Update and the iPod mini still doesn't show up, see if any of this helps...

How did you upgrade to Tiger? Simple Upgrade, Archive and Install or Clean Install?
 

mikemodena

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Thank you so much! Through the apple article you gave me I found the reset method and that somehow worked. Although Software Update still doesn't work even after fixing permissions it's not a huge deal to me right now.
 

Dr. Dastardly

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mikemodena said:
Although Software Update still doesn't work even after fixing permissions it's not a huge deal to me right now.
Is the iPod mounting on the desktop? (where you actually see a little iPod icon on the desktop) The harddrive needs to be mounted on the desktop to upgrade the software.
 

crachoar

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This is a fun iPod bug that hasn't gone away yet.

Remember, if anything is wrong - the iPod not mounting, etc. - just hard reboot your iPod.

1)Old iPods (1,2,3g): Hold 'Menu + Play / Pause' until you see the apple logo.

2)New / Mini iPods (touchwheel): Hold 'Menu + Center Button' until you see the apple logo.

I call it the Windows / System 7 solution. Reminds me of the classic problems from the Win98 / System 7 days...with the lock-ups, blue screens and bomb icons. A hard reboot fixed everything (and still does, sometimes).

Ah, good times...
 

mikemodena

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Dr. Dastardly said:
Is the iPod mounting on the desktop? (where you actually see a little iPod icon on the desktop) The harddrive needs to be mounted on the desktop to upgrade the software.
by Software Update I meant for Tiger, not the iPod.