iPod 3rd generation.....HELP!!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Shmuco, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Shmuco macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Hi, I just got hold of an iPod classic 3rd gen and its displaying the folder with the exclamation Mark. I'm trying to restore it, I don't think it's supported by iTunes 10 as it doesn't come up when in disk mode and I cant install iPod updater...any suggestions

    I'm on a mac
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Might be a bad hard drive in it. I think the current release of iTunes should support all iPod models.
  3. MattA macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Also remember to use Firewire to charge it up. USB should sync, but won't provide any power. If it's low on power it might be causing the error you're getting.
  4. SkippyThorson macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2007
    Utica, NY
    I don't mean to worry you, but that's usually not promising. Follow the steps Apple provides here. Good news is that it isn't the Sad iPod icon, if that makes it any better. :( Best of luck though.

    *Yes, as noted, remember that FireWire is for power and USB is for syncing with that model. It isn't like the one-cord-does-all, as with all iPods after it.

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