ipod classic .... please help!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by rsd, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. rsd macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2008
    London, UK
    I recently got an 80Gb Classic, and for the first week, with numerous syncs, there were no problems at all.
    Then all of a sudden the iPod said that there was no music on it, yet it it knew there were files on it as the about section said there was 51GB of 'other' on the HDD.
    I thought i would just be able to connect the iPod to my Mac and Restore it and start again, but iTunes (although it automatically starts up) does not show the iPod on the Sources list. Odder still, it appears in Finder.

    I am very confused i am in serious need of help, i don't want to have to send it off to get fixed

    I hope there is someone out there that can help.

  2. astrid0210 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2010
    possible solution>> use lower version of itunes and upgrade ipod software

    I have an ipod classic. and it was not recognized by itunes (although it started up) and did show in the finder.
    it didn't show in itunes 9.0.2
    what finally did the trick was connecting it to a computer with an older itunes version (in this case 9.0.1)
    9.0.1 recognized the ipod.
    now i could update the software.
    after the update the ipod was also recognized by itunes 9.0.2

    good luck!!
  3. instaxgirl macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Edinburgh, UK

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