First off, hello to everyone. This is my first post. I'm helping out a friend of mine with a problem with his iPod. Scenario where the problem began: He was on a G5 tower and I mounted his computer on mine (another G5 tower). Upon doing this he realized that he could no longer access his iPod which had been mounted on his desktop. It's invisible to Finder and won't show up as a source in iTunes. The iPod is a 4G 30GB Video. All the files are still on it, and it plays all the media stored on it just fine. But we just can't get it to mount anywhere, or even access anything on it. Disk utility shows this: http://arlington.99k.org/ipod_du.png Notice that no disk permissions are available. In Terminal it shows this: http://arlington.99k.org/ipod_term.png I'm no programming guru. But it has me at a rather confused spot. I've tried chown and chmod to no avail. It's been tested on several other computers, with different cords. We've been using USB, as FireWire cords are not available to us. I'd rather not format it outright, because there's alot of information on it that we'd like to keep. The only thread I've found that was close to our situation was this one. Which didn't seem to work (unless I did it wrong). That's about all I can think of at this point. Comments criticisms are always available.