I have an old iPod - a 2002 10GB iPod. I hadn't ever used it. My Dad gave it to me and back then they could only be used with Macs and he didn't realize it and I didn't have a Mac. Fast forward, I am going through some boxes in the basement and find it. I have a Mac at work and my coworker let me borrow a firewire cord to see if it worked and it worked just fine. So I wonder if it can be formatted to the PC because I took a transfer at work and I won't have access to a Mac anymore in a couple weeks. I take the oldie iPod home, plug it in to my PC thinking that if it's not compatible, it will tell me! Nope, I get a message asking me if I would like to reformate the iPod for the PC. Woo hoo, right? wrong. It does half the process and then doesn't recognize that the device is even plugged in. Crap. Rebooted the computer, tried unplugging and plugging, nothing. I thought I could just bring it back to work and format it back to the Mac. Nope, now the Mac doesn't recognize it either. How do I fix it?