Weird iPod problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by 00seven, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. 00seven macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2005
    This morning I accidentally disconnected my iPod from the USB port without first ejecting it. I got the message on my Mac that said I incorrectly disconnected it, but it seemed to be working fine so I wasn't worried.

    When I tried to connect my iPod to my computer, it wouldn't connect. It would charge, but it wouldn't show up on iTunes or on my desktop. I tried restarting, but that wouldn't work. I tried shutting down, plugging the iPod in, then restarting. Didn't work.

    I read about resetting your iPod, but that's not working for some reason. When I hold down menu and start, my iPod just turns on. It doesn't go to the Apple logo or anything.
  2. carpe diem macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    A friend came to me and expressed his concern that his iPod will not make contact with his PC i tried with my mac and still nothing i am not sure what to do do you have any suggestions?

    Thank You.
  3. carpe diem macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    Sorry if i am steering this threads title away from its starters goal.

  4. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    If resetting it doesn't work, you will probably have to restore the iPod.

    Plug it in, and go to iPod updater. There is an button to restore there. You'll have to put all of your music back on the iPod after it restores.

    You can get the latest updater here.
  5. carpe diem macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2005
    in my case the iPod makes no connection with the computer so i cannot restore it.
  6. bobby091491 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2005
    same problem

    i am having the same problem. if you find out anything about that could you please e-mail me
  7. Layer34 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2005
    In answer to both questions posted - it sounds as if your logic boards have failed - if the ipods are not being detected on a pc or a mac then it is more than likely fried.

    So if they are under warranty return them to apple and they will replace or repair it.

    I have had a few ipods that do not connect to a mac, but do connect to a pc, i have also had a few that connect to a mac but not a pc - in both cases this is also a bad logic board.

    The last thing you can do is plug it into an electrical power supply (not a computer) and reset it by holding the menu and select button for a few seconds.

    This may bring them back from the dead.

    good luck
  8. fayans macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    MacRumors: Forums
    That's exactly what I did yesterday; holding the 'menu' and 'centre' button together for at least 5 seconds (while on power supply) did the resetting for me.

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