What do you mean I'm not authorized?!

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sal Collaziano, May 2, 2008.

  1. Sal Collaziano macrumors regular

    Nov 7, 2007
    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    I have lots of mp3s that I sync between my MBP and iPhone all the time. However, anything I purchase through iTunes does not sync over to my iPhone. I get a message after trying stating that I don't have authorization to do that.

    "Some of the items in the iTunes library, including "name of a song", were not copied to the iPhone "iPhone" because you are not authorized to play them on this computer."

    Does this have something to do with the fact that I just had a new logic board installed? If so, what do I do to fix the issue?

    Thanks in advance...

    Edit: Okay. I got one part fixed. It appears I had to resync with .mac and now that's fine. But it's saying I've got 2 out of 5 computer sync'd. In other words, .mac seems to think I have another computer sync'd with my account. Is THAT because of the old logic board? Or is the second computer my iPhone?
  2. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
  3. cleung macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2006
    Hong Kong
    I have the exact same problem. I sync my iPhone to my MBP all the time and have never had this problem until now. It's only selected songs I buy from iTunes that won't sync. How do I fix this problem? I'm not sure how logging onto .mac would fix it. I logged on but didn't make a difference.

    Note: I don't have a new logic board. Nothing has changed on my MBP.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Yeah it's linked to the old logic board. I wouldn't worry about it; when you reach 5, just deauthorize all and then reauthorize the computers you actually have. Just don't forget to deauthorize next time you send your computer in.
  5. soundtronx macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2011
    i am also getting that i am not authorized.

    we first dowloaded it on our front shop computer and it worked how ever some one stole our phone blah blah blah and now we are trying to sync it to the new one and what do you know im not authorized well it is downloaded to itunes and i can watch it there but it will not sync to my iphone. what should i do? someone help

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