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Grrrrrrrrr I can't get my IPOD to connect

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by stosh, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    So I have it plugged into the firewire port and it's charging but I can't get the computer or iTunes to see it.

    I DL'ed the drivers for it and it still doesn't work.

    Anybody have any idea what might be the problem?
     

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  2. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    problem=ipods suck
     
  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Sounds like it's something either computer, iPod, wire, or program related. Check those four things out.
     
  4. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ok where should I start? :rolleyes:
     
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    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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  6. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    stosh, for whatever reason, the iPod i bought for my wife had the same problem...it took a while for the computer to recognize the player. then it started working. i didn't change anything.

    yay for Apple!
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Start with a beer.

    There is a "free Guinness" thread in the food forum.
     
  8. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I have the same problems sometimes. You need to go to the I-Pod updater which came with the I-Pod software. You need to then reset your I-Pod through the software. Then un-plug it from your computer, then plug it into an outlet to charge for a few minutes. Then... restart your computer, and it SHOULD work, but if it doesn't, re-set your I-pod a different way by holding down the Menu and The Center button and hold them untill the screen goes blank, and the "apple" appears.

    If it doesn't work, either repeat, re-restart your computer, or take it to bestbuy or another computer place. But... when you call apple for their help, they charge you like 40 bucks for a 5 minute convorsation.
     
  9. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    close. first toggle the HOLD switch on then off, then hold down the center and menu buttons at the same time... :oink:
     
  10. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    which iPod? and which iTunes?
     
  11. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I've done all of the above. When I try to run the updater it can't even see that the IPOD is connected. It was formatted on a Windows computer and it gets a charge via the fire wire.

    it's a 3rd gen IPOD
     
  12. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    have an apple store nearby?
     
  13. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    gravensteins, romes, pink ladys and macouns.
     
  14. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    sometimes mine acts like that. After a pc restart it always fixes the problem
     
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  16. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    NOPE


    125654321
     
  17. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    I had a pink lady for the first time recently. It was not as tasty as I was led to believe it would be.
     
  18. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    they were my favorite apple in ireland.
     
  19. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    Is that where the variety is from? I had never heard of them untill recently.
     
  20. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmm pink ladies. i love those. only apple i'll buy.
     
  21. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Anybody know where to get older versions of the driver's?

    I didn't get the CD with the IPOD I bought.
     
  22. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i don't think ireland's got a native apple crop. probably somewhere like new zealand.

    stosh, get the cd from the dude you bought the thing from.
     
  23. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    www.apple.com, you should be able to get the updater also.
     
  24. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    He said he threw the CD away a long time ago.
     
  25. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    no worky
     
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    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Do you have a Mac or a PC?
     
  27. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    that = THE SUCK
     
  28. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    PC



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  29. riderx

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    It's the new iPod, certified by the RIAA. Prevents you from stealing music!