iPod mounting problems

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
When mounting my friends iPod on my PB we ran into some difficulties. Its giving an error message saying there is nothing for OS X to read. What's the problem, thanks everybody - Josh


  • Reply 1 of 5
    ur 'pod may be formatted for windows (fat32, i thnk). i'm not too sure how to check (maybe disk utility). if u dont have anything on it, u could just reformat it.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    gordygordy Posts: 1,004member
    Try switching FireWire ports. The one you're using may be bad.

    EDIT: Also, run Console.app before pluging in the iPod. See if you can discern any error from what the Console says.

    [ 02-11-2003: Message edited by: gordy ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 5
    It's an old 5gb mac iPod that I've had for a while and has always worked fine. I'm on a powerbook so only have one firewire port. I have nothing essential on the iPod itself and so am fine with reformatting, but if I reformat in disk utility, will the software still recognize it as an iPod and not just as an external hard drive. Thanks for your help.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    See next message.

    Thanks Defiant! What the heck did I post there?

    [ 02-12-2003: Message edited by: Burn ]</p>
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