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Problems connecting my iPod to computer

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Poop Man Bob, May 11, 2005.

  1. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Yes, I've tried Google. Yes, I've tried iPodlounge.com. Yes, I've tried Apple Discussion forums. But I haven't found the answer yet, so I turn here.

    I have a 2nd Generation iPod, and out of the blue I am unable to connect it to my computer. I connect the two via a firewire port, and, while the iPod charges (showing the cord itself works), my computer doesn't recognize that the iPod is plugged in. Thus, I can't load up iTunes and change songs, etc, nor can I use the iPod Updater software - both require connecting the stupid thing first.

    I've had the iPod for 2.5 years now, and this is the first time I've had this problem. But it doesn't appear to be going away, as I've been unable to connect for the last few weeks now.

    The most common answer I've found is "reset your iPod." Fucking thanks, but I've tried that more than a few times. As well as resetting my computer. Nada. Any ideas? Anyone dealt with this before?
  2. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I would help... but I really dont want the prize/punishment
    sorry... I dont know. I'm anti-iPod.

    currently rocking a lexar mp3 player with:
    - 1.2 gigs
    - built in FM transmitter
    - FM radio PLUS FM Recorder
    - Pitch/Speed shifting built in (wooo! DJ!)
    - 8 different backligh colours
    - DRM would apply if I wasn't a pirate
    - Full display + ID3 (fuck an iShuffle) I need to know titles
    - blah blah.... fuck the iCult.
  3. deterrent

    deterrent Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 5,181 Likes Received: 43
    My little brother had the same problem a month ago with the newest generation.

    Your Ipod is fucked, he brought his to the Apple store and they end up giving him a
    new one and showed him how to load his old Itunes to it with out fucking up his music.

    Hopefully I'm wrong though.
  4. deterrent

    deterrent Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 20, 2004 Messages: 5,181 Likes Received: 43
    If your up for some cyber my aim handle is daddylonglegs

    ps. my wizard hat is on and I cast level 28 erection
  5. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2

    awesome reference!
  6. drsev

    drsev Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2004 Messages: 113 Likes Received: 3
    Try another firewire device on yoru computer. narrow the problem down to 'pod or the computer.

    Try upgrading the firmware on yoru firewire card??
  7. hopeizm

    hopeizm Member

    Joined: Oct 3, 2003 Messages: 578 Likes Received: 1
    your problem is .....apple.... anything computer related with the word apple in it isnt going to get on very well with a pc.... both great machines but totally incompatible
  8. sarcasm

    sarcasm Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003 Messages: 3,352 Likes Received: 35
    reinstall the driver?
  9. El Producto

    El Producto Senior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2004 Messages: 1,682 Likes Received: 0
    im having the exact same problem with my mp3 player, but its not an ipod. but the worse thing is that i deleted all of my music off it just before this problem started, so ive been using the gay radio all week.
  10. Theodore Huxtable

    Theodore Huxtable Banned

    Joined: Jan 20, 2005 Messages: 236 Likes Received: 0
    Try restoring the iPod with the iPod Updater. Download the latest version at ipod.com... yeah your whole iPod system will be erased, but it will quickly update again when iTunes updates all the songs.
  11. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Nov 16, 2000 Messages: 10,259 Likes Received: 18
    Theo - I can't restore it, as using the Updater requires my computer recognizing the iPod. Even if a could, though, I'm wary of voluntarily erasing my iPod's contents when there's no guarantee I'll be able to put anything else on it.

    sarcasm - the driver's fine. My computer recognizes the Firewire card, etc.

    drsev - I don't have another Firewire device, unfortunately. I have friends with Macs, though, so I'll try it on their computers.

    deterrent - level 28 erection = funny.
  12. JohnnyHorton

    JohnnyHorton Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 2, 2002 Messages: 2,201 Likes Received: 0
    I only really read your first post PMB, and the same thing happened to me
    What happened in my case was this: I had been using an earlier version of iTunes with an iPod mini - then I managed to get my hands on a 20GB (I'm not sure if its 3rd or 4th gen) and my comp (which is a PC) wasn't recognizing anything was plugged in via USB

    So I had to download and install the newest version of iTunes and a new updater for the iPod (I think I got em both off apple's website) and everything worked fine after that -> not sure if its going to work for you but it worked for me
  13. Joker

    Joker Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 7, 2000 Messages: 5,268 Likes Received: 93
    I agree with Johnny Horton...

    Go to Apple's website and download the latest version of iTunes and the updates for the iPod. Hopefully that will fix the problem as the updates for the iPod require that you attach the iPod to your computer for them to take place.

    Just a thought...

    And while I like the idea of Apple offering it's wares to the PC world... I just don't think it's a good idea. It would be like trying to get a Campy derailer to work with Shimano cogs... choppy at best.
  14. itunes is a really bad program in some ways
  15. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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