Have you tried installing a fresh of iTunes over the existing one by downloading the latest version from Apple's website?
Do you have any other USB devices connected to your Mac when you try to sync your device? Do you have any security software running on your system? What about any sort of Plug-ins?
Thanks for your response.
I tried re-installing the iTunes and that did not work. I don't have any other USB devices plugged in. Only a Time Capsule that is connected remotely. The printer is hooked to the time capsule. No security software is loaded.
I wasn't sure about your plug-ins question...in the Finder window in my Library I found an iTunes plug-in listed called Quartz Composer and seems legit. For Internet plug-ins I have several but not sure if they would affect the ipod.
Interestingly enough, my superdrive has gone out too. I took it in to be replaced and the new drive still won't play DVDs. A different issue I know...not sure if the corrupted shuffle may affect the superdrive? I don't know enough about the inside of computers to speak intelligently about this:)
Thanks so much for your ideas. Let me know if you have any other thoughts. Greatly appreciated.
Yes, the original shuffle was purchased in Dec, so only five months old. I had not plugged the shuffle in for a few months so I am not entirely sure of the sequence of events, but I did upgrade to Lion in February. I don't think I had connected the shuffle since that upgrade until now. Could that be the problem? I am on the third shuffle now - all corrupted, so obviously the problem is with my computer.
Apple Care helped me erase and reformat one of the ipods but it did not work either.
They will take the shuffle back and refund but I'd really like to figure out how to fix this...I like how small the shuffle is and was using it quite often.
Thanks for your help!
Maybe try trashing your iPod's plist file. Head to ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPod.plist (where ~ is your username) and drag it to your desktop. Then reboot your Mac quick and reconnect your iPod. Any luck there?
If not, there may be an issue with your iPod's kext (kernal extension). There is no way to re-install that unless you can pull it off of a Snow Leopard disc or re-install your O/S.
Well, as it turns out both problems were a result of a Lexar JumpDrive I have been using. It must not be compatable with OSX Lion. I re-installed OSX and the ipod connected just fine and DVDs played. I then connected the Lexar, used some of files, and disconnected. I then tested the DVD and ipod - both showing the same errors again.
It's a strange effect for a jump drive to have. I notified Lexar so they are aware of the issue.
Thanks for all your replies...appreciate your time.