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Where can I find ipod updater so iTunes 10 will see my scrollwheel 10G ipod?

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Where can I find ipod updater so iTunes 10 will see my scrollwheel 10G ipod?


I used it exclusively on an old iBook. (POS from the beginning - bad motherboard, replaced, went bad just out of warranty. So I use it for only certain things.)


Now I want to load the scrollwheel ipod (also POS, bad motherboard where the headphones plug in, can't be repaired) from my iTunes 10 machine.


iTunes 10 does not see the ipod with it's 1.2.6 software.   iTunes 7.5 sees it but will no longer update itself or the ipod.




- my sig:  Whatever we're talking about, please don't tell me to buy a new one unless you're willing to pay for it.  Thanks.

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    The newest version of iTunes should and will recognize all models and generations of iPods.  What is displayed on the iPod's display when you have it connected?


    Are you using the cable that was originally included with the iPod?  Have you tried resetting it with it still connected?

    How to reset iPod



  • Kenichi Watanabe Level 7 Level 7 (29,985 points)

    A "scrollwheel 10G" (10 GB) iPod may be 3rd gen...  If it's a 3rd gen iPod, the one with a "scrollwheel" and four "touch" buttons in a row between the screen and wheel (that glow orange), it will only work properly with a FireWire connection.  Although it has a dock connector, it does not charge over a USB connection.  If you Mac has a FireWire 800 port, you can use an adapter to connect to the old FireWire (400) docking cable.


    Mine still works perfectly (it's had a few battery replacements) with the latest iTunes and Mac OS X 10.7.4.  I think it has great sound...


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