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Need to wipe 2nd Generation iPod

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nik1420 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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Nov 25, 2012 11:47 AM

I have an old iPod (2nd Generation with the buttons at the top of the wheel) It isn't recognized by my apple laptop. My laptop is the only device that has a firewire port. Any ideas how I can wipe my iPod before I get rid of it?

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 12:07 PM (in response to nik1420)

    Are you plugging it in with the original Firewire cable that was included with it? 

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to nik1420)

    And your Mac doesn't recognize it when plugged in?  Does it still charge at least? What shows on the iPod's display when you have it connected?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Nov 25, 2012 2:46 PM (in response to nik1420)

    Was the iPod previously recognized by your Mac?  What if you try connecting it in Disk Mode using the instructions in this Apple support document?

    Putting iPod into Disk Mode

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to nik1420)

    Strange.  Do you have another Mac you could try and connect the iPod with so you could try restoring it to factory settings in iTunes and then reconnecting it to your own Mac.

     

    Does the iPod appear in System Profiler -> Firewire?

     

    B-rock

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