Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2013 10:14 PM (in response to Marc6899)
Unless someone has a good answer, I have figured it out. Sadly the creator of itunes seems to have decreed
that itunes 9 will no longer restore ipods. One has to have itunes 10 in order to now restore older ipods. That means one needs the very reliable OS 10.5 to have itunes 10.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 9:23 PM (in response to Marc6899)
After installing the new flash card, you should have connected the mini to your computer and gone directly to itunes. Itunes should have seen the mini and that it had an empty drive. At that point, you could have used itunes to restore the mini and itunes would have properly formatted the card.
While Ipods can use HFS+ or FAT32, formatting it before going to itunes may have been the problem. You might try reformatting to FAT32 and then seeing if itunes recognizes it.
You cold also try connecting it to a Windows computer and itunes. That version of itunes may see the mac format enough to let you restore from there. If you're able to do that and restore it on the Windows computer, the mac should be able to work with it too.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 22, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to bwhite62)
Thanks for the info, I have already mentioned what I had done, so, a recap, itunes 4 through 9.2.2 will not restore any ipods, the above mentioned itunes was running in OS 10.4, every time I try, I get a no server please check internet connection and server firewalls. I tried this on a G5 and a G4 Powerbook, still no go. When I run 10.5 with itunes 10, every thing works, I then ended up restoring 2 different ipods, a shuffle and the ipod mini. Now that they are restored I can use itunes 9 to load them. I have since found out that others have the same problem regardless of itunes on a Mac or Windows machine. As for formatting a ipod on a windows machine, one need to have a windows pc.