HT1353: Identifying iPod modelsLearn about Identifying iPod models
Currently Being ModeratedJun 2, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to marathonwoman)
You may review the troubleshooting steps found in the article below.
Hope that helps,
Currently Being ModeratedJun 5, 2013 10:53 PM (in response to griff w)
Hi, Griff W.!
Thanks for taking the time to offer me the troubleshooting steps. I tried them all, but unfortunately to no avail. I can listen to the iPod, but once I connect it to my PC with the firewire cable, it still isn't recognized in iTunes or in Windows. I checked the Universal Serial Bus controllers. The iPod is nowhere to be seen. I checked the version of the software on the iPod and it's 1.5. Maybe that's the problem: the software is too old?
BTW, the firewire cable is charging the iPod.
Maybe if I could find someone with an old PC that has a firewire port? But even if I were to make the iPod visible, would I be able to copy the songs onto my new iPod? From what I've been reading probably not. It's really exasperating. They music is legit, copied from my CDs or purchased.
I am looking at my new superslim iPod Touch 5th generation and right next to it the clickwheel iPod 2nd generation that's more than a cigarette pack sized. Progress. I guess.
Thanks for helping out. If you have any more ideas, please let me know.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 19, 2013 9:15 AM (in response to marathonwoman)
Hi i created an account just to reply to this because this happened to me, my problem is i was using a firewire that came with the ipod and it turned out to only be a charging wire it is a very skinny wire, found a regular fire wire and it worked right away, try using a different fire wire and see if that does the trick.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to jpizzaj)
Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I did buy a very nice gold-plated firewire cable and tried both my slots, but it didn't work. The computer still can't recognize the iPod. My guess is that perhaps it would work if I tried to load an old version of iTunes (ca. 2002) onto an older PC which would have to have firewire. It's possible to download that old version of iTunes online. I don't know if it would work with Win 7. Probably not. My older laptops don't have firewire. Sigh. I can play the old iPod, but I can't access the music and merge it with my other music files. Thanks for writing, though.