4053 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 7, 2008 11:57 AM by MoSmith
Problem solved! After I posted the question, I read through the LO-O-ONG list of other people's questions and found the answer (stupid as it was--actually, pretty smart, because I never would have thought of it): I plugged the cable into a different USB port. It worked on the 3rd port I tried. Who'd have thunk it? I cringed a little when it asked me about restoring the Ipod, fearing that the Mac was the default setting, but no, not when the machine's hooked up to a PC it seems. Since my music was backed up on the Mac, I knew I could get it back, so I let it restore, then went back to the Mac, retrieved my music, then transferred it to the PC. (Why am I switching from a Mac to a PC when everyone else seems to move in the opposite direction? Long story.... don't ask...)
Anyway, even though I didn't get a direct answer to my question, it was here all along, and for that, I thank all the clever people who take the time to offer their expertise.