I am having the same problem, although mine began before I downloaded the iTunes update.
I connected my iPod via Firewire yesterday and it was not recognized (I connected on 6/26 with no problems). I checked the software update and downloaded the iTunes 4.9 update and the iPod update, but the iPod is still not recognized.
I too have done the usual maintenance and everything suggested on the support pages. I'm Getting frustrated.
The problem would seem to be Firewire related.
Plugged into Firewire my Mac Mini cannot see my iPod. I've just plugged it into Firewire and it works as per normal.
I'm just running the new update to see if that helps.
Nope! Just the same.
This is my first Mac and the more I use Tiger the more disillusioned I become!
Each software update just seems to be more trouble.
I hope Apple start to take this seriously they could risk the switchers switching back at this rate!
Well, I let my battery in the iPod run completely dead.
After that, I hooked it back up to my Mac and it started working again. Everything seems fine now.
I wish I knew what caused it to happen... and I wish I knew what fixed it even more, so I could offer some sound advice to the others that are experiencing this.
I have older USB iPod.
After installing iTunes 4.9, it worked for a little while...
Now when launching iTunes, I get the following message:
iTunes can not read the contents of the iPod "my iPod." Use the iPod Software Updater application to restore the iPod to factory settings.
Will a "restore" delete all the contents of my iPod?
Yes restore will delete all the contents of your iPod!!!! Does your iPod show on your desktop??? If yes, you can use a program like iPod Rip to move your songs back to iTunes, and then you can restore iPod.
Thanks for the link.
It does not seem to be working however. My iPod is recognized by ipodRip (it shows up under the "window" menu), however restore does nothing.
My iPod does mount onto the desktop. Anyway of getting into it from there?
I am starting to think that Apple outsourced the coding on this iTunes upgrade to Redmond.
I had the same problem here: Brand new iPod, mounted 1 time, made the firmware-update and the iTunes 4.9 update. After that no mounting at all.
I came here to find a solution. Since there is no answer here, I tried the usual thing: reset.
I've just made a reset (pressing and holding center button and menu button) and there it is on my desktop and in my iTunes again. Everything is fine now.
Hope it helps ...
Yes! I too have the same problem. I initially thought it was because I have an "old" 3rd generation iPod and a G3 iMac. I was ready to buy I new iPod today, but now I see the problem is something larger.
Before I spend more $$$ on an iPod, I will watch here for a possible solution. Oh, iPod Updater doesn't work for me (again, it's an old, 2003 model iPod). I tried the "battery drain" thing- no luck either.
Was Apple's haste in delivering iTunes 4.9 (with Podcasting) a goof? Why was this not tested? I can't believe they would make a mistake?! Not Apple. Was Microsoft involved with the development of iTunes 4.9? I bet that explains it! (wink, wink)