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iPod 3G Sync Problem

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Sep 15, 2012 5:58 AM

I have an old 3G 40GB iPod that still works fine that I use in my office. I tried to sync it up to the firewire port on my iMac (2.16 ghz running OS 10.5.8) but it wouldn't sync or show up as a device in iTunes (10.6.3). I don't think the cord is he problem because the iPod battery is charging. I have reset the iPod and restarted the iMac but this was no help. I also tried restarting the iPod in Disk Mode but iTunes still wouldn't recognize it. I recollect syncing it up with no problem about 6 months ago, so the only thing I can think of is that the iTunes 10.6.3 upgrade is the problem. Does anyone know if that is the case? Thanks!

iPod 3G 40 GB, iOS 2.x
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Sep 16, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to patgilb)

    No. All iPods are compatible with the latest version of iTunes. Do you have another Mac you could test the iPod on?

     

    Even though the iPod's battery charges, it still wouldn't hurt to try another cable if at all possible.

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Sep 17, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to patgilb)

    Well, as soon you can get your hands on another device that utiltizes firewire, you can use it to test the Firewire ports of your Mac to verify if it's an issue with the actual ports or not.

     

    When you had the iPod plugged in, did it appear in the Finder at all?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Sep 22, 2012 7:20 AM (in response to patgilb)

    At this time I don't.  Sorry. :S

     

    Let us know what happens after replacing the battery!

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Sep 25, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to patgilb)

    It shouldn't be a problem.  It's an older iPod and should work just fine with an older OS and version of iTunes.


    B-rock

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