No reply. Okay, then, I guess I have to start at the beginning. What does "sync" mean? I can turn on my iPod. The menus appear, and I can navigate thnrough them. I can read the names of all of the songs. The only thing missing is the sound. I can't hear any of the songs. Is that what "not syncing" means?
I have an article here that should be able to help you with this permissions issue in iTunes. The article does not name this issue specifically, but I believe the troubleshooting and resolution steps are still relevant:
Take care, and thanks for visiting the Apple Support Communities.
Thanks for your help. I haven't read the article yet, but I thought I'd report that my main problem has been overcome. My iPod hasn't worked for more than a year, but starting today, it does. Fortunately, I never threw it away, as one computer repairman recommended. So now, it's not really important what "sync" means. I only asked about it because when I decided to make one last attempt to get my iPod working, I kept seeing those words, so I thought that was why I couldn't play the songs on my iPod. As it turned out, those words were irrevelant. They're still there, but I can now play the songs on my iPod.
How did I fix it? Don't ask me. I just kept trying and trying. I kept doing the same useless things
over and over, but I guess i finally did something different, because my iPod started working. It anounced itself back in business with Al Jolson singing "April Showers".
I'm not going to seek perfection today. Later, I'll probably try to get my iPod to "sync" again, whatever that means, but being able to play my tunes is good enough for now.