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ipod question

by Tianyu / November 20, 2004 8:16 AM PST

I connected my ipod mini to my computer, but it does not appear in the itune, i download the ipod updater put my computer does not read DMG files, how can I transfer music on to my ipod again? By the way, I can't use my cd-rom so it's impossible to install it from cd.

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Re: ipod question
by Uma Shankar / December 13, 2004 8:18 AM PST
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Hi,

Try this solution:

Make sure your computer meets the system requirements for iPod mini(http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93633). Connecting your iPod mini to a PC that has older iPod software on it can cause this symptom.


Macintosh users should use the FireWire cable to connect to the computer. With Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later, you can also use a high-powered USB 2.0 cable if your computer has a USB 2.0 port.


Put iPod mini into disk mode(http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93651). If you can see iPod on the desktop, in My Computer, or in iTunes now, you're ready to restore(http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60983) it. If you have an iPod mini and are using it with a PC, try restoring the iPod mini even if it won't go into disk mode.

Warning: Restoring iPod erases and reformats the hard disk. All music and other data on iPod will be erased. Make a backup of any files or music on iPod before restoring it.


If you can't put your iPod into disk mode, reset it(http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61705).

Hope this information helps.

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ipod mini question
by bguy688 / January 31, 2005 11:21 AM PST
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The solution is to disconnect the USB and connect to AC power to complete the upgrade process. (The message on the iPod mini is incorrect.)

bguy688

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iPod
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 31, 2005 9:03 PM PST
In reply to: ipod question

What computer do you have that does not read DMG files?
If it is a Mac then you must be running OS 9 or below (No iPod)
If it is a PC running W2K or XP, then you need to format the iPod HD first, following the instructions.
All iPod updaters come in two flavors. You have to download the right one for your machine.
Meanwhile, it might be worth considering a new CDROM player
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