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Peripherals Need help with an Ipod Touch

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by chrisb2e9, 14 May 2009.

  1. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Hello,
    My roommate has an Ipod touch. A friend of hers formatted it on a pc and now when my roommate plugs it into her mac it doesn't see it.
    I plugged it into my pc (vista 64) and it saw the device right away as an ipod touch.

    Not sure what to do for troubleshooting. Once it gets formatted on a pc is there something that has to be done to get it to work on a mac again?

    I dont have Itunes on my pc, will I have to download it to fix this?

    Thanks for any suggestions if you need more info let me know!
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    u cant format an Ipod touch can you ???

    like proper format i mean is that whats happened ?

    did she just erase her music off ipod because she plugged it into her pc that had itunes ?

    so when you plug into MAC do u load up itunes and it doesnt detect it ???
     
  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    er, you can force it into recovery mode and do a restore on the mac.

    BUT. ipod touches aren't like the older ipods which could be windows or mac formatted. they are completely agnostic these days, and a touch should appear under windows or mac regardless of what machine it's originally synced to.

    anyway, put it into recovery mode and restore it on the mac. you'll lose everything on the ipod though, so make sure it's easy to put back :)
     
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  4. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    +1 at Fod.

    The Apple KB link he gave you should sort it out, if you haven't done it already :)
     
  5. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    Thanks gents, I ran out of time as I had to drive her to the airport. Guess we will have to try it when she gets back. And then I get back. And we both happen to be home at the same time...

    anyway, thanks!
     
  6. barack

    barack What's a Dremel?

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    you have to again format it using thier official software to get rid from this.
    hope it will help.
     

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