iPod touch 8GB (1G) wont show up on itunes or on computer

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  1. spray_fresh

    spray_fresh New Member

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    Ok now I have looked around a bit to try and solve my problem, but thusfar have gotten nowhere.

    When i plug my ipod touch into my powermac g4 it doesnt recognise that its been plugged in. The battery icon doesnt change, itunes doesnt open, nothing.
    I have tried this with 3 different USB cords. still, nothing.
    different ports. nothing.
    i have reset all settings on my ipod.


    i tried on my dads computer (imac G5 2.0gHz, powerPC, mac osx tiger 10.4.11), it works on that! so for the past week or so i have just been charging it on his computer, but i cant sync any of my music, movies apps etc on it.

    the problem arose when i installed leopard on my powermac.
    i had to hack the computer firmware on startup to get leopard to run on my computer (make the processor good enough). dont know if this could have caused the problem?


    anyways heres my config

    powermac G4 digital audio
    733mHz processor with 1mb L3 cache
    1GB SD Ram
    Mac OSX 10.5


    oh yeah, my ipod shuffle connects and syncs perfectly with this very same mac....

    any help appreciated!
    thanks.
  2. SooperG

    SooperG New Member

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    First, do you have iTunes 8.2 and second, is your iPod jailbroken?
    iTunes 8.2 doesn't recognize j/b'ed iPods. Another one of Apple's useless attempts to keep us from jailbreaking.
    And naturally, it kinda makes sense that your Shuffle shows up, because it's not jailbroken.
  3. spray_fresh

    spray_fresh New Member

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    my touch has been jailbroken in the past, not now though.
    When I get my mac working again I'll downgrade to 8.1 and see.
    Thanks alot! I'll update when I do it.
  4. ~raF

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    that's one big load of crap.
    my iTunes DOES recognize my jailbroken iPod, so i have no idea what ur talking about

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  5. spray_fresh

    spray_fresh New Member

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    still not working...

    yeah so i downgraded itunes to 8.1

    i dont think my problem was clearly outlined in my first post...
    the ipod touch doesnt even charge.
    i plug it in, and it desnt recognise that its plugged into power

    this is just on MY computer though
    on my dads computer its fine!

    im ready to throw in the towel here....
    i just want to buy a new ipod, but i know new ones are going to come out in september so I shouldnt :|

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