Kill me after you read this
but only then... last christmas i got an ipod 20 gig prolly second generation (before photo capability) and sometime earlier this year my battery melted inside rendering it useless... with the warranty i got a new one but i never opened it up till today... now i go to add my 3600 songs to it and no matter what i do iTunes (which i hate more than anything in the world) wont recognize my new ipod. any ideas on how to get my music onto my ipod? i was thinking of uninstalling itunes then reinstalling it but i want to exhaust every possible resource beforehand.
ps. i hate ipods... >_>
is your clickwheel white or gray?
btw this was happening to me with my 40GB 4th gen ipod (the one w/ the gray clickwheel DIRECTLY before the photo came out) right around the time other problems started popping up. i don't remember how it was resolved, but i doubt it was any of my doing. it seems to have a mind of its own!! O_O i was just going to ask you if you had any other problems with it, but since you don't have any music on it yet, i guess it's an entirely different story. errrm, i'm afraid i don't know what to tell you. try going to the ipod troubleshooting section of the apple site if you already haven't. time, a reset or four, and charging seems to be a remedy for my woes (but once again, i reckon your case is different). nevermind. someone can kill me as well.
please excuse the slight diversion, but if it happens to die, what would you get as an ipod alternative? i'm currently looking for one myself (although i must admit the 60GB ipod video is sooo alluring. *sigh*).
Give that a try. Sounds good, but the artical appears to be a little dated. Also, I'd try to re-install iTunes before I went out and actually bought a new card for your computer.
I'll keep looking...
[5 minutes later]
This site has a lot of info... I like the sound's of disk mode... but not so much for fixing the problem. I just like the sounds of it.
[another 10~15 minutes later]
Another thought occures to me. You don't need iTunes to run your iPod. Your *supposed* to use iTunes, but they don't make iTunes available for Linux, Unix, or BSD, now do they... an I KNOW people have got it running on those systems. So if you think it's an iTunes problem, there are other options you consider. They range from new software to write files to the device with (because iPods use a special index file, you can't just put the music on there... you have to have software that can correctly write this index file), to new firmware flash to the iPod (although that one gets dangerous).
Meh... try some of the fixes first I think... don't want to completely kill it.
thanks to Silverwmoon!
actually i found out the problem was my software was out of date on the ipod hardware, i fixed it thou (before i read this T_T) but thanks anyway.
so for all people with old ipods the problem may be your software is out of date! go here to fix it apple.com/ipod/download