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Old 04-28-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
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ipod updater not working!


I just downloaded the new iTunes update (to 4.5) and accompanying iPod update. After updating iTunes, when I plug in my iPod, it appears as a volume on the desktop (even though I haven't set it to firewire disk mode) and a dialog pops up in iTunes: "iTunes has detected a software update for the iPod. Would you like to install it now?" I click yes, and it launches the updater app -- which tells me that "No iPod is attached"! I've tried rebooting to no avail. Has anyone else encountered this problem?

Edit: Oh, I should add that my iPod is the original old-school 5 GB model. Never had any trouble with it before.


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Old 04-28-2004, 03:55 PM   #2
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wuh-oh. i'm not liking the sound of this. now i'm not so anxious to get home and install 4.5.

i did just read the info related to the ipod updater in software update and it specifically states ALL iPods released prior to april 28, 2004. it then goes on to state what it provides for dock connector ipods AND dock connector-less ipods.

so, there may be a bug. but, it doesnt appear apple is intentionally obsoleting our older ipods.

i DID install iTunes 4.5 on my pb tho early this am (dont use it for ipod management). and, at that time, QT651 was not available thru software update. may hap your computer is missing some necessary updates? just a thot.
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:08 AM   #3
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Try running the ipod updater by itself, without iTunes launching it. Also, check to see that the ipod is mounted. If not, use Disk Utility to mount it, then try the updater.
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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fix from apple

Hello all-

I am posting a fix to my own problem. Apple posted this knowledge base article:


I followed the steps described and my iPod updated fine.

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