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    Apr 26, 2009
    I may have ruined my ipod....
    Hi, this is my first post but since I switched recently I've been lurking for advice for a little while!!

    Basically, I have an ipod that was previously used with a windows laptop. I plugged it into my new macbook, forgetting that I would have to format it for OS X (right?). It said there was a software update, which I downloaded and installed and since then the ipod just displays the apple logo and lights up and goes dark at various intervals. Now neither the macbook or the laptop recognises that it is plugged in at all.

    Any idea what I've done or what I can do about it? I'd really really like to avoid formatting because I've used the ipod as a small hard drive for transferring pictures and stuff about. But if neither computer recognises the ipod I guess i don't even have the option to format it. I don't know.... any advice is SO welcome. Thanks!!

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    Sep 30, 2007
    The Republic of Neptune
    There's lots and lots of types of iPods out there. It may help to know one you have.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
    Links: Onyx | EasyFind | Apple Hardware Test | How to test your hard drive | The Safe Mac Adware Removal Guide | Uninstall MacKeeper
    Lifeisabeach - Mac-Forums Member of the Month June 2009, Feb 2012, and March 2013.

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    Member Since
    Apr 26, 2009
    Even if your warranty has expired and you don't have apple care, I had a problem like this and apple's support line helped me solve it in an hour or so. I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but

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