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    imac 2.16 ghz intel core 2 duo
    brand new 80 gig ipod pc or my mac??
    so i haven't even taken it out of the box and i'm reading old posts and it sounds like for my ipod to sync with friends pc's and my imac i need to do the original open of the ipod on a pc???? i don't want to mess things up. if i'd have know it was this much trouble i might just continue with my mess of cd's all over my car.

    thanks,
    will

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    15" MBP w/Intel Core 2 Duo w/Lion, MBA w/Lion, 80GB iPod Video, 32GB iPhone 4, Two 32GB iPads
    If you sync your iPod with your Mac, you cannot plug it into your friends PC. As soon as you do so, it will say that in order for this to work, you will need to delete everything on your iPod.

    So, yes.. If you wish to plug your iPod into a friends computer, and theirs is a PC, it must be synced to a PC as well. Even so -- If you're doing this, make sure that you don't have your iPod set to automatically sync to the computer because when you plug it into another, it will do just that and you may not be too happy with the results.
    Mac users swear by their computers. PC users swear at their computers.

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    MacBook / Mac Mini
    My experience.

    Moral is:
    Mac-formated iPod works fine on Mac and Linux, not Windows.

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    I Can Has Mac!'s Avatar
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    Iphone 8gig, inherited powerbook (beer+mac=power-brick)
    so you cant use a transfer program to back up all your songs??

    lameside
    Not a fanboy just enlightened.

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    First things first. You can't sync one iPod with two iTunes accounts. Right?

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    I Can Has Mac!'s Avatar
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    Iphone 8gig, inherited powerbook (beer+mac=power-brick)
    Question
    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    First things first. You can't sync one iPod with two iTunes accounts. Right?
    i dont think so but there are programs to back your music onto a computer right why cant you add your current selection to thier computer and then you get thier music and yours (in theory).

    i have no clue so dont down my rep kids.
    Not a fanboy just enlightened.

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    I dont know what it is I do but I had my ipod before I had my mac and i have been using it on both machines without issue, sometimes it takes a minute or so for my macbook to recognize my ipod but I havent had any issues actually accessing it. I dont auto sync though, from the very beginning I have always drag and dropped. not sure if this has any effect, cant imagine it would

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    I Can Has Mac!'s Avatar
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    Iphone 8gig, inherited powerbook (beer+mac=power-brick)
    well i give up ill leave it to the smarter people
    Not a fanboy just enlightened.

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