Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?

    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2012
    Posts
    42
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?
    I wanted to sync my old iPod classic to a 2011 MBP i got, but itunes said it was on the wrong account, wiped the whole thing after I clicked "erase & sync", and the little icon wouldn't show up on the sidebar, so I cant manually add them back. it does show up in finder though. what should I do?

  2. #2
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?
    Sur3Mac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 03, 2009
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,563
    Specs:
    Late 2011 MBP 13" i5/16GB RAM,Early 2007 MB white 13", 2x TV 3rd Gen, ᣦ
    Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed, and that your iPod is directly plugged into
    your MBP.

    If the problem persists, try restarting both the iPod and the MBP.

    SM

  3. #3
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?

    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2012
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by Sur3Mac View Post
    Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed, and that your iPod is directly plugged into
    your MBP.

    If the problem persists, try restarting both the iPod and the MBP.

    SM
    I tried, and it's still not working, synching, or showing up in iTunes in the sidebar , but thanks anyways

    ps. I think it may be time for a new iPod though, this is an '06 model.

  4. #4
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,956
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Well certainly it's time for a newer one, but that still doesn't explain why it's not showing up.

    Does the old iPod hold a charge, or work normally independent of the computer? If it's just a case that the battery's dead ...

  5. #5
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?

    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2012
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Well certainly it's time for a newer one, but that still doesn't explain why it's not showing up.

    Does the old iPod hold a charge, or work normally independent of the computer? If it's just a case that the battery's dead ...
    Thanks for the info, I got it working with all my music after synching it with my iMac, and I decided its iTunes problem because my iPad won't show up on the MacBook either

  6. #6
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?
    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    18,956
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Just as a check, I located my old third-gen (2005) iPod, charged the battery and connected it to iTunes using a Firewire to 30-pin cable. Still works perfectly!! Colour me surprised.

  7. #7
    iPod classic not showing up on iTunes?

    Member Since
    Nov 02, 2010
    Posts
    32
    When all else fails. You can reboot your ipod using the scroll wheel (when its not connected)
    (Apple's web page will have the procedures for your model).
    That should wipe everything. Then try syncing it.
    You'll have to reload all your files
    but that should clear the problem

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. iPod Classic and iTunes playcount
    By disturbed13 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-03-2014, 02:44 PM
  2. iPod Classic Not showing up in Itunes
    By Tom_458 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-20-2011, 05:26 PM
  3. ipod not showing in itunes
    By eharp in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-27-2010, 07:52 AM
  4. iPod Classic: Album Artwork Not Showing when in Main Menu
    By DeLyriusylum in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 10:52 AM
  5. iTunes 9 and iPod classic
    By louishen in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-20-2009, 12:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •