Old 10th August 2010, 03:44   #1
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Can't sync iPod

After successfully putting my music library onto my new computer, I tried to sync my iPod. Things appeared to be working well, but after it finished syncing the last song, Winamp crashed and no changes were made to my iPod. I tried again with the same result. I then reformatted the iPod (using Windows; I don't see a way to do this in Winamp) to wipe it and try again. Now, Winamp recognizes the device only as a generic USB device and not as an iPod. When I try to sync, Winamp hangs. I tried dragging just a few songs onto the device, and they appeared to sync, but when I ejected the iPod, it appeared to reset again; no songs were on the iPod.

I'm using the latest Winamp with Windows 7. My iPod is a 160GB Classic with software version 2.0.4.

This is incredibly frustrating; any pointers would be most welcome. Thanks.
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Old 10th August 2010, 21:44   #2
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if you just recently formatted the ipod you will need to unplug the player and let it reboot. after is reboots plug the unit back in (if itunes is installed let it do the things it needs to do before continuing on the winamp this includes firmware) before closing itunes check the box on the unit that you want to manually manage music (if you dont do this the player will disconnect when you shut down itunes) you may need to click the X on syncing music in the song title bar
once you open winamp again it should recognize the player as a ipod
if it doesnt i will have to recommend using mlipod.sourceforge.net (please note this plugin does not work with generations made within the last year)

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Old 12th August 2010, 04:15   #3
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Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, the iPod seems to be stuck in a resetting loop. It appears I synced some songs successfully, but after properly ejecting the iPod and unplugging it, it reset and returned to its factory state. No idea how to break out of this.
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Old 12th August 2010, 04:37   #4
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sounds like a error within the unit maybe
did you unplug the unit after you formatted it
if you didnt you will need to reformat the unit and use the instructions i have given

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let me know if you are having luck

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Old 13th August 2010, 04:59   #6
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Yup, I've done what you said; no luck. Things appear to sync fine in Winamp, but when I eject it (properly), it just resets again.

Thanks again for your help.
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Old 13th August 2010, 19:27   #7
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how old is the unit
if it is still in warranty range you may need to have it exchanged
since to me it sounds like there is a major problem within the unit itself
it may also be that the battery is dieing
without looking at the unit itself i can tell you what is wrong

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Old 14th August 2010, 20:23   #8
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Thanks. I might take it to a Genius Bar, then, though I suspect that they'll just tell me to use iTunes, which I absolutely refuse to do after all the problems it gave me on my last computer.
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i hear that
hope you can figure out what is wrong with it
hopefully its only software/firmware and not hardware

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Old 15th August 2010, 18:57   #10
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Success! I reset the iPod with iTunes on a friend's computer, so my Winamp recognized it as an iPod again. Then, all I had to do was sync in chunks. Not sure why, but I guess 10,000+ tracks is too much to do at once.
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glad you got it figured out

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