Solved iPod formatted to disc e now there is nothing

August 15, 2011 at 18:31:49
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My daughter put a Mac formatted iPod in a windows laptop. A prompt came up to format to disc e. She did it. Now there is nothing on the iPod and it is not recognized in iTunes on the Mac.

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August 15, 2011 at 19:08:56
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iPods, iPhones, iPads do not like to be used on multiple computers due to sync issues and the way Apple manages transferring songs & movies. However something doesn't seem right here. Usually when you plugin the device, it just shows the device and you are only able to access pictures and videos.

I have never seen it ask if you want to format the device. Are you absolutely sure that is what happened? Not trying to question your information but that is not the normal behavior.

The best advice I can give at this point would be to connect it to the original computer you synced it with and do a restore. You should get everything back.


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#2
August 16, 2011 at 04:18:45
I am partial to apple products myself but my daughter purchased a gateway laptop because of price(shes14).She put it in the laptop and that's the message she said she got. I've done research and I want to restore it but it doesn't show up in ITunes as a device/source at all. How can I find it?

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#3
August 16, 2011 at 07:44:47
Not knowing what model you have it's hard to say but on the iPod Touch, you can do a reset. If you have the Touch model, hold down the power button and the home button until you see the Apple logo appear. If it tells you to swipe to turn off, just ignore that. If you have a different model, look in the manual for how to reset the device. If that doesn't work it's time to take it to the Genius Bar at an Apple store and have them look at it.

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#4
August 16, 2011 at 10:46:30
I have already tried resetting it and that didn't help. I'll check into the genius bar. It may be cheaper to buy another one. It's a nano a couple of years old so well see. Thanks, and if you come up with any other suggestions I'd appreciate it.

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