I have a windows formatted iPod with disk access enabled. Occasionally, my USB connection flakes out. This used to happen more often when I connected via USB hub, so I no longer do this. However, when this happens, I can't seem to mount my iPod -- to get it to show up in iTunes or even in the Finder. Typically, this happens when I am on my Mac, although I'm pretty sure I've had this same problem on Windows.
- Rebooting my iPod
- Unplugging and plugging back in my iPod
- Rebooting my computer
None of these things work. Fortunately, I eventually figured out that if I plug it in to the other OS, than the problem reverts. In other words, if the problem happened while connected to my Mac, if I then plug my iPod in to Windows, things get better. Likewise, if the problem happened while connected to Windows, if I then connect to my Mac it gets better.
This seems odd, and not a general solution for typical people who don't have multiple PC's with differing OS's. Is there a better way to fix it?
- 160 GB
- version 1.1.2 PC