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A fix for the iPod Updater problem Apps
A lot of people were unable to update their iPods using Apple's latest iPod Updater 2004-04-28. It would say "Please plug in an iPod to update it" even if your iPod was clearly mounted on the desktop. Apple posted a fix for this here.

I was able to update my iPod without following Apple's advice, by using the updater on a different mac which had recently been wiped and has a fresh copy of Panther on it. It probably worked because the version of the /System/Library/Extensions/iPodDriver.kext is new, whereas my system probably has an old copy. But if you don't have a fresh mac laying around, you'll have to follow Apple's advice.
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A fix for the iPod Updater problem
Authored by: mrdlcastle on May 03, '04 07:17:48PM

Also be wary of your iSight. Apparently if you have an iSight connected to your system, and upgrade your iPod to 2.2, it will cause your iPod to hang (and eventually hang your system) when synchronizing.
If you unplug your iSight, the problems go away.

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A fix for the iPod Updater problem
Authored by: gidds on Jul 25, '05 09:41:32AM
I realise this is late, but here's an update in case it helps anyone else...

I had this problem after upgrading from 10.2 to 10.4: the iPod updater refuse to see any iPodm and iTunes refused to copy artwork to my new iPod Photo, treating it just like my old non-Photo one.

Apple's advice for 10.4 is to do an archive installation, but I've customised my system a bit and didn't want to.

Here's how I fixed it. I did a fresh installation of 10.4 onto a spare drive, and then copied three bundles from that onto my main 10.4 installation. The bundles in question are: /System/Library/Extensions/iPodDriver.kext, /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPod.framework, and /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iPodSync.framework.

You have to preserve the permissions, user and group of all the contents, which means doing it as root. (I did it from the command line, using 'sudo', 'rm -r', 'cp -p', 'chown' and 'chgrp'.)

After that both the iPod Updater and iTunes recognised my new iPod Photo for what it was, and all is well!


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