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Display last-connected-iPod's serial number in iTunes
Authored by: rkchang on Jan 26, '06 10:18:49AM

My iPod mini's serial number does not show up on my iBook's iTunes, but it shows up on my desktop Windows PC's iTunes. This could be due to a combination of reasons:

(a) Since my desktop has a much larger hard drive, I use that computer as my primary music/podcast management computer, so of course, I use my iPod primarily what that computer. Consequently, it's been some time since I've used my iPod with my iBook (plus, I seem to have misplaced my iPod's FireWire cable...it's a slightly older generation iBook still w/ USB 1.1)

(b) Seeing as how both computers are running the latest versions of iTunes, I have upgraded iTunes on my iBook several times since the last time I connected my iPod to it. I'm guessing that with at least one of the upgrades, it erased past records of my iPod.

(c) I'm wondering if this tip only works w/ Tiger, as I'm still running Panther.


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Display last-connected-iPod's serial number in iTunes
Authored by: rkchang on Jan 26, '06 07:12:12PM

I was able to get my hands on someone's spare FireWire cable, and it finally worked. I'm guessing the main reason it didn't work before is that the numerous iTunes upgrades had somehow erased the immediate record of iPod use.

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