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"Do Not Disconnect" - "No iPod connected"

I posted this at ipodlounge but so far no one's known the answer so
I'll try here:

Just bought my first iPod, a 30G Photo.

I made sure that my Mac OS 10.3 has the latest iTunes installed. I
have my music on an external LaCie firewire drive always plugged into
my Powerbook. I have set in Itunes > Preferences > Advanced > Music
Library to look in the Music folder that I've made on the external
drive. iTunes sees this folder and displays all the library.

When I plug in my iPod to the mac, I am using the cable that came with
it. Everything I've read implies that it is a firewire cable but I
didn't get a firewire cable with the iPod. I got a USB cable. So I
plug it into a USB port.

The Mac sees that the iPod is connected because it places the iPod
icon on the desktop when I plug it in.

But it just sits there and flashes Do Not Disconnect. I see no
activity that Itunes is uploading tunes to the iPod.

When I go to iTunes > Preferences > iPod it says "No iPod connected".

Also: I took it into the local iPod store yesterday to ask about this
and they plugged it into one of their Macs. -- I didn't bring the
cable so they used one of their firewire cables. When they plugged my
iPod in it automatically started loading the tunes they had on their
Mac. So I guess that means that the iPod is okay.

I was wondering if the USB cable is not right but the fact that when I
use it to plug the iPod to the Mac I do see an icon on the desktop
means that something is going through the USB port.

So what's going on?

\Samson
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In article <d0gr31t9crid8aopabch026k1mdruu0257@4ax.com>,
 Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> I posted this at ipodlounge but so far no one's known the answer so
> I'll try here:
> 
> Just bought my first iPod, a 30G Photo.
> 
> I made sure that my Mac OS 10.3 has the latest iTunes installed. I
> have my music on an external LaCie firewire drive always plugged into
> my Powerbook. I have set in Itunes > Preferences > Advanced > Music
> Library to look in the Music folder that I've made on the external
> drive. iTunes sees this folder and displays all the library.

Did you run the installer on the CD-ROM that came with the iPod to make 
sure the drivers are correct?
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Chad
3/20/2005 8:54:49 PM
>
>Did you run the installer on the CD-ROM that came with the iPod to make 
>sure the drivers are correct?

I remember doing it and checking to make sure that iTunes was up to
date.  But to be sure I just tried to do it again.   I stuck the
CD-ROM for the iPod into the Mac and ran the iPod installer.  

It got to a window that says "Plug in an iPod to update it" and I did
so.  The iPod icon is sitting on the desktop but both the Update and
Restore buttons are greyed out.

Very confusing because as mentioned:
1) the iPod worked at the Apple store yesterday when we took it in.
2) the USB cable appears to be working at least to the degree that
plugging it in puts an iPod icon on the desktop and changes the screen
on the iPod from the Menu to the Do Not Disconnect.

??????


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Samson
3/20/2005 10:02:05 PM
How old is the Powerbook? I�m betting that the problem is you only have
USB 1, not USB 2. Spend a few bucks and get the firewire cable for it.
You really wouldn�t want to transfer files to an iPod over USB 1. Sort
of like watching a snail race.

In article <d0gr31t9crid8aopabch026k1mdruu0257@4ax.com>, Samson
<nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> I posted this at ipodlounge but so far no one's known the answer so
> I'll try here:
> 
> Just bought my first iPod, a 30G Photo.
> 
> I made sure that my Mac OS 10.3 has the latest iTunes installed. I
> have my music on an external LaCie firewire drive always plugged into
> my Powerbook. I have set in Itunes > Preferences > Advanced > Music
> Library to look in the Music folder that I've made on the external
> drive. iTunes sees this folder and displays all the library.
> 
> When I plug in my iPod to the mac, I am using the cable that came with
> it. Everything I've read implies that it is a firewire cable but I
> didn't get a firewire cable with the iPod. I got a USB cable. So I
> plug it into a USB port.
> 
> The Mac sees that the iPod is connected because it places the iPod
> icon on the desktop when I plug it in.
> 
> But it just sits there and flashes Do Not Disconnect. I see no
> activity that Itunes is uploading tunes to the iPod.
> 
> When I go to iTunes > Preferences > iPod it says "No iPod connected".
> 
> Also: I took it into the local iPod store yesterday to ask about this
> and they plugged it into one of their Macs. -- I didn't bring the
> cable so they used one of their firewire cables. When they plugged my
> iPod in it automatically started loading the tunes they had on their
> Mac. So I guess that means that the iPod is okay.
> 
> I was wondering if the USB cable is not right but the fact that when I
> use it to plug the iPod to the Mac I do see an icon on the desktop
> means that something is going through the USB port.
> 
> So what's going on?
> 
> \Samson
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P
3/21/2005 1:07:05 AM
It is a PowerPC G4 550MHz, bought about four or five years ago.  I've
got an external hard drive hooked up through firewire and a bunch of
other stuff like keyboard, wacom tablet, trackball mouse, APC UPS,
camera, and printer hooked to the USB port.  It never occured to me
what speed the USB port is, but with those devices I wouldn't notice
the slower speed.  Maybe it is USB 1. 

Is there a app or window that I can look at to see if that is the
case?   

\Samson


>How old is the Powerbook? I�m betting that the problem is you only have
>USB 1, not USB 2. Spend a few bucks and get the firewire cable for it.
>You really wouldn�t want to transfer files to an iPod over USB 1. Sort
>of like watching a snail race.
>
>In article <d0gr31t9crid8aopabch026k1mdruu0257@4ax.com>, Samson
><nospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> I posted this at ipodlounge but so far no one's known the answer so
>> I'll try here:
>> 
>> Just bought my first iPod, a 30G Photo.
>> 
>> I made sure that my Mac OS 10.3 has the latest iTunes installed. I
>> have my music on an external LaCie firewire drive always plugged into
>> my Powerbook. I have set in Itunes > Preferences > Advanced > Music
>> Library to look in the Music folder that I've made on the external
>> drive. iTunes sees this folder and displays all the library.
>> 
>> When I plug in my iPod to the mac, I am using the cable that came with
>> it. Everything I've read implies that it is a firewire cable but I
>> didn't get a firewire cable with the iPod. I got a USB cable. So I
>> plug it into a USB port.
>> 
>> The Mac sees that the iPod is connected because it places the iPod
>> icon on the desktop when I plug it in.
>> 
>> But it just sits there and flashes Do Not Disconnect. I see no
>> activity that Itunes is uploading tunes to the iPod.
>> 
>> When I go to iTunes > Preferences > iPod it says "No iPod connected".
>> 
>> Also: I took it into the local iPod store yesterday to ask about this
>> and they plugged it into one of their Macs. -- I didn't bring the
>> cable so they used one of their firewire cables. When they plugged my
>> iPod in it automatically started loading the tunes they had on their
>> Mac. So I guess that means that the iPod is okay.
>> 
>> I was wondering if the USB cable is not right but the fact that when I
>> use it to plug the iPod to the Mac I do see an icon on the desktop
>> means that something is going through the USB port.
>> 
>> So what's going on?
>> 
>> \Samson

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Samson
3/21/2005 2:10:07 AM
Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>It is a PowerPC G4 550MHz, bought about four or five years ago.  I've
>got an external hard drive hooked up through firewire and a bunch of
>other stuff like keyboard, wacom tablet, trackball mouse, APC UPS,
>camera, and printer hooked to the USB port.  It never occured to me
>what speed the USB port is, but with those devices I wouldn't notice
>the slower speed.  Maybe it is USB 1. 
>
>Is there a app or window that I can look at to see if that is the
>case?   
>
>\Samson
>

>>> iPod in it automatically started loading the tunes they had on their
>>> Mac. So I guess that means that the iPod is okay.
>>> 
>>> I was wondering if the USB cable is not right but the fact that when I
>>> use it to plug the iPod to the Mac I do see an icon on the desktop
>>> means that something is going through the USB port.
>>> 
>>> So what's going on?
>>> 
>>> \Samson

I got out the manual from the Powerbook and it talks about "USB" and
doesn't mention USB 2 so I guess it isn't USB 2.    I'll go get a
firewire cable for it -- another $20.  

Also I now note on the box that came with the iPod that it lists USB2
(or firewire) as a requirement.

\Samson
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Samson
3/21/2005 3:20:57 AM
In article <q6bs315cafpbjfn8ub75eibjheklq96guo@4ax.com>,
 Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> It is a PowerPC G4 550MHz, bought about four or five years ago.  I've
> got an external hard drive hooked up through firewire and a bunch of
> other stuff like keyboard, wacom tablet, trackball mouse, APC UPS,
> camera, and printer hooked to the USB port.  It never occured to me
> what speed the USB port is, but with those devices I wouldn't notice
> the slower speed.  Maybe it is USB 1. 

It is.

I bet that if you let the iPod run overnight, you'd see some results.

I'm running an iPod Shuffle, and even with only 512 megs, it gets a bit 
poky with USB 1.
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Chad
3/21/2005 4:09:11 AM
In article <ukes31h6d5rtrrco57db8tt5rn447s173q@4ax.com>,
 Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> I got out the manual from the Powerbook and it talks about "USB" and
> doesn't mention USB 2 so I guess it isn't USB 2.    I'll go get a
> firewire cable for it -- another $20.  
> 
> Also I now note on the box that came with the iPod that it lists USB2
> (or firewire) as a requirement.

If it works with USB2, it's supposed to be backwards-compatible with 
USB1.  My Shuffle works with my aftermarket USB1 card in my old beige G3.
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Chad
3/21/2005 3:10:16 PM
P M Evans <pmevans@nospam.mac.com> wrote:

>How old is the Powerbook? I�m betting that the problem is you only have
>USB 1, not USB 2. Spend a few bucks and get the firewire cable for it.
>You really wouldn�t want to transfer files to an iPod over USB 1. Sort
>of like watching a snail race.
>

You were right.  We got a firewire cable today and with that it works
fine.  Thank you.

\Samson
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Samson
3/22/2005 2:57:32 AM
In article <d0gr31t9crid8aopabch026k1mdruu0257@4ax.com>,
 Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> I posted this at ipodlounge but so far no one's known the answer so
> I'll try here:
> 
> Just bought my first iPod, a 30G Photo.
> 
> I made sure that my Mac OS 10.3 has the latest iTunes installed. I
> have my music on an external LaCie firewire drive always plugged into
> my Powerbook. I have set in Itunes > Preferences > Advanced > Music
> Library to look in the Music folder that I've made on the external
> drive. iTunes sees this folder and displays all the library.
> 
> When I plug in my iPod to the mac, I am using the cable that came with
> it. Everything I've read implies that it is a firewire cable but I
> didn't get a firewire cable with the iPod. I got a USB cable. So I
> plug it into a USB port.
> 
> The Mac sees that the iPod is connected because it places the iPod
> icon on the desktop when I plug it in.
> 
> But it just sits there and flashes Do Not Disconnect. I see no
> activity that Itunes is uploading tunes to the iPod.
> 
> When I go to iTunes > Preferences > iPod it says "No iPod connected".
> 
> Also: I took it into the local iPod store yesterday to ask about this
> and they plugged it into one of their Macs. -- I didn't bring the
> cable so they used one of their firewire cables. When they plugged my
> iPod in it automatically started loading the tunes they had on their
> Mac. So I guess that means that the iPod is okay.
> 
> I was wondering if the USB cable is not right but the fact that when I
> use it to plug the iPod to the Mac I do see an icon on the desktop
> means that something is going through the USB port.
> 
> So what's going on?

It is entirely possible the USB cable is defective, but you might have a 
defective USB port on your computer. Try using a different USB port.
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Shawn
3/22/2005 3:48:06 AM
In article <q6bs315cafpbjfn8ub75eibjheklq96guo@4ax.com>,
 Samson <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> It is a PowerPC G4 550MHz, bought about four or five years ago.  I've
> got an external hard drive hooked up through firewire and a bunch of
> other stuff like keyboard, wacom tablet, trackball mouse, APC UPS,
> camera, and printer hooked to the USB port.  It never occured to me
> what speed the USB port is, but with those devices I wouldn't notice
> the slower speed.  Maybe it is USB 1. 
> 
> Is there a app or window that I can look at to see if that is the
> case?   

You can look at the system profiler. USB 2 ports are typically 
identified as either "USB 2" or "high speed USB". Your old Powerbook 
definitely has USB 1.1 since it predates USB 2.0 by a year or two. Do 
not use your iPod on a USB hub if the hub is un-powered. You would 
definitely be better off using your iPod via Firewire. USB 1 is okay for 
scanners and low-bandwidth devices such as a mouse and keyboard, but you 
will grow old waiting for data to download to an iPod that way.
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Shawn
3/22/2005 3:51:33 AM
Was it ever plugged into a PC?  When I once plugged my iPod, with all
the songs I had on my Mac, into my PC, the iTunes on my PC reformatted
the iPods hard drive to a PC format.  I had to run a utility on the
apple site to 'get it back'.  I' don't know where to get a firewire
cable, but I'm sure they can be bought.
Harry

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HarryHydro
3/24/2005 6:10:52 PM
Watch that APC UPS software.  If it doesn't see the UPS, on my G5, the
UPS software gradually brings the computer to a craw.
Don't know why..
Harry

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HarryHydro
3/24/2005 6:14:13 PM
Watch that APC UPS software.  If it doesn't see the UPS, on my G5, the
UPS software gradually brings the computer to a craw.
Don't know why..
Harry

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3/24/2005 6:16:39 PM
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dillweed
3/28/2005 1:22:53 AM
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