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Mac: Connect iPod, iTunes crashes in OS X 10.3

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2004
News Categories: iTunes

MacFixit reports a problem and solution regarding iTunes 4.2. “We previously reported an issue where iTunes 4.2 crashes shortly after connecting an iPod (under Mac OS X 10.3.x) The crash generally results both in the iPod not getting updated and a force-quit required for iTunes. Some users have had success disconnecting all other external peripherals - particularly FireWire devices other than the iPod (and USB components), but for others the problem persists under the same conditions. Reverting to Mac OS X 10.2.x also alleviates the problem.”

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I’ve had nothing but problems with my 15GB 3G iPod since “upgrading” to Panther.  The computer usually doesn’t recognize the iPod and the little thing just sits there making a muted clicking sound (no, the hard drive isn’t bad).

All I can do is keep rebooting and plugging it back in until it’s recognized.  Never had a bit of a problem with Jaguar.

Posted by Mr Strat on February 11, 2004 at 7:06 AM (PDT)

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