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IPod message "FireWire connections are not supported..."

I have had my iPod for 3 years. Just this past month I started receiving a message on it that reads "FireWire connections are not supported. To transfer songs connect the USB cable provided." I am not using a FireWire, so I do not know why I am getting this. The message appears and says to press the center button to dismiss it. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, my iPod will not turn off and the battery drains or I need to reset it. I have tried resetting it and restoring it, but the problem persists.

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SOURCE: firewire

The firewire and the USB cable are the same thing on the ipod. Are you using a mac or a pc? You want to use the Firewire for the mac and the USB for the PC. try flipping over the cable. you should see the universal image for the USB. Then plug that in.

you might just have the firewire cable, and in that case, you will need to go out and purchase the USB cable, or borrow if from someone else with an ipod.

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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SOURCE: Persistent error message

The latter symptom (the rapid clicking sounds), is one of a failing hard drive.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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SOURCE: cannot transfer songs

Use Windows Media Player to transfer instead. The songs you are trying to transfer, andre, may not have "transfer rights" - they may only have "play rights."

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: itunes library wont all sync onto ipod

first the easy part....1800 songs we will not move this one at a time..............plug ipod to pc..open itunes....see on left hand side of screen...pc (music,photo & video folders) and under that ipod (music, photo, video folders)..ok..click on pc (music folder) all your music shows up right ok..this time click & drag the pc (music) down to the ipod music folder and release....its 1800 songs so lets wait til the ipod is finish (look at the ipod file a circular motion is happening,,,,its loading).......once finish always eject your ipod...............now find where you are storing mp3 / mp4 on your pc...once you find it ..go to top bar view then click,on view details (artist,album,type,lenght) this where it will say mp3/4/wma/wav or flac file

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"Your iPod Won't Turn On" from the Apple Support Site provides in-depth instructions for troubleshooting an iPod that won't turn on. Apple recommends that you:

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