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Unknown error 1481

Ipod is as such detected by itunes, but unable to upload songs on it. 


Whenever i try to load songs on my ipod it gives an message that ipod not synced and unable to find required disk.


Also when ipod is connected it says that a new version 1.0.3 is available for ipod but when trying to update it to the latest version it gives unknown error 1481.



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  • alopez Nov 02, 2007

    i have a siliver phone it show on itunes and every thing it wont donload only some every once in awile but it always has this message

    "attempting to copy to disk failed disk cannot be read from or writtin to

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    can not be restored

  • nodda Nov 08, 2007

    when i try to restore my ipod shuffle it comes up with error 1481



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Ive got the same problem.

that could cheer u up

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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I had the same problem and I have now sucessfully fixed it! I have an iPod Nano which works perfectly and I bought a new 2nd generation Shuffle for my son. I could not get any music to synch to it or update the software. I followed the advice in the attached link and everything now works. Make sure you run your scan disk in your antivirus software after adding the .bat file and before attempting to connect to iTunes and synch to your iPod. Restore your iPod - the new software should load if necessary and then you should be able to synch. Good luck!

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