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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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Re: Unknown error 1481

Ive got the same problem.

that could cheer u up

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Re: Unknown error 1481

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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