Former pc user converted to mac..ipod not recognised? help please

I have just changed my operating system from windows to mac osx. I plugged in my ipod and it only recharges,it doesn't recognise ipod. I assume this is becauseI need to reformat the ipod.Can anyone inform the the process involved,I have looked through endless pages of mac support and can not find a definitive answer. I have downloaded the latest ipod updater and still nothing. Help please.

Adrian
Here's a few suggestions to try.
1. Restart your Mac then plug in the iPod. Open "Disk utility" and see if your iPod shows up. Sometimes the "spinning beachball" icon may show up, give at least 15 mins before you conclude that the Mac is locked up. You can also try hitting the Mount button. This may cause the iPod to show up.
2. If that does not work, go to the Apple menu and select "About this Mac", click "more info" and go to FireWire. See if the iPod shows up there.
3. If #1 and # 2 does not work then download the latest PC version of the iPod updater. Instal on your PC, restore using this which would wipe the iPod. When this is done, connect to your Mac. If it shows up in Disk Utility then your can Erase and format "Mac OS extended". If this step is not successful, hit the "security options" button and select "zero all data" and try again. You may then need the Mac version of the latest iPod updater to update firmware.
Hope one of this works for you.
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