I found the solution to
To get your iPod
Nano 3rd Generation (4GB video) to be recognized by your computer, you will
need to manually get it into "Disk Mode" here's how:
I hope this helps you; I
had a hard time finding a solution and thought I'd share the wealth once my
stress was relieved.
- Verify that it has a full
charge, if not, you need to either charge the iPod before continuing or
connect it to a high-powered USB port, or simply connect it to the Power
Adapter that plugs into an electrical outlet. (just not connected to your
- Toggle the Hold switch on and
off once. (Set it to Hold, and then turn it off again. Just slide back and
- Press and hold the Menu and
Select (center) buttons at the same time for at least 6 seconds until the
Apple logo appears.
- When the Apple logo appears,
release the Menu and Select (center) buttons and immediately press
and hold the Select (center) and the Play/Pause buttons until the ‘Disk
Mode’ screen appears.
- Disconnect your iPod from the
power adapter and connect it to your computer;
- Now the screen on the iPod will
change and say "Do not disconnect" and should be recognized by