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When I connect my ipod nano 4th gen to my PC it won't appear in iTunes or in My Computer... What do I do to fix it?

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  • jdieh1 Oct 03, 2008

    I just bought the iPod... it has no charge whatsoever and it doesn't seem like it is getting any even though I can connect and charge my 2nd gen nano and my brother's 3rd gen nano to the same port in my PC. I've even tried using the same chord on my other two nanos, it works on those. I updated iTunes... No change. My only other guess is that it takes a long while to get enough charge in it to recieve any response from my computer that it is there... but it should be recognised anyway shouldn't it?

  • jdieh1 Oct 03, 2008

    So let it charge overnight? Coz nothing happens at the moment when I connect it, no "Do not disconnect" or anything. I've had it connected for about an hour so far and still nothing...

  • jdieh1 Oct 04, 2008

    I took the iPod in to the reseller, it turns out it is a faulty one. Thanks for your help though. I'll be getting a replacement iPod next week.

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These directions are taken from Apple.com.
Putting iPod into Disk Mode
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93651

"1. Before manually placing the iPod into Disk Mode you should verify
that it has a charge, if not you need to either charge iPod before
continuing or connect it to power. You can either connect it to a
high-powered USB port, or plug the iPod Power Adapter into an
electrical outlet and connect iPod to the power adapter.

2. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)

3. Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds
until the Apple logo appears.

4. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons
and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons
until the Disk Mode screen appears.

5. Disconnect iPod from the power adapter and connect it to your
computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not
disconnect"

If you are having difficulty putting an iPod model with a Click Wheel
into Disk Mode, set the iPod on a flat surface. Make sure that the
finger pressing the Select button is not touching the Click Wheel.
Also make sure that you are pressing the Play/Pause button toward the
outside of the Click Wheel and not near the center.

If you are still unable to put your iPod with a Click Wheel into Disk
Mode, use one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one
finger from the other hand to press the Play/Pause button."

This of course can also be used in reverse to switch from Hard Drive
mode back to iPod mode.

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  • Jean Sintulaire Oct 03, 2008

    Yea it should recognize by the computer..let it fully charge and try using it on a different computer and let me know what happen from there...

  • Jean Sintulaire Oct 04, 2008

    Remove Itunes completely from your system and reinstall it back..and let me know what happen from there..

  • Jean Sintulaire Oct 04, 2008

    I am glad to hear that...once you get a chance dont forget to rate me..

    Thank you

    Computerrep

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SOURCE: ipod nano 4th gen. 8gb SCREEN LOCKED

restore iPod

  1. Verify that you have an active Internet connection, because you may need to download new versions of the iTunes and iPod Software.
  2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if necessary.
  3. Open iTunes. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
  4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source panel. You will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. If you are using a Mac, you will be asked to enter an administrator’s name and password.
  8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen, indicating that stage one of the restore process has begun. When this stage is done, iTunes will present one of two messages with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
    • Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    • Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
  9. During stage two of the restore process, the iPod displays an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remain connected to the computer or iPod power adapter during this stage.
    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see, because the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  10. After stage two of the restore process is complete, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear. It will ask you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences, as it did when you connected your iPod for the first time.
but unfotunately all your previously synced congs will be lost,,, but its ok then, because you can use your ipod again.

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Ipod nano 4th gen. 8gb SCREEN LOCKED


restore iPod
  1. Verify that you have an active Internet connection, because you may need to download new versions of the iTunes and iPod Software.
  2. Download and install the latest version of iTunes if necessary.
  3. Open iTunes. Connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.
  4. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
  5. Select your iPod in the Source panel. You will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes window.
  6. Click Restore.
  7. If you are using a Mac, you will be asked to enter an administrator’s name and password.
  8. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen, indicating that stage one of the restore process has begun. When this stage is done, iTunes will present one of two messages with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
    • Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).
    • Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).
  9. During stage two of the restore process, the iPod displays an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remain connected to the computer or iPod power adapter during this stage.
    Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see, because the backlight on the iPod display may be off.
  10. After stage two of the restore process is complete, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear. It will ask you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences, as it did when you connected your iPod for the first time.
but unfotunately all your previously synced congs will be lost,,, but its ok then, because you can use your ipod again.

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When I try to download music from pc to my ipod, pc says connect


Hmmmm check wit the data cable once.. try using different USB ports els different data cables itself..

- if cable workin fine den try doin a hard reset.. i.e with d iPod plugged in 2 d comp try resetting iPod..

-Els check if ya iPodz getting recognized in iTunes.. if itz gettin not gettin recognized reinstall the itunes software.. or follow dese steps-
1>www.apple.com
2>Click on the tab SUPPORT
3>Select iPod+iTunes
4>Select iPod nano 4 r 5th gen
5>U'l find many divisions as get started troubleshooting n al.. under troubleshooting d 3rd link i.e iPOD DOESNT APPEAR IN ITUNES n follow d steps

-if itz gettin recognized in iTunes n not gettin recognized in comp den follow d same steps til troubleshooting.. under dis go to d 4th link i.e iPod is not recognized properly by computer when USB drivers are not installed properly r out f date..

Try wit al dese steps.. hope sumthin works out 4 u..
If none f dese work den derz another step to it.. may b disk mode step which am not sure f.. try finding out regardin diskmode n may b dat'l help ya..

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From the apple website:

"If you are experiencing these errors, begin by updating to the latest version of iTunes. When you have the current version of iTunes, try the following:
  • Disconnect and reconnect your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Restart your computer and then attempt to restore your iPod.
  • Disable or Enable Disk Use on your iPod and then attempt to restore.
  • Try connecting your iPod to a different USB port and then attempt to restore.
  • Remove any third-party USB devices you have connected to your computer (it is not necessary to remove your keyboard or mouse).
  • If you use Windows, re-register .dll files as described in article iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP
  • For Windows users, update or reinstall your Windows USB drivers."

If this doesn't fix it, it might be a logic board issue or hard drive issue.

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  2. Reset the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • Ifthe Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computerand verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPodappears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting isneeded.
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  4. Afterthe iPod has charged for at least 20 minutes and while it is stillconnected to the power source, toggle the Hold switch again as in step1.
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