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Ipod nano 2nd Generation

I have an ipod that I was given and I connect the USB to my windows system that has itunes. Now the windows system does not recognize the usb cable or the ipod at all I have changed it to different USB ports and still no good. Can some one please help me with issue

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    plug into usb and nothing

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Hi there, hopefully by now you have this solved but in case you haven't (or for any others out there having troubles) make sure you are using a genuine Apple USB Cable (you can pick them up a lot cheaper on eBay from Hong Kong and so on). Also make sure it is plugged into a USB2 port that is connected directly to the motherboard (ie, on the back of the PC and not to a hub).

Also, and this is a big point, make sure you have the very latest version of iTunes installed. Sometimes the drivers get corrupted so do a reinstall to be sure.

All the best everyone,
Sean
PiDigital

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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