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NOw what?! now that i got my ipod completely tunred off, i can't get it to turn back on? i try plugging in the USB cord as well....what do i do?

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Hello again Cholo, Well, we?re going into uncharted territory for me since I haven?t had this happen, however, I have found some additional things to try. -Check and make sure the hold switch is off (orange is hidden). -If the battery is completely dead it may take as long as 30 minutes of charging for it to respond. -Let the power drain completely: Disconnect the iPod from all power sources (apple charger, firewire and USB) and let it sit for 24 hours. Please note that you will probably loose all music and anything else stored on the iPod. After 24 hours reconnect it to the power adaptor or your computer and try resetting again. If it still doesn?t work try letting it charge for 30 minutes. If you get it running again Apple recommends you download the latest version of the iPod software updater and update the iPod. If none of this works try the following: -Connect you iPod to another computers working USB port making sure it?s the only USB device plugged into the computer except you mouse and keyboard. Try letting it charge again. -If you?ve been using one source (USB or apple charger) to charge exclusively try the other. -If using a USB cable make sure its the cable that came with your iPod and that it is in good shape. -If you get this far you probably have no choice except to send it Apple for repairs. Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

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How do I fix the connection to my iPod, as when plugged in it says internal error

Make sure your computer is connected to the internet and see if windows updates the driver automatically when you plug it in to the USB port(s) on your computer.

Try going to the Device Manager and scroll down to where is says USB Root Hub. Right click on the top one and click uninstall. Then do this for all the others (although your mouse and keyboard might stop working, so you would have to unplug them and plug them back in again. Then go back to device manager and uninstall all the USB Root Hubs.

Restart your computer and the drivers for the connected USBs will be automatically installed.

Also, check you are using a usb 2.0 and not a 1.1.

If it still doesnt work. Take some isopropyl alcohol (90%) and a cue tip and clean out the USB port on the iPod charger and then plug it after (after it drys) and see if it works. If not, then clean the computer USB port with the cue tip and isopropyl.

Also, check your BIOS to make sure USB options are enabled.

Furthermore try a different ipod cable... However, I found that while the device is plugged in, try twisting the cord with your thumb and index finger, klnd of rolling it so the cord gets twisted. That might be enough to complete the circuit caused by fraying of the cables inside.

Good Luck

Sep 06, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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I have an ipod model a1199. i was wondering if you can use a newer ipod touch charger for it? and if not what kind of charger does it use?

Charge an iPod Nano Without a Charger
If you've misplaced or broken the charger that came with your iPod Nano, you might think you need to purchase a new one in order to continue using your Mp3 player.
However, there is a way that you can continue enjoying your iPod without having to purchase a new charger.
As long as you have a USB cord and a computer, you can charge your iPod without having the charger.

Locate the USB cord that came with your iPod Nano package.
It is the same cord that you use in order to sync or transfer music.
Plug the small end into your iPod Nano.

Plug the other, larger end into your computer's USB port.
Choose "Do Nothing" when your computer presents the dialogue box to let you choose what to do with the hardware or USB connection.
Leave your Nano plugged into your computer for at least 4 hours to charge.
Unplug your iPod Nano when charging is complete.
Charge an iPod Without the Charger
Many iPod owners purchase a charging unit that plugs into a standard wall outlet to recharge the iPod's battery.
However, the iPod wall charger is not included with new purchases, so consumers must either purchase a separate charger or find a way to charge their iPod using other means.
Here's a simple method to charge your iPod using your computer.

Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod.
Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on your Mac or PC computer.

Open the iTunes program by clicking on the icon in the Dock on a Mac or using the Start menu on a PC.
Click on the name of your iPod under the "Devices" heading in the main iTunes window.
Click on the "Sync" button to synchronize your iPod with your computer data.
While the iPod is syncing, the power from the USB port on your computer will charge your iPod's battery.

Unplug your iPod from the computer once the battery is fully charged. - view=detail&id=8DEA58C0DAF392E29FCB03D9C
This one should be ok.

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This sometimes happen when static hits your system. Try this next time, hold the ipod/camera usb cord in one hand and the touch your pc with the other. (This will ground you to the pc) Then plug in your equipment. Good luck


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When you turn it on it ask for a usb cord how can i get around the usb cord problem

When the ipod shows a USB cord it means the unit needs to be restored. Try plugging the unit up to itunes, and clicking on the restore button. Don't get discouraged if this does not work on the first try, it may take several attempts. If the unit is still having problems, it can be a main board issue. Contact Apple and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site:

The serial number can be found on the back of the unit toward the bottom. If you have any other questions feel free to contact

Nov 24, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

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My computer isnt recognising my white ipod cable to download from computer to ipod when i insert the white cable the computer doesnt register that its there and nothing happens on my ipod screen

First, Make sure the cord is plugged in all the way on the ipod and computer.  Also, you gots ta have itunes open so it will sync with the ipod.  Unplug the cord and try again.  Try the cord out on your friends or relatives ipod to see if you got a faulty cord.  If you got a bad cord, then throw it out and get you a new one. If the above don't works for ya then, unplug the cable.  Backup your itunes music. uninstall itunes.  Re-install the same version of itunes.  Open itunes and plug your ipod in making sure the connections are firm.  If that don't do it for ya, then your fu.k.d and need to take the thing back to the store for even exchange if your within your 30 day window or back to the Apple store if your within your 1 year window.  Note that Apple will reject you if you exposed this thing to liquids or dropped the thing.

Oct 31, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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When i plug my ipod into the computer nothing it doesnt charge what do i do?

Have you tried plugging it into another USB port?

How old is the Ipod?

Try someone else's cord in your Ipod in your computer.

Try your cord and Ipod in someone else's computer.

Try someone else's cord and Ipod in your computer.

Jul 10, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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Ipod unit or usb cord?

There is a possibility its just the cord try to buy new usb cord and then power off the unit and then power on it again then connect the new cord.

Jun 09, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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My computer says unknown device when i plug in my ipod

get itunes if you have them try rfrehing deviice our reseting it. and if that dosent work contaced apple and windows our mac which ever you have

Mar 19, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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It said connect to power

hi :) uhmm, try to press the menu button and the center button at the same time. this happened to first ipod, a nano also, and it worked. hope this helps :) and i know how you feel emily , teehee :)

Sep 14, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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