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My computer will not even pick up that i have the sync in!

When i plug in my iPod sync plug, my iPod will charge, but won't sync. Anybody have any solutions and/or steps to fix this?

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Unfortunately this is a common problem. First your computer may be recognizing it but not pulling up itunes. Check in your My Computer folder to see if it is in there, and if it is, open itunes and go to the file tab and click Sync iPod. If this still doesn't work or the sync iPod isn't selectable you can adjust how the iPod sits on the USB cable (I assume you've already tried this). If is still isn't connecting, you might reset the iPod while it is plugged in. If it sitll isn't connecting you can try restarting your computer without it connected. And if it still isn't connecting, you may try uninstalling itunes. This is going to be a pain because you then have to tell itunes where all your music is again if it doesn't show up in it automatically. You'd do this by going to the file tab again and clicking Ad Folder to Library and then directing it to the folder with your music. And if it STILL doesn't work a restore would be neccesary which reqires it to use iTunes so you might sell it on eBay or Craigslist as broken and put that money towards a new iPod.
These things wear out at a pretty quick rate compared to the price especially if used while moving. Apple doesn't advirtise that but hard drives are expected to fail in about four years. (yours is not a failed hard drive but sounds like a software issue). Flash drives are really the best, like the itouch or any of the nanos, they don't have moving parts and so they don't wear out. If none of this helped, I apologize. I know how frustrating it is that you paid hundreds of dollars for something that is expected to wear out/ be outdated in less than four years.

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