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My ipod doesnt work

My ipod comes up with a exclamation mark next to an battery and my laptop doesnt recognise it please help!!!!

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Re: my ipod doesnt work

First the obvious (but needs to be asked) - is the iPod charged? I'd try charging it with a wallcharger first (or at least an USB port on the laptop (no USB hubs). If that doesn't work visit the link below to Apple's support documents that have additional things to try when you get the Battery (!) icon. Hope this helps!

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My ipod mini 4gig has been corrupted. trying to restore but unfortunately it wont. it is just showing an apple icon and a triangle with a exclamation point. when connected to a computer it does not...

There are many iPod error icons with exclamation marks

The Sad iPod icon (93936_4.gif ) usually means that the iPod can't access it's Hard Drive. I've seen that hitting the ipod on a soft surface occasionally fixes this. You may need to take the iPod for repair

The Folder Error icon (93936_1.gif) may mean the battery is low, the ipod needs to be reset, restored or needs a service

The Battery Icon (93936_2.gif) usually means the battery needs charging

93936_3.gif means a disk scan failed and will be repeated when the ipod is turned on or reset.

Try restoring it continuouly until it does (eventually worked for mine)

if it is anything else, your iPod may need repair.

Good Luck!


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The exclamation mark next to a title in iTunes means that iTunes cannot locate the song associated with that title (original file cannot be found). The cause for this is an incorrect setting of iTunes preferences when copying iPod songs.
Before copying your iPod songs, setup your iTunes preferences as follows
  • Open iTunes preferences (in the Edit menu)
  • Select the Advanced tab.
  • Make sure the box next to "Copy files to iTunes Music folder when adding to library" is checked.
  • Click OK.
Then use a program like TouchCopy to copy your iPod music to iTunes. You can download TouchCopy from here

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If your computer is recognising other ipods and not yours there is a possibility of somethin being wrong with your ipod.You can always get it replaced.Or else maybe you should check the USB cable you are using to conect.
Finally try your ipod on another computer.
This oughta help you arrive at a conclusion.
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My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod

Have you tried resetting it? Press the center (Select) button and the Menu button at the same time and hold for at least 10 seconds or until you see it reset.

hope this may help;


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What OS do you have?

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Try a different USB port if you have one.

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IPod won't turn on, apple sign comes on, then a file image with exclamation mark

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

if that doesnt help contact apple or your dealer for more assistance or repairs.

If you need more asistance, let me know. Good luck.

Mar 12, 2008 | Apple iPod mini M9160LL/A MP3 Player

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Ipod doesnt connect to my pc/i cant download

I had a very similar problem with a USB camcroder, drove me crazy! This sounds like a USB device4.gif not being recognized, this issue is rather uncommon with XP, it's not the player or device, unless the device is not working proplerly. 9 out of 10 times it's system device manager.

With the device plugged into the USB go to control panel and click on system and navigate to your device manager hardware>device manager, scroll down to Universal Serial Bus Controllers, there should be either an X or an exclamation mark indicating the device/driver is not loaded properly, right click on that line and chose uninstall driver, reboot then plug the device in, if it asks for a driver then put in the CD and let the driver install it. If this still does not work, then repeat the above but instead of choosing uninstall when you right click choose "update driver" and when it asks for a location to the driver, point it to the driver on the CD.

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Last night I was trying to play my Ipod but it didnt play. It wouldnt play any song and the timebar didnt move so that also didnt help it to work.

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I think you bricked it. When it says Do Not Disconnect, it means it!! If you disconnected it while it said that, you bricked it! The motherboard can be replaced, however, and it should work again. Don't think its worth doing that though.

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