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I plug my ipod nano 2gb to my windows vista computer and nothing happens, I have downloaded and installed itunes. I dont have the internet at home so i download everything at my in-laws. it does say it's charging but the computer does not read it.

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    WHEN I PLUG IN MY IPOD TO MY COMPUTER A POP UP COMES UP SAYING DEVICE NOT RECOGNIZED AND IT DOESNT EVEN CHARGE..............

  • sltipene May 11, 2010

    I can not put music on my ipod nano in my itunes. Is there a sync button or a send to ?

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If you connected your nano before you installed itunes your computer saw it as a storage device already anditunes will not see it. You must uninstall the nano from your computer by going to the hardware tab on the system properties window. click device manager on that tab and all hardware installed on your computer will be listed there. Right click on the nano and chose the uninstall option on the box that comes up. Do this with the nano not connected. After you uninstall it start itunes then connect it to the computer. Itunes will then recognize it and take you through the set up.

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