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Computer not recognizing iPod

My 3rd gen 4g nano will recognize being connected to a power source, but not to the computer. I have tried the first four R's that Apple suggests, but as it can't recognize the computer, I can't reset it. Is there any way to restore the iPod to factory settings without connecting to the computer? I'm not worried about losing all my information on it.

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  • Allison Gunsch Jan 16, 2009

    I tried different computers and cords... I ended up opening iTunes without the iPod and going under Help/Run Diagnostics. I selected to run diagnostics on just the iPod, an error message came up and then it worked. I'm not sure HOW it worked, but it did. Thanks!

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The problem might not be the ipod it could be the usb drive on the computer or the the ipod cord itself...

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