The ipod will not appear in itunes or anywhere on the computer, although it has before and I have downloaded tunes on to it. I have Windows XP and a 2.0 firewire. Also have another nano which works perfectly on it. When plugged in to the firewire it charges but does nothing else. Have even sent it away to Apple who say there is nothing wrong with the ipod. Help!
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Download itunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/ once installed you can then either buy tunes from the itunes store or load up your CDs into itunes. Once you have songs in tunes connect your ipod nano to your computer and then under devices you can then control what tunes go on the ipod. Hope this helps.
To download songs to iPod nano:
m Simply connect iPod nano to your computer. If iPod nano is set to update
automatically, the download begins.
Important: The first time you connect iPod nano to a computer, a message asks if you
want to transfer songs automatically. If you accept, all songs, audiobooks, and other
items are deleted from iPod nano and replaced with the songs and other items from
that computer. If you don’t accept, you can still download songs to iPod nano manually
without deleting any of the songs already on iPod nano.
While music is being downloaded from your computer to iPod nano, the iTunes status
window shows progress, and the iPod nano icon in the Source list flashes red.
When the download is complete, a message in iTunes says “iPod update is complete.”
If you set iTunes to download music manually, you can reset it later to update iPod
nano automatically. For more information, see “Updating iPod nano Manually” on
To reset iTunes to update iPod nano automatically with all songs and playlists:
1 Open iTunes and select iPod nano in the Source list.
2 Click the Options button and click Music.
3 Select “Automatically update all songs and playlists.”
The download begins automatically.
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put your ipod in disk mode by following these steps. press and hold the Menu and Center buttons on the clickwheel. when you see the apple appear, switch your fingers to the center and play/pause buttons. whena check mark appears plug it into you computer and it should detect and mount. add music and have fun.
Screen Lock only locks users out of the user interface. It does not encrypt data on your iPod. For example, if you use Screen Lock and then connect your iPod to a computer, you'll still be able to manage music on your iPod with iTunes and access all data on it in disk mode (contacts, notes, and any other files you have stored on the iPod).
To unlock it, connect iPod to the primary computer you use it with (the first one iPod synced with), and open iTunes. When you disconnect iPod from the computer, it will no longer be locked.
If you can't unlock iPod using this method, you can restore your iPod to factory settings. Please note that this will erase all data on your iPod. Afterwards, you can add your music and data back to iPod.
To restore your I-pod, do this: 1) Ensure that you have an active Internet connection as new versions of iTunes and iPod Software may need to be downloaded to your computer. 2) Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod. After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes. 3) Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows. 4) Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software. Use restore option 4.
You can get the files from an online music service like iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody, Limewire, Bearshare, etc. Or you can use Windows Media Player 10 or 11 to "Rip" songs from a CD - I would reccommend ripping them in mp3 format.