Question about Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

1 Answer

Fomatted my ipod and can't use i again

I recently fomatted my ipod and no computer seems to recognise it again.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 903 Answers


go through some of the solutions on here to see if it helps

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will not turn on or recognised by my computer

Hi. It sounds like you have an iPod Nano 3rd generation? First thing I would try to do is to disconnect the iPod from your computer (unless it already is), then hold down the Menu button on the iPod wheel (the upper space on it) followed by holding down the Selection button on the iPod wheel (the center button). After holding down these two buttons for 2-6 seconds, it should try to restart again. I would recommend trying to reconnect the iPod to your computer again after doing so, while iTunes is open on your computer.
Good luck, I hope it fixes your problem.

Jan 26, 2012 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

My wharfedale 2gb mp3 is not recognised by my computer any ideas what to do? many thanks..

Try to rest your device first and try again, if this do not work check your PC for any virus, uninstall any add ons, recently down loaded programms, if possible reset your PC to an earlier restore point. select from control panel- system-device manager-system restore. try to delete all off line contents, cookies , defragment your PC if not done earlier, connect the ipod now and check, if not check your ipod with another pc if there is any error on the memory.if so try to open by refreshing and searching for files using the search in the start. Hope this helps your out. Good day

Jul 04, 2010 | MP3 & Digital Media Players

1 Answer

Upgraded to itunes 9 and itunes does recognise ipod.

I would recommend that you try putting your ipod in 'disk mode' (directions below) and then reconnecting it to your computer. If the ipod is recognized in iTunes go ahead and click on it to bring up the ipod menu. You should see a picture of the ipod and a button that says update. Here is a link to what it should look like. Once it is updated you can take it out of disc mode and reconnect it to the computer Let me know if that worked for you. Good Luck -WN

disk mode
  • Before placing the iPod into disk mode, you should verify that it is charged.
  • Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  • Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
  • When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
  • Dec 28, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

    1 Answer

    My ipod touch isnt charging and when i plug it into a computer, the computer doesnt sense it

    If you've recently reset your computer, then your computer will not recognise the iPod until you reset the iPod.

    Aug 18, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

    1 Answer

    I lost my instructions how do restore to factory settings ersae everything

    you do it in itunes. you will need a seperate charger too. if your computer can find your ipod,Plug it in. then click on the ipod icon in itunes and click restore (or something like that). If your ipod is not recognised at first, do a reset. switch the hold button from off to on then off again, then hold down the middle button and the top button untill it turns off and on again, then try connecting it to your computer again

    Aug 18, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

    1 Answer

    Dead ipod 18 months old

    Hi, Lets try 1 more step.!!!!!!!!!!

    Try connecting ur ipod to ur computer..If desktop, then conenct it to USB port at the rear of ur computer....Make sure ur computer is not set to sleep mode or screen saver mode... Charge it for at least 4 to 8 hrs(without a break)... Then try reseting the ipod when it is connected....

    Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

    Let me know the status????

    Feb 20, 2009 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

    1 Answer

    Ipod nano

    try deleteing everything on it before you plug it in, it could just mean there is a corrupt file on your ipod that the computer cant read.

    Nov 02, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

    1 Answer

    Ipod not recognised by computer

    Try this: (I found it here: )
    Go to iTunes Preferences and in the iPod section, ensure that Enable Disk Usage is checked.

    Jun 26, 2008 | Apple MP3 & Digital Media Players

    1 Answer

    Ipod drivers

    you can try redownloading itunes, which will be the most recent version. that will have the drivers you need. then you can plug your ipod in and will automatically update

    Nov 26, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

    1 Answer

    One BIG freaky problem

    sometimes by pulling out the cord directly from the ipod, will cause permanent damage, because it happened to me. You should always eject the ipod from itunes.


    however, you might want to try to get "Apple Update" and install the firmware for the ipod over again. Or, get new driveers for your laptop.

    Oct 14, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player Logo

    Related Topics:

    31 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Apple MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

    Ron Dufek
    Ron Dufek

    Level 3 Expert

    398 Answers

    Raisin Brann

    Level 1 Expert

    28 Answers


    Level 2 Expert

    117 Answers

    Are you an Apple MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides