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My i touch won't open as an MP3 player, it comes up as camera

I have a dell laptop with windows XP, when I hook my i touch it prompts me to open it as a camera!

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  • j0eker05 Feb 10, 2009

    When i hook my Ipod up to my computer it only shows up as a camera. So it wont let me put music on my ipod. please help me

  • knadia Feb 10, 2009

    I have I Tunes already installed in my laptop. I have an old ipod that works just fine. But now when I tried to use my new I touch it automatically comes up as a camera and gives me between to softwares to open with.



    Thank you again

  • yud Feb 11, 2009

    i have the same problem. i just ignore this message, instruct the system to do nothing. this makes it go directly to I Tunes where no-one thinks my touch is a camera and the music just flows in.

  • Hardtack
    Hardtack May 11, 2010

    The prompt you are seeing is because of the devices plug n' play capabilities. Have you installed any software onto the computer that came with the i touch? You can choose to ignore the messages when the screen comes up.

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If you open your Itunes program then connect your iPod, the Itunes program will wait for any other requests before accessing the device. You can ignore the request as user staam posted, and the ipod will be read from Itunes. If for some reason your device is not asking you for the option of how to open it and not being read from Itunes at all then you will have to reset how it automatically opens the device. You can do this by changing the autoplay settings in the control panel.
Open control panel, select classic view and find the default programs setting. Once there select change auto play settings, and scroll down to the bottom.
You can than change how your attached device acts when plugged in. Or you can set everything as default and that way you will be asked how to open it next time.

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