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IPod USB doesn't work anymore

Can't detect iPod on computer anymore using USB. How do I diagnose this ? Is this something I can fix or do I need help ?

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  • hnrose Mar 09, 2009

    I've tried several different USB cables so it definitely is a USB issue on the iPOD

  • hnrose Mar 11, 2009

    PC works fine with different iPOD so not PC related issue. Also, I've already tried a different USB cable as well as same cable with different iPOD. Different USB cable with original iPOD still b0rken and same cable with different iPOD works.

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Go to the ipod touch website and it has the solutions for what your looking for at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1852. It should take care of the problem. Hope that helps,if not let me know and thankyou for asking.

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Ok first thing is u have to do is get a different USB cable from some1 u know or buy a new 1 and see if its the USB thats the problem.

in the case that the USB isnt the problem then u will have to restore the ipod by putting it in to recovery mode here are the steps to do that,

1) plug iPod into comp and open iTunes.

2) next u have to press and hold the top sleep button and the bottom home button and hold for 10-15 sec after about 10 sec release the top button and continue to hold the bottom button and it will go into recovery mode then restore it on ur comp.

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Why isnt my ipod charging?


iPod's battery doesn't charge


Several things could keep your iPod's battery from charging. The major causes are listed below in logical order. Check each one to see if it's what's keeping your battery from charging.


Low-powered USB port

iPods that connect to USB ports require a high-power USB port.

Keyboards and some USB hubs will not charge iPod. Connect iPod directly to the computer or to a USB AC power adapter. Click here for more information.

Connect directly to computer

If you connect iPod to something that connects to the computer (like a USB hub or FireWire drive), connect iPod directly to the USB or

FireWire port on the computer.

FireWire port on a Windows PC

The FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports on some Windows-compatible computers may not be powered, and consequently won't charge iPod when you plug it in. Check here to see if the FireWire port on your PC can charge iPod.

Your computer goes to sleep

Your computer can only charge iPod when it's turned on and not asleep. Make sure your computer is on and not set to go to sleep when you want to charge iPod. Tip:

Some Macintosh computers can charge iPod even though they're asleep.
If your sleeping computer doesn't charge iPod, don't worry, just wake it and let iPod charge.


hope this helps

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Computer will not detect ipod


I had this issue with the new iPhone 4S (iPod worked fine, but no iPhone sync in iTunes, although I could see it in My Computer). I found many suggested solutions from uninstall/reinstall iTunes Helper, check Bonjour service to ensure it's running, deleting the driver associated with the iPod... none of them worked. Then one day iTunes wanted to update... I let it... everything magically worked after that.
Sorry if you've already tried the updater or a whole new install of the latest iTunes... sometimes the simplest explanation is the fix, so I had to throw it out there ;)

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My iPod is not recognized by Windows (XP SP3). The message says that "the USB device attached has malfunctioned" the troubleshooter says no driver is present. I have uninstall the mass storge...


Hi,
Welcome to Fixya. The "the USB device attached has malfunctioned" is a common issue of a usb device that is connected to the computer. If you can still use the ipod properly it seems that there is something that has been detect by windows that is malfunctioning on the iPod when you connect it. There are only 3 possible reasons. First is the cable that you are using and the other one is the port on the ipod where you connect the usb cable and the 3rd is the motherboard needs to be rebooted. You can try to change the usb cable or try to use the steps below and see if you will encounter the same error.
Simply UNPLUG YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE POWER SUPPLY. Yes that's it! Note that this does not mean just turning off your computer because modern computers don't really turn off when you press the power button as the motherboard still gets power. First to explain, the motherboard is where all of hardware of the computer is connected to, including the USB ports. Sometimes the motherboard needs to be "rebooted" also because something can go wrong, i.e. all your USB ports suddenly stop working. The small microprocessor on the motherboard will reload the drivers and your USB ports should be back to recognizing all devices! So first turn off your computer using Shut Down or pressing the power button and then UNPLUG it from the wall outlet. Let it sit for about a minute and then plug it back in.
If you are using a laptop you need to remove the battery to drain the power on the motherboard. Please let me know what happen so that we can continue troubleshooting.

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks


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  • This isn't an iTunes problem. While the iPod is displaying this logo, you need to plug it in to a computer that has iTunes open beforehand.
  • Try using another computer with iTunes installed, or another USB cable for the iPod. Try to restart by holding the sleep and home buttons for about 10 seconds.
  • If this still doesn't work, take the iPod to your local Apple store, where they can check for any hardware problems that may have occurred.

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I have ipod nano 1st gen and my ipod wont detect by itunes even my explorer using USB 2.0, i have firewire port wall charger when i try to plug it it charge but idont know if it will work to computer cause...


There might be a few issues here:

1. Your ipod software needs to be updated
2. Your usb cord is bad
3. Your usb port is not working properly

Either find someone that has a firewire port and update it via itunes, or use someone elses computer to update your ipod's software.

www.huskyipodrepair.com

http://repair-scratched-ipods.blogspot.com


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when you connect your ipod with the computer try to hold the usb port cable tightly so that it recognizes your ipod. Thanks :)

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You may try this ipod transfer, it's a nice iTunes alternative that can help you transfer music and video from computer to iPod and iPhone, no need iTunes anymore. http://www.ipod-transfer-copy.com/ipod-transfer-mediawidget.html
Hope it helps, email me if you need further help.

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well sometimes what people do is that they plug in the usb cable before the computer is on and it wont recognize the ipod. You have to turn off the computer and wait till it is on and then plug it in.

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hey, select your model from this webpage and do all the steps it suggests.

If after all that the ipod still doesnt work properly contact apple or your dealer for more help.

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

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