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Ipod says, "use itunes to restore" but mbpro does not recognize it. what now?

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Try to uninstall itunes and reinstall it and also try plugging the device from the back of your computer instead the front...let me know if you need additional help
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Get a snack, and a drink... You might be here for a little while.

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