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I cant sync or charge my 1st gen ipod nano

When i plug my ipod nano into a wall charger it charges and everything iswell. The problem is i cannot sync or charge my ipod from any computers. The computers dont even recognize the ipod being connected into the USB port. I've tried using a different ipod wire( the wire that connects from your ipod into the computer ) and i still haven't been able to get it to work. Nothing has worked for me and answers would be GREATLY appreciated. If you don't have a solution it's ok. After i try this ill try an Apple Store. Also can someone tell me if they can fix stuff like this at an Apple Store.

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  • danny22matth Dec 02, 2007

    i have just bought anew nano 4gb and my computer say unk device i cant sync it so i can get music on how do i get my comp to reconise my ipod

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    will not recognize ipod



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Dude just reset the nano ipod. To reset: Slide the Hold switch to HOLD and back again. Then press the Menu and Center buttons at the same time until the Apple logo appears. Happy Syncing =)

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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I had this problem a little bit ago... the problem is that the ipod is not recognizing any firewire activity which is a problem that the apple store with fix and give you a new referbished ipod

Posted on Aug 24, 2007


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