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Ipod nano 1st gen sync/charge problem

I cannot get my ipod nano 1st gen to sync or charge off a computer. I havetried many computers andmany usb wires.I have a wall charger and it works but using a computer to charge/ get new songs wont work. The computer doesnt pick up any information that the ipod is plugged in and its as if theipod doesnt even exist! Thanks for your time. -Flynnstone

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Re: Ipod nano 1st gen sync/charge problem

Try these options i got them from apple when my ipod dident work trying a new port and reinstalling itunes worked for me 1)Reset your iPod. 2)Retry with a different USB or FireWire port. 3)Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. 4)Remove iTunes software and then reinstall iTunes software from latest versions on the web. last resort 5)Restore your iPod. See ?Updating and Restoring iPod Software? in the user's guide.

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