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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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    tried charging on computer and wall charger



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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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I have an ipod model a1199. i was wondering if you can use a newer ipod touch charger for it? and if not what kind of charger does it use?

Charge an iPod Nano Without a Charger
If you've misplaced or broken the charger that came with your iPod Nano, you might think you need to purchase a new one in order to continue using your Mp3 player.
However, there is a way that you can continue enjoying your iPod without having to purchase a new charger.
As long as you have a USB cord and a computer, you can charge your iPod without having the charger.

Locate the USB cord that came with your iPod Nano package.
It is the same cord that you use in order to sync or transfer music.
Plug the small end into your iPod Nano.

Plug the other, larger end into your computer's USB port.
Choose "Do Nothing" when your computer presents the dialogue box to let you choose what to do with the hardware or USB connection.
Leave your Nano plugged into your computer for at least 4 hours to charge.
Unplug your iPod Nano when charging is complete.
Charge an iPod Without the Charger
Many iPod owners purchase a charging unit that plugs into a standard wall outlet to recharge the iPod's battery.
However, the iPod wall charger is not included with new purchases, so consumers must either purchase a separate charger or find a way to charge their iPod using other means.
Here's a simple method to charge your iPod using your computer.

Plug the iPod USB cable into the bottom of your iPod.
Plug the other end of the iPod USB cable into a free USB port on your Mac or PC computer.

Open the iTunes program by clicking on the icon in the Dock on a Mac or using the Start menu on a PC.
Click on the name of your iPod under the "Devices" heading in the main iTunes window.
Click on the "Sync" button to synchronize your iPod with your computer data.
While the iPod is syncing, the power from the USB port on your computer will charge your iPod's battery.

Unplug your iPod from the computer once the battery is fully charged. - view=detail&id=8DEA58C0DAF392E29FCB03D9C
This one should be ok.

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The second generation iPod nano models are capable of charging and syncing by USB via the dock connector. It also can charge, but not sync via Firewire "400".

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Apple reports that this model provides "USB through dock connector."

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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.

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unplug it from the comp if you havent already. does it have those sunken reset buttons? check the manual or online if you are not sure. if YES, reset the device and move on to the next step. If NO, you can either remove the battery (if possible) and try it back after a little while, or better, let it run out of charge and remove the battery then. By this time, please reboot the computer to make sure its fresh, to use layman language. Does it use a wall charger or has to charge on the comp? Does it have a regular USB 2.0 slot, cuz then you can use your phone charger or some other wall charger with the regular usb jack (male part). If no wall charger, I guess just re-plug it into the rebooted computer, and see if this helps it any. Sometimes my old Ipod 1st gen nano does this, and does not have a reset button or a way to remove the battery, so i just let the charge run out and the battery die, and when I charge it again, it works just fine. tell me how this works.

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Hello Kawase,

I would suggest you try charging the unit this one time by connecting it to the computer. I suspect that the charger may be defective if plugging the wall charger into the iPod has no effect on the low battery warning. If the iPod is able to be charged from the USB port on your computer that would tend to confirm that the charger is not working. If the iPod does not charge when connected to either the computer or the wall charger then you may very well have a another defective iPod.

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