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İpod nano not seen at explorer and itunes

Hello, When i plug in my 1st generation i-pod nano to my computer via usb; neither my xp nor my itunes sees the ipod... What can i do? (i already tried resetting nano) Thank you,

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Re: İpod nano not seen at explorer and itunes

Move the hold button to hold and bak then press menu and the middle button together 4 about 10 seconds and the apple icon will appear this os how reset ur ipod so ur computer can detec it and try downloadin i tunes again

Posted on Aug 29, 2007

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Re: İpod nano not seen at explorer and itunes

- check the cable - check the connections on the bottom of the ipod for bent pins, or dirt - make sure ipod battery is fully charged - if you have all your library backed up, reset ipod to factory. You will lost all settings etc. though. - check usb ports are working properly with no conflicts or driver issues (control panel\system\hardware\device manager) - uninstall usb ports on pc, let pc redetect them

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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