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IPod Shuffle and compatibility with USB ports

My iPod Shuffle is not recoginised by my PC. It says 'device not recognised' or 'unkown device'when I put it into my Hyundai ImageQuest HYU-I1000 which runs XP. Is this because the port is not 2.0 compatible? If so how can I get rounf this problem so I can copy my music to my iPod? Thanks for all help.

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Yes it's a common problem, it might be a usb 2.0 or high speed usb port but the motherboard is unable to supply enough ampage to supply the port. Assuming you have tried removing other usb connected peripherals and tried a different port, the only way you may get the ipod to connect is to purchase a mains powered usb hub as the power supplied is sufficient to connect to ipods and pda's etc.

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How do you charge an ipod shuffle


Connect the included USB cable to your iPod Shuffle.

Plug the opposite end of the iPod Shuffle cable into an open USB port on your computer, which must be turned on.


Check the light on the iPod Shuffle. If the light has turned on, the iPod Shuffle is properly charging.


Using iPod charger

Plug the iPod charger into a working electrical outlet.


Connect the included USB cable to your iPod Shuffle.

Plug the opposite end of the iPod Shuffle cable into the USB port on the iPod charger.


The iPod Shuffle should begin charging immediately.

hope this helps

Sep 18, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

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NEED INSTRUCTION FOR Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation Silver


Connect the iPod shuffle USB cable connector into a high-power USB port on your computer.
Note: To charge an iPod shuffle battery, connect the device to a high-power USB port.


Please be aware that USB keyboards and non-powered USB hubs generally do not have high-power USB ports.


If you connect to a low or non-powered port, iPod shuffle will not charge.

The computer must be turned on and set to not go to sleep.


Plug the other end of the iPod shuffle USB Cable into the headphone port on the iPod shuffle.

Verify the iPod shuffle is connected securely.


Once the iPod shuffle is plugged in, it will take about 2 hours to charge the battery to 80% capacity and about 3 hours to charge it to 100%.

Find out how to check the battery charge here


hope this helps

Sep 18, 2012 | Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation MP3...

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I'm trying to sync an apple ipod shuffle 4th generation to my windows xp pc. The famous USB device not recognized thing pops up. What do i need to do so i can use and sync my ipod.


Shutdown Windows.
Turn the computer off.
Unplug the AC power cord.
Reconnect the AC power cord.
Restart the PC.
This will eliminate many "intermittent" problems.

Now, connect some other USB device (mouse? keyboard? memory-stick?) into the USB port, to confirm that the USB port is working, at least for some USB device.

Now, connect the iPod to one of the USB ports.
If it is not recognized, connect the iPod to a different USB port.

This should work.

Jun 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How do I re charge battery with electrical plug


To charge the battery using your computer:
Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer using the included iPod shuffle Dock. The computer must be turned on and not in sleep mode (some models of Macintosh can charge iPod shuffle while in sleep mode). When the battery is charging, the status light on iPod shuffle is orange. When the battery is fully charged, the status light turns green.
If you don't see the status light, iPod shuffle might not be connected to a high-power USB port. Try another USB port on your computer.

To charge the battery using an iPod USB Power Adapter If you do not have then you have to buy the same from Apple Store) 1 Connect the AC plug adapter to the power adapter (they might already be connected). 2 Plug the USB connector of the iPod shuffle Dock into the power adapter. 3 Plug the power adapter into a working electrical outlet. 4 Put iPod shuffle in the dock. You can disconnect and use iPod shuffle before it is fully charged.

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My ipod shuffle 2nd generation does not mount as a disk drive my pc sees it as an unknown device therefore it will not be recognised by itunes how do i get music on my new ipod shuffle??


Is it new?
On the iphone if you hold (and keep holding) the home button as you connect both ends of the firewire/usb this triggers a complete reinstall, without needing to connect to Itunes.

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Ipod shuffle 512mb problem


please try to re install the drivers of your ipod on your computer and try again

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IPod shuffle 1st gen. Not Recognized By PC


Try a different USB port first. Here are some other suggestions:
Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer. iPod shuffle may
need to be recharged.
â Make sure you have installed the latest iTunes software from
www.apple.com/ipod/start.
â Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer. Make sure iPod shuffle is
firmly seated in the dock. Make sure the USB connector is oriented correctly. It can be
inserted only one way.
â iPod shuffle might need to be reset. Turn iPod shuffle off, wait five seconds, and then
turn it back on again.
â If there is no status light (or the status light is dimmed) and iPod shuffle doesn’t
appear in iTunes or the Finder, the battery may be completely discharged. Let
iPod shuffle charge for several minutes to see if it comes back to life.
â Make sure you have the required computer and software. See “If you want to doublecheck
the system requirements” on page 25.
â Try restarting your computer.
â If none of the previous suggestions solves the problem, you might need to restore
iPod software. See “Updating and Restoring iPod shuffle Software” on page 26.
â If restoring iPod shuffle doesn’t solve the problem, iPod shuffle may need to be
repaired. You can arrange for service on the iPod shuffle Service & Support website at
www.apple.com/support/ipodshuffle/service.

Jun 09, 2008 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

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Ipod shuffle


If the status light blinks orange when you press a button, the iPod shuffle buttons are
disabled. Press and hold Play/Pause (’) for about three seconds, until the status light
blinks green.

Apr 24, 2008 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

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Ipod shuffle 2nd gen


there could be a problem with your usb port...try another port or try another device in same port...also could be the connecting cable for ipod....

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