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IPod Nano gen. 1 2gb.

It charges when connected to USB port on computer, and wont charge with wall charger anymore. I tried resetting it, (hold, back, center+menu,) but it didn't help. TIA

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Re: iPod Nano gen. 1 2gb.

Hay im just posting this to get it out of the unsolved list lol

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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.

Aug 05, 2013 | Apple A1199 ipod nano

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Won't turn on

Is your iPod fully charged? Sometimes the batteries become so depleted of charge that an accessory charger won't turn it on.

-Try plugging it in to your computer or a wall charger for a while, time will vary but it may turn on.

-If it is not turning on your computer will never recognize it, thus you won't be able to do a restore with iTunes.

-Try a hard restart as well this could help you.


Sep 02, 2010 | Apple iPod nano 4th Generation

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I have ipod nano 1st gen and my ipod wont detect by itunes even my explorer using USB 2.0, i have firewire port wall charger when i try to plug it it charge but idont know if it will work to computer cause...

There might be a few issues here:

1. Your ipod software needs to be updated
2. Your usb cord is bad
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.

Jan 26, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

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My ipod nano wont connect to my computer or turn on at all i have the same issue. My ipod nano 2nd Gen won't connect to the computer or charge in any USB port on my computer or my husband's laptop.

there is a high probability that you need a new battery installed in your ipod. However, the ipods don't charge all that well from the usb port. If you have an a/c charger, use it or get one. you can find um cheap like 10 dollars at a drug store.
the battery isn't outrageous in price but that ipod does require the battery to be soldered in.
do a search in the the fixya business guide and you will find me and many others. find someone near you and get your battery done.

May 25, 2009 | Apple iPod nano 2nd Generation MP3 Player

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Ipod Nano 4th Gen 8 gig will not charge on my computer VIA USB or even connect if it is charged by another computer. used my cable on my computer and other computers and it worked fine, I can charge and...


So what you can do is connect the ipod to computer (Connect it to USB Port at the rear of you desktop computer and charge it). then try these steps:

  1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
  2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.

Jan 05, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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My Ipod Nano Wont Charge on the wall Charger.

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.

Best Regards
"Go Ahead. Use Us."

Jun 30, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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The new ipod nano

How old is it? if it's under warranty apple may fix it.
Simply, if you charge your iPod through you computer then the battery could be damaged. USB ports only put out 5 volts. If you have an AC charger that puts out 9.5 volts then consider charging it with that. Some AC adapters only put out 5 volts for the purpose matching the USB standard, but it's not good for the ipod.

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hope this helps

Jun 27, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

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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.

Aug 24, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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I cant sync or charge my 1st gen ipod nano

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

Aug 24, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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