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One BIG freaky problem

I have had my original ipod nano since august of last year and recently when i went to charge/update it on my laptop, it was not being recognised by my pc. everytime i connect it to my USB outlet on my laptop, a big red circle with a line through it is displayed along with the message "do no disconnect". it then freezes like this regardless if i disconnect the charger cord, and i usually have to reset the ipod or let the remaining battery run down before i can use it again. this only happens when i connecnt my ipod to my laptop but charges perfectly fine on my PS2 wich also has a USB outlet. (also note that i had a virus on my computer at the time this problem arose but the virus is not present anymore). to try and fix this bizarre problem, i bought a new charge cord, but it did not work. i also downloaded the latest itunes but to no avail. my warranty has run out and i cant afford to purchase a similar ipod at this time. did the virus that corrupted some files on my computer affected itunes and my ipod too? is my ipod stuffed forever? should i get it replaced?  or does it simply need to be fixed by a professional? please help... sinceerly - sarah

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Sometimes by pulling out the cord directly from the ipod, will cause permanent damage, because it happened to me. You should always eject the ipod from itunes.

 

however, you might want to try to get "Apple Update" and install the firmware for the ipod over again. Or, get new driveers for your laptop.

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There is only one way - and it will erase all your songs:

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