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Can't play songs on ipod through computer when i connect my ipod everythings fine, i can sync songs etc. but if i go to my ipod tab and try n play the songs they are just greyed out... is it something to do with my itunes? i can play songs from itunes fine its just through my ipod tab where there is a problem help appriciated :)

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It sounds as if the ipod you are connecting is not registered to the computer and itunes you are using. If this is not the case then you want to look at your device that shows up on the left hand side of itunes. Click on it. There you can see if you device is registered to your computer. If it is, you will also be able to see how you are syncing the device. If your ipod does have the exact amount of songs as your itunes, you can re register your ipod to the computer. WARNING this will wipe all of the songs off of your ipod! It will then copy your library back to your ipod.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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This simply means that the iPod is in Auto sync mode. To be able to listen to your music on your iPod through iTunes you will need to change the settings on the summary page that loads when you first connect the iPod. You want to deselect the Automatically sync all checked items, then select the Manually manage option. After that click Apply. You will now be able to listen to the songs on the iPod though iTunes, but the iPod will no longer auto sync to your computer.

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It is something wrong with your itunes more than likely. you should go to itunes.com and install the newest verison.

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If you got them from limewire then this will happen you need to delete them make the song highlighted and push delete on the keyboard. This happends to me but i just delete them and get the song again.

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Ok, to begin, you will connect you iPod to your computer via the 30 pin firewire connection(sync cable). Next, you will wait for iTunes to open, then your iPod's picture and your iPod's name will appear in the left margin. Click on the arrow, which shoule be pointing to the right, then click it to where it is pointing downward and a list is showing like music, playlists videos, etc. Now click directly on your iPod and you should see a page to the right of it that has all of your iPod's information on it. Now scroll down on that page and you will see three or more checked or un-checked boxes, while one of them will say "manually manage music." This should be unchecked. Now check the box and it will ask you if you would like to save your changes, click "yes" or "save." Now click on "music" underneath your iPod and you should be able to listen to your songs via computer. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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