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Connecting 3rd generation nano

The Nano is working fine but will not connect to the computer via the USB cable. Tried different cable and multiple computers

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Re: connecting 3rd generation nano

Well, 1st u should uninstall itunes and re-install itunes for free by going to then make sure all the settings are right so it will reconize it. if dat doesnt work, email me ur problems to

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