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My ipod got erased and now my computer won't recognize it

I restarted my computer and it completely restarted my whole ipod. Itunes doesn't even recognize it. I got it to sync all my songs but i can't create a playlist or anything. i need help!!!!!!!!!!

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Try to format it with your comp.it will erase everything but it will reset your ipod to its factory settings.if you need i a guide on formating it email me and i will write one for you.email=gamecrazy944@yahoo.com

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IPod Touch won't be read


Wont read what ?

Sometimes, you might find that your computer does not read that the iPod is connected to the USB port, preventing the synchronization of new files.


There are several potential causes for this lack of hardware recognition and many steps can be taken to troubleshoot the causes.


Reset your iPod's internal software using the key combination appropriate for your model. Apple's support documentation details how to do this for each available model.

(See Resources)


Install all iTunes software updates and restart your computer.


Connect your iPod directly to a USB port on the computer.

Do not attach through a keyboard port or USB hub.


These might not provide enough power to operate the iPod.

Connect the iPod to a secondary USB port.


If the iPod is recognized now, the original USB port might be damaged.


Connect the iPod using a secondary iPod USB cable.

If the iPod is recognized now, the original USB cable might be damaged and should be replaced.


Restore the iPod using a computer that can read it as a last resort. Connect the iPod to another computer, launch iTunes and select "Restore" from the iPod information screen.

This will erase all data and restore default settings.


Contact Apple support or visit an Apple store for further help if your iPod still cannot be seen. An advanced hardware issue might be present and a warranty hardware replacement might be indicated.


Hope this helps






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White screen after it was 30 degrees out side overnite. center button and menu after turn switch to orange then back gets black screen and can hear 2 beeps. press play and center - gets 4 beeps. cant...


Hi You can try the troubleshooting guide below, If in case the troubleshooting guide will not work I highly suggest to contact apple technical support .
iPod Nano 2nd Generation Troubleshooting
The second generation iPod introduced a new design and lots of improvements to the player's technology. The new Nano boasted a new enclosure made of aluminum, a slimmer design with rounded corners, a brighter screen, new headphones and a wide selection of colors. The flash drive made hard drive failure less likely, making these a long-lasting mp3 player option. The iPod Nano can fail eventually, but when yours looks dead, all may not be lost.
Hold and ChargeThe first thing to do if you have an iPod that is not turning on is to check to see if the hold button it is engaged. If it is, slide the button to the left to take the iPod off hold and see if the buttons work. If not, check to see whether the iPod is charged. Try plugging your iPod into your computer or a wall socket. If the iPod does not respond, do further troubleshooting.
RestartAfter checking to see if your iPod is charged, you should try restarting your iPod. Hold down the menu and center button on your iPod until it restarts. You will see the Apple icon. If this does not work, move to the next step.
RetryTry another USB cord if your computer does not recognize the iPod. If the new USB cord works, it was the previous USB cord at fault.
ResetIf your computer does not recognize your iPod, try restarting the the computer. It may be that the software on your computer is at fault, and not the actual iPod.
ReinstallIf your iPod is not recognized by your computer, try reinstalling iTunes. Sometimes a fault in the iTunes software will prevent the iPod from being recognized by your computer. Download the iTunes software from the Apple website and install on your computer.
RestoreIf your iPod is not responding, you may need to restore. If your computer recognizes your iPod select your iPod from the left menu in iTunes. Click the restore button from the menu under the picture of your iPod. Make sure that all of the music on your iPod is backed up somewhere else, as the restore will erase the contents of your iPod.

Dec 04, 2011 | Apple iPod nano

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I connected my ipod to a computer to download music. i have not downloaded music for several years and it now seems that i have erased my existing songs. can i restore them


If you backed up your iPod in iTunes before it synced with your iPod you may be able to restore your songs. In iTunes, plug your iPod into the computer and right click on your iPod when it appears in iTunes. You should see a Restore Backup or similar choice in the Right Click menu. Try restoring the backup. If this doesn't work, you won't be able to recover your music.

Jul 02, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Screen shows usb and Itunes but computer doesnt recognize ipod.


1. Verify if your pc passes the system requirements.
(a) usb 2.0 port
(b) You are running the latest version of itunes

2. Recharge your iPod Touch

3. Check USB connections. Use a USB port that is built into the computer instead of using an external usb hub.

4. Restart iPod Touch. Do the following steps: To restart iPod touch, first turn iPod touch off by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until a red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider and iPod touch will turn off after a few moments.
Next, turn iPod touch on by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
Is iPod touch not responding? To reset iPod touch, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

5. Restart your computer then reconnect your iPod Touch

6. Try reinstalling iTunes. And if this doesn't resolve the issue, you can also try uninstalling iTunes then reinstalling the latest version.

7. Check if there are third-party software that might prevent iTunes from recognizing your iPod touch. Such software may be security software, anti-virus software and webcam drivers. What you can do is adjust the software settings or you may also temporarily disable the software.


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May 23, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

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My ipod doesnt want to read in my computer as soon as i dowloaded itunes. I'm running windows operating system but I didn't seem to have problems until now. I can't access the usb driver. My...


Try restarting the iPod and connect it again. If it doesn't recognize it try it on another PC, if it still isn't detected it is the iPod. Buying a Mac wouldn't help nor hurt the situation, it would just be an expenditure.

May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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The itunes doesn't recognize my ipod classic


you restored your ipod correct? (just the music is erased) not format ? (ipod is zapped)....ok..lets play with the restore part...plug up ipod to pc....do not open itunes (close it, x it out) ...go to my computer you should see a new drive on it (ipod)....double click ipod and copy the software (from ipod) it should be 4 folders and hidden files too...paste it to a temp folder on the pc....now right click ipod drive and format it (yes this will erase everything on it)...once format is completed reinstall the software from the temp folder back to ipod......now this is finish....update itunes to the newest version (even if u have it already overwrite it)....you now have a brand new ipod...........

in the beginning i ask if you restored or formatted (if you had formatted, you would not find nor see any software)......you would be better off asking a friend/family if they have the same ipod can you copy just the software (you would copy their software to a temp file, then on to yours same as above) .........i hope this works out for u.....feel free to rate the help

Jun 06, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

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My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod


restart your ipod then the ipod will be start

Aug 07, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

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Itunes will ask you if this ipod comes from another computer (since you formatted) and ask you if you wanna erase all thats on it and synchronise with the new llibray (probably empty !). You say NO. Then you synchronise manually by unchecking the box that says to synchronise automatically and thenn u check the box that says to mange manually the ipod. By doing that you're music that was on you're ipod will stay there, and you can coopy any new music towards you're ipod with itunes.

Jun 28, 2007 | Apple iPod nano

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Why my iPod doesn?t appear in iTunes?


For Mac users "iPod does not appear in iPod Updater or iTunes in Mac OS X Under some circumstances, iPod appears in the Finder in Mac OS X, but does not appear in the iTunes Source list or does not appear in the iPod Updater. Symptom iPod's disk icon appears in the Finder, but it does not appear in the iTunes Source list or in the iPod Updater. Note: The iPod may appear in iTunes, but not in the iPod Updater. Important: If you are using iPod shuffle, you must have 10.2.8 or 10.3.4 or later to connect it to your Mac over USB. Other iPods require 10.3.4 or later Products affected Mac OS X iPod (5 GB) iPod (10 GB) iPod (touch wheel) iPod (dock connector) iPod mini - USB requires Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. iPod mini (Second Generation) - USB requires Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. iPod (Click Wheel) - USB requires Mac OS X 10.3.4 or later. iPod with color display (including iPod photo) iPod nano Solution iPod nano Certain models of single processor Power Macintosh G5 computers may show iPod nano mounted in the Finder but not recognized in iTunes. If this happens to you, try restarting your computer and Setting Energy Saver to highest performance and turn off hard disk sleep. If you have an iPod nano, but don't have a G5, then follow the other steps below. Mac OS X 10.4.x Perform an archive installation of Mac OS X10.4. Mac OS X 10.3.x Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions. Drag the iPodDriver.kext file to the Trash (you will be required to enter an administrator account password). Download and install the Mac OS X Combined Update 10.3.9. Restart the computer when prompted to do so by the installer. Connect the iPod. Mac OS X 10.2.8 and earlier To resolve this issue with earlier versions of Mac OS X, you'll need to delete one file and reinstall iTunes. Follow each of the steps below. Step 1 Delete the file using Terminal Warning: The steps below describe how to remove a file by entering commands in the Terminal application (located in the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder). Users unfamiliar with Terminal and UNIX-like environments should proceed with caution. The entry of incorrect commands may result in data loss or unusable system software. Open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities). Type: sudo rm -R /System/Library/Extensions/iPodDriver.kext Press Return. Enter the administrator account password when prompted. Quit Terminal. Restart the computer (From the Apple menu, choose Restart). Step 2 Reinstall iTunes Download the latest version of iTunes from the iTunes download page. Install iTunes. Restart the computer after the installation has completed. Connect iPod. Step 3 Delete the iPod.plist file Remove the following file in the your home directory and launch the iPod updater again ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ipod.plist "

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