Question about Apple iPod touch 3rd Generation MC086LL/A MP3 Player
Tried going to itunes store but it would not reset my ipod because it said it was not plugged in?
You can hold down the power button and home button at the same time for over five seconds. The iPod should reset itself.
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem, in where it thinks its always charging and iTunes wont pick the iPod up, but it will play and take a charge from a mains charger. I dont get the 'Do not disconnect' screen though.
.BUT I can get around it although the problem does come back.
This works for me 1st time OR after a few attempts - -
Connect you Ipod to your computer (iTunes shouldn't pick it up if your having the same problem as me, as it thinks its still connected previously)
Now try resetting the iPod whilst still connected (holding the middle + centre button)
Now if you get the 'USB connection sound' let your computer and iTunes pick it up.
Once recognised, use the "Safely Remove Hardware" option via windows (dont eject with iTunes).
Then try using the mains power charger to give it quick charge, you should then be able to unplug the charger to see if the loss in connection has been recognised and u lose the charging lightening flash icon.
You should then get away with charging or using iTunes a few times without the problem re-occuring.
This does work, but not a permanent fix as I still have the problem.
Question - Does using the restore option work? As I refuse to wipe my music and carefully perfected playlists.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
I struggled with this issue for a while and finally found a post that helped me. Hold menu and the center buttons until the iPod turns off. Then, immediately hold the left and center buttons to pull up the iPod diagnostic menu. Scroll down to the option "Reset" and select it. My iPod was finally recognized by iTunes. Good luck :)
Posted on Oct 20, 2008
Try doing this: Toggle the hold switch and put it back in the off position. Then press and hold the center button and the menu button simultaneously for ten seconds and the apple symbol should come up on the screen. Then it should work like normal. Hope this helps!
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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