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Ipod nano blinks

When I connect my ipod to my pc, it powers up and I get a blinking apple on the ipod. Can't do anything to turn it off and it only stops when the battery runs down. ITunes doesn't seem to recognize the ipod. Have tried resetting by pressing menu and middle button to no avail.

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Re: ipod nano blinks

I bought an Ipod shuffle 2nd generation yesterday, it charged all night and orange light was still blinking. Tried listening to songs and sometimes it would play but most times wouldn't. Took it back for exchange and same problem. Then I realized the problem is not with the USB plug or computer reoconizing ipod but in the docking itself. I applied pressure on the top side of docked Ipod and bottom of docking station and the computer recognized the Ipod. Release pressure and lose connection. The problem is that the docking station and earbuds do not connect with ipod and the fixes provided by apple doesn't address or fix this problem.

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SOURCE: My IPod nano 1st generation blinks and is not recognizes by Itunes

well.. try to restore to factory setting using your itunes software.

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