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Registering & Syncing Ipod Nano 3G

I already have a 2G nano registered and working fine. I have just bought a new 3G model and am having difficulty in getting my computer to recognise it when connected.

I connect the Nano to the computer with the USB. ITunes opens and shows that the device is present but wont do any more than that.

the instructions say "In iTunes (with iPod nano connected to your computer), select iPod nano in the source list (but I don't get a source list showing) and click the settings tab". (but I don't see a settings tab)!

I don't get the option to register with the devices serial number as I did with my 2G installation!

Help please.

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  • aabhasghostr Aug 11, 2008

    i have the same problem as you have when i connect my USB cable it opens itunes and thats it when i searched other web sites about downloading music to ipod they show that go to the ipod option and when i go it only shows a agreement .



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Try reformatting the ipod. that might reset it.

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