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Device not found

My 8gb ipod nano stopped operating. I plug it into the USB port and i get an unknown device message. Help

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Re: device not found

Several solutions.... try to reset the unit by pressing the menu and center buttons at the same time for 5 seconds. If that does not work, then plug the unit into an ac charger. If the unit powers on on an ac charger then you likely need a new battery.

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Re: device not found - Apple iPod MP3 Player MP3 & Digital Media Players

Try to replace the usb cord of your ipod.

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