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Re: Ipod doesnt connect to my pc/i cant download
I had a very similar problem with a USB camcroder, drove me crazy! This sounds like a USB device
not being recognized, this issue is rather uncommon with XP, it's not
the player or device, unless the device is not working proplerly. 9 out
of 10 times it's system device manager.
(Solution) With the
device plugged into the USB go to control panel and click on system and
navigate to your device manager hardware>device manager, scroll down
to Universal Serial Bus Controllers, there should be either an X or an
exclamation mark indicating the device/driver is not loaded properly,
right click on that line and chose uninstall driver, reboot then plug
the device in, if it asks for a driver then put in the CD and let the
driver install it. If this still does not work, then repeat the above
but instead of choosing uninstall when you right click choose "update
driver" and when it asks for a location to the driver, point it to the
driver on the CD.
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You must have bought a new iPod!
The screen is simply telling you to connect your iPod to your computer. (You should have iTunes already installed, if not you can download it, and install it for free from the Apple website).
Once it is connected, iTunes will pop up, and the rest of the set up will be simple!
Use iPod Reset Utility to restore the following iPod models back to
their factory settings when iTunes is unable to do so. The process
completely erases all music and data and reinstalls the iPod software
version listed below:
iPod shuffle (1st generation) - iPod Software version 1.1.5
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) - iPod Software version 1.0.4
follow these instructions..
Using iPod Reset Utility
Quit all running applications on your computer.
Open iPod Reset Utility.
Connect iPod to a USB port on your computer. Do not connect iPod
to a USB port on your keyboard, or other non-powered USB hub.
Click the Reset button.
If prompted, enter an administrator name and password. Notice:
Do not disconnect iPod during the reset process.
When complete, quit iPod Reset Utility and open iTunes to load
music onto iPod.
For it to recognize, maybe try: 1: go to control panel 2:add hardware 3:connect your hardware device and click "yes i have connected the hardware" 4:scroll down and select install new hardware device 5:select install hardware that i manually select from a list 6:scroll down to windows portable devices 7:and choose MTP device this should make it so your ipod is now recognized by the computer ---John
If when you have a new ipod and you connect it to a computer, if the first computer you connect it to is a mac, then that is the only type of pc it will work with after that. If you want it to connect it to a windows, you will have to restore it which will allow it to work with windows software. For some reason unknown, mac and windows have different loading software for the ipod and has to be re-installed with a restore before it can work with a different operating system. When it restores on your computer, check to make sure it has a strong internet connection. You should be able to restore after that.
stupid question i know but please make sure you hve downloaded the correct countries version of itunes - here in aust a lot of ppl accidentally download english version - it dont work. try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes if that doesnt work and try reseting unit itself - menu and centre button hold both down untill apple icon appears.......