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Ipod nano 3rd generation 4 GB will not connect to my computer

I purchased this ipod in October and I'm still trying to get it to connect to my computer. I use windows xp. I've tried everything.

Count me in - same problem. I cannot get my computer (windows XP service pack 2) to recognize the Ipod even after 4 calls with Apple help line. I returned the Ipod and will get a new one one they restock.

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    I have Vista and just bought a 3rd gen nano they don't connect together the computer does not find my nano.....HELP

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  1. run ALL update that came with you computer

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Get a new cable if everything else works that is your problem
Usually, unplugging, replugging it and then rebooting solves the problem.

your other options are a driver issue..either with the ipod drivers, itunes, or the USB drivers for your computer itself. since your ipod video and psp work fine, you can rule out USB drivers, but that doesn't rule out additional driver problems.

the other option is there's some kind of failure with your ipod..and sometimes if a device starts drawing power before doing any kind of communication with the computer (like when my rockbox-hacked ipod goes into charge only mode) then windows will assume there's a hardwire issue. the best way to determine if it's an issue with your ipods are take them to another computer and see if they work. if they work fine...try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes (back up your music and database) and see if that solves the problem. if none of that solves it and you know the ipod shuffles are good..then your system has suffered from the mysterious driver failure that's plagued a lot of systems. and generally the only real solution is to reinstall windows from scratch.

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