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Ipod nano problems

My ipod doesnt show up when i connect my usb cable to my ipod i need help

When i plug my ipod in all I see is a Apple and it does nothing else..........


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Re: ipod nano problems

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore

If you need more assistance let me know. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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Go to Start --> control Panel --> System --> Hardware --> Device Manager --> Universal Serial Bus Controllers - see if there is a yellow exclamation mark; if so, right click and select update driver

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I cannot install music from my computor to my Ipod 4 nano

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i had the exact same problem with my ipod.

whenever i plugged my ipod in to my computer, it just charged and itunes didnt reconize my ipod.

so i saw the comment on here that said to reset your ipod when it was plugged into your computer with itunes open and it worked!!

(to reset your ipod press the menu button and the center button at the same time and hold them down for a couple of seconds till the screen goes black)

i hope this works for anyone else who has the same problem with thier ipod!!

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