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My computer does not read my ipod

It is a nano 3rd gen and it reads it as uknown device, ive tryed everything.please help

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  • skeetmcnilly Jan 08, 2008

    my computer usb will not pick up the ipod nano. i know that the usb port is good cause the ipod lights up and charges. I also tried using someone elses computer and the samething happens. The computer does not know that the ipod is there.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    my computer won''t read my ipod. it says usb not recognized

  • lin-Low May 18, 2008

    my computer is not reading my ipod.

  • TillermanT91 May 21, 2008

    iTunes does not list it inthe menu.



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Reset your ipod (by holding menu and centre button at the same time)  when it shuts down you have to quickly move  you fingers from those buttons to the down clicker and centre button before it boots back up. this will put it in diagnostic mode. plug it into your pc/mac to see if it will be rec. if not unplug your printer(s) and ipod (read above) and plug the ipod back in. at any time it is being rec. by itunes you must reset the ipod. this will remove all your songs on the ipod. if this doesn't help... grab a dead blow hammer and hit it a couple times! lol

Posted on May 20, 2008


I had the same problem, my ipod nano was not being recognized by my computer or itunes. I did all the checks, then I read an email from someone that said, that they turned off their printer, and their Nano worked. I did the same instead of turning it off I just took it out temporarily out of its port, and then tried again on the usb port where I originally installed it, and it worked. Sometimes one of your other hardware, specially printer, drains the system that it decreases the usb output to less than the necessary number. try that before you do anything else.

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My computer dosent recognase my ipod...what should i do?

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