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My computer won't recognize Ipod 3rd genereation

When i plug in my ipod a message pops up and says unknown device. What could y problem be?

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    mac wont recognize ipod

  • Anonymous May 10, 2008

    same problem

  • mattass May 10, 2008

    usb device not reconized

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    wont read it at all

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    wont reconize ipod a litle bubble pops up saying usb edvise maffuntioned

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    My USB for ipod video isnt reconized so I cant sync it or charge it please help

  • rednef Jul 17, 2008

    I have just updated to a 3rd generation ipod nano. I installed i-tunes 7 on my pc but my computer wont recognise the ipod. Actually is does and it doesn't. Every ten seconds or so the screen on the ipod brightens with the "eject before disconnecting" window and when this happens on the ipod, the computer actually recognises it(comes up as a pop up as well as in the device manager). It only recognises it for a couple of seconds and then its back to "unknow USB device". I had just as many hassels with my first ipod, should have bought the Sony?

  • txfilly52 Jul 23, 2008

    usb port not recognized and ipod states connected eject before disconnecting but can not get computer to recognize

    I have tried two different computers and two sets of cables

    So my ipod has this lovely connected picture on it but yet my computer will not recognize the usb port to eject

  • kizzabella Jul 30, 2008

    recently my computor won't recognise my ipod is connected in the usb port.
    my camera works but not my ipod so i can't sync any newe music
    it makes a noise when i take the usb out but not when i plug it in

    is there anything i can do to fix this and get my music on my ipod

  • ricdoz Sep 09, 2008

    I downloaded new updates to my OS and mow my eMac won't recognize my iPod Nano. It can see other USB devices (flash drives, external HD, SD card,  ect). Help!

  • kimchidog Oct 05, 2008

    i have connected my ipod nano (en3) to two different computers, but neither of them seem to recoginze it



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Ok this will work forshur!!
forget everything else
ok go to start menu
and right click my computer
go to hardware
and device manager
scroll down and u will see
a red exclamation point by
apple ipod usb driver
right click it and press uninstall
and then go all the way up again
on the first icon
above my computer
it will have some letters/numbers
right click it and press
scan for hardware changes
and then it will reinstall the ipod driver !
hope that fixes your problem! :]

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I just experienced this same problem (windows just wont recognize the ipod at all) but I was surprised that the issue went away once the ipod was FULLY CHARGED to 100%.

So, if you are experiencing this same problem - I would recommend disconnecting the ipod from your PC, charging the battery completely to 100%, then try connecting it again.

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When i plug my ipod a message pops up and says nuknown device. what could y problem be ?

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You rule, this worked

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Make sure you have iTunes installed on the computer you are using.Are you using the same type of computer as was first used to load music on? If you use a mac, the mac will reformat the ipod to mac format and then load the music on. If you are now using a PC (or vice versa) you may run into problems.  You can also try resetting the ipod by holding Menu and Select buttons down for 10-15 seconds.

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