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Ipod wont show up in my computer or itunes...

I recently aquired a 160gb black video ipod from apple and when i plug it in it charges but it wont show up in my computer or itunes...please assist

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    my ipod wouldnt show up on my computer





  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2008

    i tried to plug it in and i turned it off



  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

    my ipod wont show up on computer ither

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    my Ipod {{{4gb}}} is locked and it won't unlock i've tried everything the control panel idea,menu and center button pressed at the same time,the itunes thing nothing will work. Do I need to send it back to Apple because I don't have that same problem with my 30gb Ipod. Someone please give me some really good advice {{{should I keep it and keep trying even though I've tried hundreds of times or should I send it back to Apple to get me another Ipod}}}?????

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    I have tryed every thing........................................................

  • nerter May 10, 2008

    New HP with Vista and my 4th gen Ipod will not show up in my computer or Itunes... I'm agitated

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    my ipod classic doesnt show up in my computer or itunes

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    WHEN I PLUGGED MY IPOD NANO, IT STILL SAY CONNECTED: EJECT BEFORE DISCONNECTING. SO, HOW THE HECK AM I SUPPOSE TO FIX THIS PROBLEM?

  • carly91 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a 30 Gb video ipod, and when i connct it to my computer it make the noise, as if hardware has been connected but my ipod just charges and it doesn't show up on the computer or itunes... please help!! :(

  • whywont Jul 10, 2008

    My 80 gb ipod won't connect or show up in iTunes or computer - it also won't turn off or sleep

  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    it wont show up in the document My Computer when i go to My Computer in the start menu

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    ipod classic won't show up in itunes or computer

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    ipod says do not disconnect

  • kursedkaotic Aug 08, 2008

    wont show up in my computer or itunes

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    my i-tunes wont show up in my computer.

  • rainbow3 Aug 21, 2008

    I have the same problem. Mine is a 2Gig silver, and it has always show up BEFORE. But, it just started not showing up. It doesn't even show up on my computer at all anymore. Wtf?

  • tost22 Aug 24, 2008

    I just got a new Ipod shuffle and when I plug it in to the computer it will charge but it wont show up in the computer

  • eps25430 Aug 24, 2008

    my computer wont charge ipod or even read it on itunes

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    My i pod shuffle isn't the 2nd generation one its the first one and my computer or i tunes wont find it. it charges after i fiddle with it for like 25 min i can still listen to music but it just cant be found by i tunes or my computer. I've tried all the help and troubleshooting none of it worked. if you have any other suggestions it would be very helpful.

  • eracerx Oct 05, 2008

    ipod will not show up in my computer or i tunes fresh install of both please help i have an older ipod it work fine i dont get it

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    charges but just doesn't show up, ie i plug it in, it charges but i can't access it from iTunes or any other part of my computer, my iPod is a 2nd gen.(i think) nano

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    4 gig Ipod Nano 2nd generation

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    it doesnt show up on my itunes too after several corrupted periods.

  • firasaridi Dec 06, 2008

    my 60 gigabyte photo iPod charges when its hooked up to my computer but doesn't show up on my iTunes, or My Computer. Please Help ASAP!

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    ipod nano. help

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Hold the centre button and the menu button
Will reset. hypothetically fixing it

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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I have read all this advises  all over the internet and have tryed them carrefully  for me none of it worked so just brake ur i pod with a hammer :)

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I looked everywhere for a solution and NOTHING ******* WORKED so I took my iPod and threw it through my brand new plasma screen TV. I now have a broken iPod and TV....

Posted on Jul 26, 2010

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Install the latest version of iTuneshttp://www.apple.com/itunes/download
If you run into trouble installing iTunes, go here.
Ipod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - grayarrow.gif Restart the iPod Service (Click for more)

  1. Quit iTunes.

  2. Right click on My Computer/Computer and click Manage. If Windows requires your permission to continue, click Continue.

  3. Click the plus symbol to the left of Services and Applications.

  4. Select Services listed under Services and Applications.

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  6. Double click iPod Service in the right hand panel.

  7. Click the Stop button under the General tab and leave the iPod Service Properties window open.

  8. Connect your iPod and wait until it is visible in My Computer/Computer.

  9. Click the Start button in the iPod Service Properties window.

  10. Open iTunesIpod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - grayarrow.gif
grayarrow.gif Remove iTunes (Click for more)

Note: Songs you purchased from the iTunes Store or imported from CDs are saved in your My Music/Music folder by default and are not deleted by removing iTunes
  1. Quit iTunes.

  2. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

  3. Windows XP and Windows 2000: In Control Panel, open Add or Remove Programs.

  4. Windows Vista: In Control Panel, click Uninstall a program. Alternately, in Classic View of Control Panel, click Programs and Features.
  5. Select iTunes from the list of currently installed programs, then click Remove or Uninstall.

  6. In Windows XP and Windows 2000, when asked if you would like to remove iTunes, select Yes.

  7. In Windows Vista, if your permission is needed to continue, click Continue.

  8. After uninstalling iTunes, do not restart if you are prompted to.

  9. In Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features, remove any iPod Updater applications that are listed in the same fashion as iTunes was removed.

  10. Restart your computer.

  11. After the computer restarts, open Local Disk C: in My Computer/Computer or whichever disk programs are installed on.

  12. Open the Program Files folder.

  13. Right-click the iTunes folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion. Note: This folder may have already been deleted if iTunes was successfully removed in steps 1-8.

  14. Right click the iPod folder and select Delete and choose Yes when asked to confirm the deletion.

  15. Right-click on the Recycle Bin and on the shortcut menu, click Empty Recycle Bin.

  16. Restart your computer.

  17. Install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.applIpod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - grayarrow.gifdownload and connect your iPod.

grayarrow.gif Empty your Temp directory and restart (Click for more)

  1. On the Start menu, click My Computer (or double-click My Computer on the Desktop).

  2. In My Computer, open Local Disk C:.

  3. Open Documents and Settings.

  4. Double-click the folder that bears your username.

  5. If you see a Local Settings folder, skip to step 9. If you don't see a Local Settings folder, proceed to the next step.

  6. On the Tools menuIpod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - 93976_3.jpgFolder Options.

  7. Select the "Show hidden files and folders" button. 93976_3.jpg

  8. Click OK.

  9. Double-click Local Settings.

  10. Right-click on the Temp folder and on the shortcut menu, click Delete.

  11. In the confirmation dialog that appears, click Yes.

  12. If you are unable to delIpod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - 93976_4.jpgTemp folder, close all programs, especially those in the Notification area (system tray) of the Windows Task bar shown below and repeat step 10.

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  14. Restart your computer.

  15. http://www.apple.com/itunes/download and connect your iPod.

grayarrow.gif Clean up iTunes installer files on the computer (Click for more)

You can download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility from Microsoft, which will clean up any leftover installer files that may be causing issues with your current installation. To do this:
  1. Click here first, and read the important information about the software.

  2. Click the "Download the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility package now" link on that page to download a file titled msicuu2.exe.

  3. Open the msicuu2.exe file and follow the prompts to install it.

  4. On the Start menu, point to All Programs and then click Windows Install Cleanup; the Windows Installer Clean Up Utility window appears, listing software that is currently installed on your computer.

  5. Select iTunes from the list and click Remove.

  6. Click OK in the confirmation dialog that appears.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 if you have multiple iTunes entries listed.

  8. Select QuickTime from the list and click Remove.

  9. Click OK in the confirmation dialog that appears.

  10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 if you have multiple QuickTime entries listed.

  11. Click Exit.

  12. Ipod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - grayarrow.gifomputer.

  13. Install the latest version of iTunes from http://www.apple.com/itunes/download and connect your iPod.

grayarrow.gif Disable conflicting System Services and Startup Items (Click for more)

Installed background processes can sometimes prevent the iPod Service from running. You might be able to resolve this by disabling some items with the System Configuration Utility in Windows XP. Find out how here.
If you have tried all the steps in this document, and the linked documents, and iPod is still not being recognized cIpod wont show up in my computer or itunes... - grayarrow.gifTunes or the iPod Updater, then there is likely some other system issue on your computer. This may require you to repair or reinstall Windows. If you need assistance with this, contact whomever supports Windows on your computer. In most cases, this is the maker of the computer.
grayarrow.gif Deleting corrupted or incorrect registry keys (Click for more)

if the links don't work here is the link to the apple page where this all came from:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93716

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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I had this problem randomly happen one day (or so I thought) but it was caused by me adding a new drive to my computer that ended up being the same drive letter as the iPod.

I was stupid enough to delete the drive letter from my iPod and had a heck of a time reassigning one, so this would've been the best way to fix it if I hadn't messed it up more:

Windows 7 Instructions:
1 - Right Click on "My Computer" and select "Manage"
2 - Select "Disk Management"
3 - Wait for it to load! Sometimes you need to hold down the Menu and Center button at the same time to reboot the iPod so that it shows up in the Disk Management Screen
4 - Once it shows up, you should be able to right click on it and change the drive letter, or, if you know which new drive you installed that messed it up, change that one. DON'T DELETE THE ONLY DRIVE LETTER THAT IS THERE!

If you do:
5 - You need to reboot the iPod until it shows up (make sure your computer is completely up to date and you are running ALL services by typing: msconfig into the search field in the start menu and selecting 'normal boot mode' and then reboot)
6 - Get back into the disk management screen. Reboot the iPod until it appears and click on the 'available' part in Disk Management, once you click it, the computer will hang
7 - Reboot the iPod, as soon as it goes offline, a drive letter selection window should pop up. Select a drive letter and wait for the iPod to finish rebooting before pressing okay.
8 - Press okay, and the computer should hang again, but, if you reboot the iPod one last time, it should appear with a drive letter!

It is key to have your computer up to date and all the services running, I've been trying to fix this for a month and it definitely needed the updates and the services in order to work.

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I actually tryed what the last person said, and... it worked!!! so try it. i have an ipod nano 5th gen. so yea. its easy and fast =]

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

The samething happened to me. I looked online and tried every solution but none of htme worked. but then someone said to restart your computer with the ipod plugged in and amazingly it worked!

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Connect the iPod to different computers. If it doesn't even go to the "do not disconnect" screen on any of the computers, you have a broken logic board. You can try to replace the part yourself, it is available on any auction website. There is an iPod classic Repair service that can fix it for you, but if you're a little tech savy you should use an iPod classic repair guide that teaches you how to do the repair yourself.

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you might have already tried this, but just to eliminate the obvious

1. download and install the latest version of itunes
2. unplug everything
3. restart computer and restart ipod
4. plug back in and see what happens

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Have you tried resetting either ipod? In order to reset it, you just need to hold down both the menu button and the center button at the same time until the ipod turns off. then the apple will pop up on the screen and it will start up like normal. If this doesn't fix the problem for either ipod, then most likely the problem is with itunes or your computer. I would say that if it doesn't even show up on your computer anywhere, you're probably missing a driver or something.

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Unistall ITunes and all Ipod Software.

Remove Ipod for the computer.

Reinstall all software. Make sure ITunes is updated to the current version.

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