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IPod Nano - can't copy from iTunes to iPod

I have used my iPod for over a year. I've been able to copy music from iTunes onto the pod. The last time I tried the "do not disconnet" image on the iPod never went off when it was plugged into the USB (which by the way works to charge the iPod and also works with other devices, like my digital camera). I restored the iPod and of course lost all of my music. I then did Sync the library on iTunes to the iPod. The music shows up on the iPod library, but in gray, but not on my iPod when I turn it on. The "do not disconnect" message goes off, but the music doesn't show up on the iPod.
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Re: iPod Nano - can't copy from iTunes to iPod


Which version of iTunes are you using? I would recommend trying an uninstall of the iTunes and the reinstall. Also, did you try Apple's 5R's troublshooting? You can download the latest iTunes from here.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Re: iPod Nano - can't copy from iTunes to iPod

Yes download new 7.4 i think i tunes software from apple just cam eout fixes sync issues like u talk about ok do that 1st and a maby a computer clean up use cc cleaner

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