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Ipod nano 2nd generation won't mount

Our ipod nano 2nd generation (4 gb) will not mount. Have tried so far: 3 different computors 3 different cables reset Reboot Imac while the ipod is connected Will not mount in disk mode either.
The ipod works goods, it charges when we plug it but we can't see it anymore either on the desktop, in itune, we don't see it is in "about this mac" in the usb connections.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: ipod nano 2nd generation won't mount

I had the same problem -- I tried to reset my ipod but it didn't work and my computer didn't recognize it. Did you toggle the on and off hold switch before trying to reset it? Disk mode will only work if you toggle the hold switch, and then pushing center and menu buttons. Hope I helped!

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Re: ipod nano 2nd generation won't mount

Could be a hardware problem. Sometimes ipods will not connect to a computer even when everything else is working fine.

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