Question about Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation
Get a new cable if everything else works that is your problem
Usually, unplugging, replugging it and then rebooting solves the problem.
your other options are a driver issue..either with the ipod drivers, itunes, or the USB drivers for your computer itself. since your ipod video and psp work fine, you can rule out USB drivers, but that doesn't rule out additional driver problems.
the other option is there's some kind of failure with your ipod..and sometimes if a device starts drawing power before doing any kind of communication with the computer (like when my rockbox-hacked ipod goes into charge only mode) then windows will assume there's a hardwire issue. the best way to determine if it's an issue with your ipods are take them to another computer and see if they work. if they work fine...try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes (back up your music and database) and see if that solves the problem. if none of that solves it and you know the ipod shuffles are good..then your system has suffered from the mysterious driver failure that's plagued a lot of systems. and generally the only real solution is to reinstall windows from scratch.
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Flip the iPod Nano's "Hold" switch to "OFF."
The iPod Nano cannot be turn on if the switch is set to "ON."
Reset the iPod Nano. Move the "Hold" switch to "ON" and then "OFF."
Then, press down the "Select" and "Menu" buttons on the Nano. Hold those buttons for about eight seconds.
The Apple logo will then become visible on the iPod Nano. Once this occurs, try turning the iPod Nano on once again.
Connect the iPod Nano to an iPod charger or a computer that is turned on via the iPod Nano's USB cord. Charge the Nano for at least 30 minutes.
Then, try to turn the Nano on.
Update the iPod Nano's software.
Connect the Nano to your computer via the player's USB cable. Open iTunes, and click the iPod Nano's name on the left part of iTunes.
Click the "Summary" option at the top of iTunes. Then, click on the "Check for Updates" button that's positioned in the middle of iTunes.
Follow the instructions that appear inside iTunes in order to install the updates on the Nano.
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