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When i plug my nano in my computer doesnt recognize it and says it malfunctioned but it plays music fine what do i do? ive tried the menu/center button method and disc mode nothing works im confused and don't want to spend alot of money can ay one help/ thank you

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First: try it on a different computer if you have one. You can even try it on a friends computer.
Second: do you have any other devices that are connected to the USB port on your computer? Do they work? Try the device that works in the same port that the IPOD was in and see if you get an error with the other device.
Third: You might have a problem with itunes. You could try uninstalling and reinstalling itunes and see if that works.
Fourth: There might be a problem with the usb drivers that windows uses to run the usb ports (are you running windows?) you can go into the device manager and goto the usb ports and delete them then have windows redect them.

Just a few ideas.

Mark

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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Hi You can try the troubleshooting guide below, If in case the troubleshooting guide will not work I highly suggest to contact apple technical support .
iPod Nano 2nd Generation Troubleshooting
The second generation iPod introduced a new design and lots of improvements to the player's technology. The new Nano boasted a new enclosure made of aluminum, a slimmer design with rounded corners, a brighter screen, new headphones and a wide selection of colors. The flash drive made hard drive failure less likely, making these a long-lasting mp3 player option. The iPod Nano can fail eventually, but when yours looks dead, all may not be lost.
Hold and ChargeThe first thing to do if you have an iPod that is not turning on is to check to see if the hold button it is engaged. If it is, slide the button to the left to take the iPod off hold and see if the buttons work. If not, check to see whether the iPod is charged. Try plugging your iPod into your computer or a wall socket. If the iPod does not respond, do further troubleshooting.
RestartAfter checking to see if your iPod is charged, you should try restarting your iPod. Hold down the menu and center button on your iPod until it restarts. You will see the Apple icon. If this does not work, move to the next step.
RetryTry another USB cord if your computer does not recognize the iPod. If the new USB cord works, it was the previous USB cord at fault.
ResetIf your computer does not recognize your iPod, try restarting the the computer. It may be that the software on your computer is at fault, and not the actual iPod.
ReinstallIf your iPod is not recognized by your computer, try reinstalling iTunes. Sometimes a fault in the iTunes software will prevent the iPod from being recognized by your computer. Download the iTunes software from the Apple website and install on your computer.
RestoreIf your iPod is not responding, you may need to restore. If your computer recognizes your iPod select your iPod from the left menu in iTunes. Click the restore button from the menu under the picture of your iPod. Make sure that all of the music on your iPod is backed up somewhere else, as the restore will erase the contents of your iPod.

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i will be glad to assist you with this. If this step doesnt help please let me know and i can instruct you on how to reset your ipod.
  1. Toggle the Hold switch. To do this, slide the switch to Hold (an orange bar appears) and then slide it back (orange bar is hidden).
  2. Reset the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, connect the iPod to a power source by either plugging it into an Apple iPod USB Power Adapter or directly into a computer's USB port.
  3. Let the iPod charge for at least 20 minutes. Note: If the iPod is connected to a computer, make sure the computer does not sleep, standby, or hibernate during the 20-minute charging period.
  4. After the iPod has charged for at least 20 minutes and while it is still connected to the power source, toggle the Hold switch again as in step 1.
  5. Try resetting the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • If the Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computer and verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPod appears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting is needed.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, try putting the iPod into disk mode and restoring.
  6. Try putting the iPod into disk mode.
    • While in disk mode, connect the iPod to iTunes and try to restore.
    • If the iPod is still not recognized by iTunes, the iPod should be serviced.
If you need further assistance please feel free to follow up with a comment and i will be here to assist you. If this assisted you please feel free to rate the solution. thanks and have a great day.

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I found the solution to this problem:

To get your iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4GB video) to be recognized by your computer, you will need to manually get it into "Disk Mode" here's how:
  1. Verify that it has a full charge, if not, you need to either charge the iPod before continuing or connect it to a high-powered USB port, or simply connect it to the Power Adapter that plugs into an electrical outlet. (just not connected to your computer)
  2. Toggle the Hold switch on and off once. (Set it to Hold, and then turn it off again. Just slide back and forth.)
  3. Press and hold the Menu and Select (center) buttons at the same time for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
  4. When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select (center) buttons and immediately press and hold the Select (center) and the Play/Pause buttons until the ‘Disk Mode’ screen appears.
  5. Disconnect your iPod from the power adapter and connect it to your computer;
  6. Now the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect" and should be recognized by your computer.
I hope this helps you; I had a hard time finding a solution and thought I'd share the wealth once my stress was relieved.

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Have you tried resetting it? Press the center (Select) button and the Menu button at the same time and hold for at least 10 seconds or until you see it reset.

hope this may help;

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http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1369?viewlocale=en_US

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As follows:

How to reset iPod To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including:iPod nano (3rd generation) iPod classic iPod (5th generation) iPod nano (2nd generation)iPod nano iPod with color display (iPod photo) iPod (Click Wheel) iPod mini iPod mini (2nd generation)

Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 8 seconds.

You may need to repeat this step. Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

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If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

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