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My black iPod Nano 8 GB doesn't get recognized at all!

I got a black iPod Nano 8 GB for christmas, and everything worked great until... let's say one and a half week ago, but now no computers won't even detect my iPod. I tried my father's cable with my own laptop, but it didn't work. Then I tried to hook up my iPod on my father's computer, but that didn't work either. My father's tried the same thing with HIS OWN iPod, and that one got contact imidiately after he plugged it in, but still - mine won't get any contact with any computers - by any cables.

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  • Mr_Marsh Feb 04, 2008

    Oh... I forgot to say that my iPod actually turns itself on when the cable gets plugged into a computer, but that's it. Nothing else works (the iPod doens't get recognized in My Computer, Windows Explorer or iTunes).

  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    same problem need driver so it will be seen as a drive...need somthing now

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    when i hook up my ipod to my laptop, it doesn't show nothing but i ipod is working and cant put songs anymore in it.

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We had same problem with our shuffle's and 3rd generation nano...after hours of being on the phone with a customer service rep at apple, i have found that they do not work on the new computer that I have but an older one. I really don't know what the differences are but i can get them both to work on an older computer. If you take them back to the store to exchange, you will continue to have the problem. Sending the ipod back won't be a solution either. I have yet to figure it out, when I do, I will come back and let you all know.

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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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