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Black iPod Nano 8 GB - NOT detected at all!

(I posted this in wrong thread, a couple of minutes ago, so I'll just write this again here.)

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 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.
The 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).

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    Same problem and no solution. Really getting aggravated.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    Same for me, with a 4 Gb Nano I've had for 2 years.

  • pontiacmn68 Dec 25, 2008

    I cant get it to charge in any computer at home

  • sebuy May 11, 2010

    How can my ipod be recognised by my computer again?

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If you are running the vista os then there isn't much to say but to keep up on all the updates posted.. vista and itunes crashes a lot amongst other issues it is having.. as for the other's, apple doesn't like to make very user friendly software for window's user's unfortunately so it's glitchy at times so it's very important to keep your stuff backed up at all times.. if there is a new version of itunes, make sure you update it too.. double check that you are not running 2 music programs at once bc sometimes that confuses the pc's as well.. are you running on a duo core or regular processor? sometimes you need to sign out of itunes then back in again.. it's just a very unstable program and many people struggle with it.. i hope you get it figured out.. d

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Help with Nano Ipod

you have to press the "MENU" and "MIDDLE" button. Hold them for about 3 - 5 seconds. And it should slowly RESET. and your DONE!! =D

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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

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.


good luck
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