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Ipod help My MacBook won't recognize that my ipod is connected, it won't show up in itunes or on my desk top. when i try to restart my ipod it will be on the folder with the exclamation mark, and the apple symbol. when I hold down the pause and the menu it gives a straight line for a second then right back to the Folder and Apple symbol. Any ideas? Thanks Dennis Miller Apple ipod 3rd gen 40GB Model A1040

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Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore
http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

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