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COMPUTER SAYS: DEVICE UNKNOWN!!!! HELP ME!

I dont know what the deal is. I downloaded the Itunes thingy off itunes.com. it worked for a while.. and now when i plug my ipod into my USB port, it says that the DEVICE IS UNKNOWN???? what can i do to rectify the situation? im not computer or ipod savy. i dont have the book that came with the ipod... so any help would be MUCH appreciated! thank you!

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  • Aidan Helt
    Aidan Helt Feb 20, 2008

    also... its a black nano from 2005. 2g.

  • Aidan Helt
    Aidan Helt Feb 22, 2008

    it wont even show the IPOD;s name in the MY COMPUTER WINDOW. so i cant even click on it!

  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I reset it, it says update in Itunes, so i plug it in it says do not disconnect, 3 seconds later it says OK to disconnect but a box on desktop says its unrecognised...

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If it's a unknown device you can't see it on a PC...

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Mac:
go to applications then utilities then open disk utility
on the on the left side all the hard drives will be listed. click on your ipod then click erase, look here click "erase" and then "ok". when it is done disconnect the ipod, open itunes and reconnect the ipod. itunes will tell you the ipod is corrupted and i needs to restore it. click ok and then wait for it to complete the restore.

PC:
go to start, my computer. in the new window your ipod's name will apear right click then click format. make sure that quic format is checked and then click "ok". when it is done disconnect the ipod, open itunes and reconnect the ipod. itunes will tell you the ipod is corrupted and i needs to restore it. click ok and then wait for it to complete the restore.


note: this might no work but will help in most cases, you hard drive may have just fail and then your out of luck

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

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If you don't get it at first, try holding the buttons for lesser time or see the other procedures and some screenshots on my tip (link below):

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