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My itunes won't recongise my ipod

My iPod Nano 3rd generation isn't recognized by itunes. It doesn't appear in the source field to even reset it. My computer recognizes a device but my iPod doesn't appear in itunes.
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  • DELLIES Feb 20, 2008

    MY IPOD NANO 4GB IS NOT RECOGNISED BY ITUNES, ALTHOUGH I DO SELECT RESTORE TO FORMAT IT, IT STARTS DOWNLOADING VERSION 1.2.1 BUT STOPS HALF WAY, MESSAGING MY SETTINGS ARE WRONG?? MY LAPTOP AND INTERNET CONNECTIONS HAVE BEEN DOUBLE CHECKED

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2008

    my ipod doenct to itunes either and when i connect it to my computer it says connect to power and thats all it says






  • spartan2012 May 24, 2009

    I have the exact same iPod and the exact same problem

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Try a program called sharepod see if that works.

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The third generation of iPods includes iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch and iPod Nano. Installing the latest software for each of these models involves the same process and requires the latest version of iTunes to perform. The 3rd generation iPod Touch uses the same iOS 4 operating system that the iPhone uses. You can download the latest version of iTunes from the Apple website for free. With iTunes, you can install the most up-to-date software on any 3rd generation iPod for free as well.

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just press the menu and power botton at the same time. that reset your Ipod

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My ipod nano has frozen


  1. Toggle the Hold switch. To do this, slide the switch toHold (an orange bar appears) and then slide it back (orange bar ishidden).
  2. Reset the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • Ifthe Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computerand verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPodappears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting isneeded.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPodis not seen in iTunes, connect the iPod to a power source by eitherplugging it into an Apple iPod USB Power Adapter or directly into acomputer'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 is not set to sleep, standby, or hibernate.
  4. Afterthe iPod has charged for at least 20 minutes and while it is stillconnected to the power source, toggle the Hold switch again as in step1.
  5. Try resetting the iPod by holding down the Menu and Center buttons for 10 seconds.
    • Ifthe Apple logo appears on the display, connect the iPod to a computerand verify that it appears in iTunes and can play music. If the iPodappears in iTunes and can play music, no further troubleshooting isneeded.
    • If the Apple logo does not appear or the iPod is not seen in iTunes, the iPod should be serviced.

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Try resetting the ipod while its connected to the computer by holding both the menu and center button at the same time for 6-10 seconds until you see an apple appear on the screen. You may need to repeat the reset. If this fails your looking at a hardware issue most likely. Good Luck.

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You have to reset your iPod. (Note: This is for the 3rd generation iPod Nano)

To reset iPod nano:
1 Toggle the Hold switch on and off (slide it to HOLD and then back again).
2 Press and hold the Menu and Center buttons for at least 6 seconds, until the Apple logo appears.


If iPod nano won’t turn on or respond

- Make sure the Hold switch isn’t set to HOLD.
- The iPod nano battery might need to be recharged. Connect iPod nano to your computer or to an Apple USB Power Adapter and let the battery recharge. Look for the lightning bolt icon on the iPod nano screen to verify that iPod nano is receiving a charge.

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How to restore iPod (ARTICLE NUMBER HT1339)
Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer using the USB or FireWire cable that came with your iPod.

After a few moments, your iPod will appear in the Source panel in iTunes.
Select your iPod in the Source panel and you will see information about your iPod appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are: Restore Option

1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod. Restore Option

2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available. Restore Option

3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software available. Restore Option

4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software available.

If you are using a Mac, a message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator’s name and password.

A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will present one of two messages on screen with instructions specific to the iPod model you are restoring.
Restore Instruction 1: Disconnect iPod and connect it to iPod Power Adapter (typically applies to older iPod models).


Restore Instruction 2: Leave iPod connected to computer to complete restore (typically applies newer iPod models).

During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

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Do the five r's:
These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods:
Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If
one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.
â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.
â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.
â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates
installed.
â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.
â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.

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I turned on my Ipod nano and it froze..


Refer to your manual for the details - A simple reset will probably work. Running Mp3 players on low batt can cause all sorts of goofiness.

Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If
one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.
â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.
â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.
â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates
installed.
â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.
â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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Consult manual for details:

Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If
one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.
â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.
â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.
â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates
installed.
â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.
â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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