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Re: itouch not showing on my itunes
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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My son had the same problem and I found that there was a loose or dirty connecting of the connector on the itouch. I used a cotton swab and iso-propyl alcahol and cleaned the connector. If this doesn't fix it, try carefully wiggling the connector to see if he iTunes recognizes it. I did have to restore the unit and then reloaded it. I was glad I did not have to replace the connector as it is a fine pitch soldered connection requiring the right tools.
If your itouch reads "disabled connect to itunes" and shows the "locked" icon and your itunes will not even recognize the device and itunes says your itouch is locked and enter password, Here is what you do to restore your itouch: (you will lose all itouch contents but it is worth it as almost all say it is broken and worthless)
1. Turn off your itouch or ipod. Do not have charger / usb connected to ipod or itouch.
2. With device off, connect the charger end of the cable to the itouch / ipod but do not plug the usb into the computer.
3. Open Itunes
3. While holding down the menu button (and I mean keep holding it down), plug the usb into the computer.
4. Wait to see the new wonderful graphic on your device and computer screen that shows that your ipod / itouch is recognized.
Your itouch will start immediately restoring itself and you are ready to fill it up with wonderful images, photos and videos again!
So happy to share this tip. It saved me money and time.
The thumb drive might have some fault. Plug it in other OS mainly windows XP and Linux. If still same problem persists after tried in Linux, problem is with pen drive. You can ask for a replacement from the dealer as it has guarantee for 5years.
Okay well you have to do a full restore. Turn your itouch completely off. With it off, hold down the circle button and plug in the USB cable connected to your computer. The itouch will power on and you will see the apple, but keep holding in the circle button. After 15-30 seconds, you will see another (different) cable/itunes screen on the iphone. iTunes should then recognize that the itouch is in recovery mode and you can then do a restore. You should be good from there.
Remember, turn off the itouch. Then while its off hold down the circle button and plug it in. Keep holding down the button until the recovery screen comes up. Good luck!!
You may need to reset the driver and then possibly update your itouch firmware to get it working again....
-Close any other open programs
-Unplug the iTouch and any other NON-ESSENTIAL USB devices from the computer (i.e. PRINTER, CAMERA, etc.)
-Open the iTUNES application and leave it on during this process, you may minimize the program if you'd like though!
-click on your Start Menu go to Control Panel click on System icon [computer w a check] goto the tab that says Hardware then the Device Manager button (alternatively, u can access the device manager by opening up the RUN command and typing in "CONTROL.EXE SYSTEM" and hit ENTER)
-Under DEVICE MANAGER, click on universal serial bus controlers to expand the catagory then you itouch should be in there it may be under a name like "USB Mass Storage Device" then click [up/plus on the toolbar] and choose the unistall driver option[computer with an X]
(don't worry, your data on the iTouch will be fine!)
-Next plug your itouch back in it should recognize it
Now then, try to update the firmware through Apple
From Apple Website1. Restart your computer (yes, you have too) 2. plug in your ipod touch (it should have the usb cord and itunes picture on the screen) 3. open itunes. 4. itunes will recognize the ipod. just ignore the message, and then hold down the home and hold button (on the top) for about 10 seconds, and after you count to 10, release the top hold button, but still holding home. 5. itunes will pick up the ipod, and once it does, release home. 6. Now click restore, and everything should work fine. (if problem persists, try turning off firewall, and close all other programs)
Do you have iTunes 8?
Are you sure that there's nothing wrong with your iTouch's USB cord?
Have you checked your PC's USB ports by plugging in another USB device?
If you've tested all of that and you're still having issues, feel free to call me. I can walk you through some more trouble shooting.
Dan Crowley, iKnowApple.com