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Ipod 20g Got an ipod of a friend when I pluged it in it said mac formated so I wiped it.It asked me to disconnect and pluge in externaly now there is a fnny symbol on screen like a box looking to be pluged in? now the coumputer cant see it? Please help

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  • peter kay Feb 26, 2008

    Thanks for getting back to me ipod is driving me mad. How do you find the restore options in i tunes? Computer cont see ipod plus it doesnt seem to be charging. Funny icon on screen like a box looking pluged into to slots ??? Any idea??

  • peter kay Feb 26, 2008

    Still no pop up in my computer

  • peter kay Feb 27, 2008

    Got it sorted had to buy a plug sorce to power docking station wasnt strong enoth to power the unit thanks for your help . xxx

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Hi.. if you have itunes, run the program, connect the ipod to it and then see what it does.. i would suggest just using the restore option in itunes so it can reset your ipod.. u can only do this on itunes but i've also found that realplayer will work with itunes as well so hopefully one of those two programs will work for you.. itunes is a little glitchy with windows vista so keep that in mind if you are running a vista os.. you can also go to your start button, click and open the MY COMPUTER option and then see if you can see see your ipod plugged in--that is another way if you don't see a prompt pop up after you plug it in...

let me know if this helps, if not, i can still do more troubleshooting.. be sure you have enough memory if you haven't installed itunes yet.. good luck.. d

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

  • donna mcgill Feb 26, 2008

    be sure you have the updated version of itunes installed before anything else.. i'm updating as i type so give me a minute and i will see if i can access itunes info.. i've been having a little vista vs. itunes issue so i apologize for any delays.. thanks, d

  • donna mcgill Feb 26, 2008

    just to be sure, do you have the hold button/slide with the red showing or not? be sure that's not showing or it won't turn on at all.. just wanted to be clear on that..



    can you try right clicking on that icon? does it look like a critical icon sign?

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