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Computer turning off when iPod plugged in.

Whenever I plug my iPod USB cable into my laptop everything is fine, that is, until I plug my iPod in. Then suddenly my computer shuts down and begins to restart, saying something about checking for disk errors...? It's really frustrating as this happens just as my iPod registers on my computer.

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First, does this only happen on your computer, or all computers you connect it to? If you have a second computer or a friend who will let you test on their's, then try it on another computer. If it affects it the same way it is most likely the hard drive (since there was a disk error message) or a malfunction in it's logic board. If it works fine on other computers, then I'd try updating the firmware and drivers. Here is a firmware for most ipods. http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Others/Apple-iPod-Firmware-20060628.shtml

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