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Ipod won't sync and load songs from my play list

I have a new ipod that I can't use because it won't load my songs. I signed the agreement but it still doesn't bring the sync option up. Can you help?

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  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    ipodul my nano no load and no longer see it computer! what can I do?

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Hey, here are some troubleshooting instructions

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/nano3gen/

drop me a line if you need more help!

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Posted on Mar 17, 2008

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