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Laptop won't recognize my ipod

Hello, I have a second hand ipod and I bought a new USB conector cord and when I plug it in to my computers ( a laptop with vista and a laptop with windows XP) the computers won't recognize that anything was plugged in. The ipod can be charged on a dock, but I want to be able to erase the crappy music the guy who sold it to me listened to. Please help. I have made sure that my usb ports are not on power save and that they are working properly. Do you have any other suggsestions? Thanks

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  • Monti B Apr 30, 2008

    yeppers tried those, still doesn't work. The ipod completely works except my computer still will not recognize it. We even got a new cord and no luck.

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Well first lets start with this troubleshooter:

Start with these five simple solutions: Reset, retry, restart, reinstall, or restore…

www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

  • Ekse Apr 25, 2008

    or have you tryed this already? I cant see your problem history that if you have or havent. let me know.

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You can connect your iPod to laptop through a USB cable. If you mean you laptop can recognize your iPod, you can follow these steps to fix the problem.
1. Try another USB cord or USB cable.
2. Restrart your computer for a try.
3. Reset or restore your iPod for a try, this way can fix many general iPod problems.
4. Update your iTunes to the latest version. Plug in your iPod, then in iTunes in the top left corner click help> run diagnostics. On the box that comes up, check the last two things. Click next and it should identify your iPod.
5. You may try this iPod transfer, it's a nice iTunes alternative that can help you upload music and video to iPod, I always use it to sync my iPod when my iTunes can't recognize my iPod, it's easy to use and works pretty well
http://www.ipod-transfer-copy.com/ipod-iphone-to-computer-transfer-cucusoft.html6. Take your iPod to Apple store, the technical support may help you fix the problem.

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How to start your new ipod for beginners.


Just got a new ipod,congratulations.But it doesn't work straight from the box.When you start it up the first time.a usb and itunes symbol will appear.To begin you have to have a computer or laptop with the latest itunes installed.This is required to even startup your ipod.If you have itunes installed plug usb cable from ipod into computer or laptop and itunes will recognize your ipod and begin sync.Keep in mind this first sync will join this ipod with itunes on this computer or laptop then you can name it and do settings.

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My laptop does not recognize my ipod


Hello, friend. You may try these steps.
1. Try another USB cord or USB cable.
2. Restrart your computer for a try.
3. Reset or restore your iPod for a try, this way can fix many general iPod problems.
4. Update your iTunes to the latest version. Plug in your iPod, then in iTunes in the top left corner click help> run diagnostics. On the box that comes up, check the last two things. Click next and it should identify your iPod.
5. You may try this iPod transfer, it's a nice iTunes alternative that can help you upload music and video to iPod, I always use it to sync my iPod when my iTunes can't recognize my iPod, it's easy to use and works pretty well
http://www.ipod-transfer-copy.com/ipod-iphone-to-computer-transfer-cucusoft.html
6. Take your iPod to Apple store, the technical support may help you fix the problem.

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Hello,

The OS (operating system) of your ipod is corrupt for one reason or the other. The ipod won't boot or start because the start-up file or necessary files needed to boot up the ipod are corrupt.

The solution to the problem is to re-installing the OS (operating system) of the ipod by restoring the ipod. To achieve this, you will be needs a USB cord for your ipod model and i-tunes installed on your computer. Once you have i-tunes installed on your computer and a USB cord, then the job will be done and your ipod will be back to normal again.

If you don't have i-tunes installed on your computer, go to www.apple.com
Click on i-tunes and download i-tunes for free, then install it on your computer. After installing and downloading i-tunes, follow the below steps:

Run the i-tune program on your computer
Connect the USB to your I-pod
Connect the other end to your computer
Wait a while for the computer to recognize and install the ipod, then read and follow instructions on the i-tune. It will ask you to restore your ipod.
But if the i-tunes doesn't recognize the ipod via your PC, press and hold the Power button and the home button for 5 to 10 seconds. Leave the power button and keep pressing the home button or vice-ver-sa till the restore option comes up.
Click on restore and follow instructions thereafter.

After the whole restore process, your i-pod will be back to normal again.

Note: Make sure you back up your ipod if the files on it are very important to you. Start by syncing your iPod with your computer. When you do this, the iPod management screen will appear. Midway down that screen there's a button that reads "Restore."

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Good luck.

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Hi You can try the troubleshooting guide below, If in case the troubleshooting guide will not work I highly suggest to contact apple technical support .
iPod Nano 2nd Generation Troubleshooting
The second generation iPod introduced a new design and lots of improvements to the player's technology. The new Nano boasted a new enclosure made of aluminum, a slimmer design with rounded corners, a brighter screen, new headphones and a wide selection of colors. The flash drive made hard drive failure less likely, making these a long-lasting mp3 player option. The iPod Nano can fail eventually, but when yours looks dead, all may not be lost.
Hold and ChargeThe first thing to do if you have an iPod that is not turning on is to check to see if the hold button it is engaged. If it is, slide the button to the left to take the iPod off hold and see if the buttons work. If not, check to see whether the iPod is charged. Try plugging your iPod into your computer or a wall socket. If the iPod does not respond, do further troubleshooting.
RestartAfter checking to see if your iPod is charged, you should try restarting your iPod. Hold down the menu and center button on your iPod until it restarts. You will see the Apple icon. If this does not work, move to the next step.
RetryTry another USB cord if your computer does not recognize the iPod. If the new USB cord works, it was the previous USB cord at fault.
ResetIf your computer does not recognize your iPod, try restarting the the computer. It may be that the software on your computer is at fault, and not the actual iPod.
ReinstallIf your iPod is not recognized by your computer, try reinstalling iTunes. Sometimes a fault in the iTunes software will prevent the iPod from being recognized by your computer. Download the iTunes software from the Apple website and install on your computer.
RestoreIf your iPod is not responding, you may need to restore. If your computer recognizes your iPod select your iPod from the left menu in iTunes. Click the restore button from the menu under the picture of your iPod. Make sure that all of the music on your iPod is backed up somewhere else, as the restore will erase the contents of your iPod.

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