Question about Apple iPod nano

3 Answers

The USB is recognized

When i want to charge my Ipod nano 4 GB the computer does not recognize it

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • gemmabear Jun 23, 2008

    Me too - both our computers won't recognise my nano, despite it working fine when I got it at Christmas. I've tried different leads and USB ports, but nowt works. Any ideas, anybody??!!!

  • PERLA18 Sep 16, 2008

    my ipod does not appear on the computer as other times and also did not charge a nymore....................

  • wicky33mc Oct 02, 2008

    My computer does not recognizes my ipod so i can't add any songs to my ipod what do i do

  • patch1790 Oct 25, 2008

    I plug in my ipod and itunes doesn't recognize its there and my ipod will not play the music that's on it.

  • PERLA18 May 11, 2010

    I REALLY NEDD HELP ON MY IPOD PLEASE......................

×

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Contributor
  • 50 Answers

Try a force connect (press center button and play button) as you plug in your ipod. that should at least allow you to restore it. if it doesn't even show up as a drive in windows explorer there is most likely a hardware defect and it may be necessary to replace the locig board. there is a free ipod repair guide on how to to that.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had the same problem and found that the problem was the USB port I was attempting to use. I had a 1.5 on the front of the CPU, but needed a 2.0 for the iPod. Once I had that 2.0 installed, no problem. Best Buy can do that (cha-ching) or another choice is to get a "spider" type extension which will allow you to plug in multiple devices using one USB port. Hope this helps!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,071 Answers

If you're having trouble with your iPod, try these steps (known around here as the five Rs) one at a time until the issue is resolved. These steps will often whip your iPod back into shape.

  1. Retry your iPod with a different USB or FireWire port on your computer (please note that the latest iPods can only be synced through USB).
  2. Reset your iPod. To reset an iPod, iPod nano, or iPod mini, press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step. To reset an iPod shuffle, disconnect iPod shuffle from the computer (if connected), and then move the switch on the back of iPod shuffle to the off position. Wait 5 seconds, and then move the switch on the back to the play in order or the shuffle position.
  3. Restart your computer, and make sure that you have the latest software updates installed.
  4. Reinstall your iTunes software and make sure you have downloaded the latest version. Check your iPod software by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and the Version section tells you whether iPod is up to date or needs a newer version of the software. Click Update to install the latest version of the software.
  5. Restore your iPod by connecting your iPod to your computer, and then in iTunes, select your iPod in the Source pane. Click the Summary tab, and click Restore to restore iPod to its original settings. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process. (Important: Please note that restoring an iPod will erase all songs and files on your iPod and restore it back to its original settings. Make a backup of any files on your iPod before restoring it. After restoring, you can transfer your music and files from your computer back to your iPod again.)
Note: Because Restore erases all of the songs and files on iPod, make sure to back up any files you've saved on the iPod disk. All of your songs, videos, podcasts, audiobooks, and games can be loaded back to your iPod provided that you have them stored in your iTunes Library.

How to restore your iPod:
For Windows:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.
5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software.

The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with the latest iPod Software on your computer.

6. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started.

When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

7. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

8. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

For Mac:

1. Make sure you've reinstalled the latest version of iTunes.

2. Open iTunes, and then connect your iPod to your computer.

3. After a few moments, it will appear in the source list in iTunes. If the iPod's display doesn't show "Connected" or "Do not disconnect" you may need to put the iPod into disk mode to proceed.

4. Select your iPod in the source list and you will see information about it appear in the Summary tab of the main iTunes windows.

5. Click the Restore button. You will be prompted with one or more restore options that may prompt iTunes to automatically download of the latest iPod Software. The 4 possible restore options are:

Restore Option 1: Restore - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod.

Restore Option 2: Use Same Version - Restores with same iPod Software version already on iPod, even though a newer version is available.

Restore Option 3: Use Newest Version - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

Restore Option 4: Restore and Update - Restores with latest iPod Software version on your computer.

6. A message will appear prompting you to enter an administrator's name and password.

7. A progress bar will appear on the computer screen indicating that the first stage of the restore process has started. When this stage is completed, iTunes will instruct you to leave iPod connected to your computer to complete restore.

8. During the stage 2 of the restore process, the iPod will show an Apple logo as well as a progress bar at the bottom of the display. It is critical that the iPod remains connected to the computer or iPod Power adapter during this stage.

Note: The progress bar may be difficult to see since the backlight on the iPod display may be off.

9. After stage 2 of the restore process is complete and the iPod is connected to the computer, the iTunes Setup Assistant window will appear asking you to name your iPod and choose your syncing preferences similar to when you connected your iPod for the first time.

Or

Try to reinstall

To update and reinstall your iPod software, first download the latest version of iTunes.

http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

Next, open the new version of iTunes and connect your iPod to your computer.

Select your iPod in the source list and click "Check for Update" under the Summary tab. iTunes will check to see if your iPod needs to be updated and perform the update for you.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1382?viewlocale=en_US
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1320?viewlocale=en_US


Hope this may help;

Regards,
VOTIT

DON'T FORGET TO RATE

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

ITunes won't recognize my iPod nao (3rd gen., 4 gb)


Try put the cord in a diffrent port or slot besides the one you normally use. Some times they short out. Mines did. Or you could use someone else computer.

Jul 28, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

2 Answers

My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod


put your ipod in disk mode by following these steps.
press and hold the Menu and Center buttons on the clickwheel. when you see the apple appear, switch your fingers to the center and play/pause buttons.
whena check mark appears plug it into you computer and it should detect and mount.
add music and have fun.

May 24, 2009 | Apple Ipod Nano Second Gen. Green (4 GB)...

1 Answer

My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod


Install the drivers for your ipod specified. Try changing the USB cord as next solution.
Dont forgrt to rate this

Aug 20, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

Drivers for IPOD 4GB PINK


I want drivers for I pod 4 gb nano !

Jul 12, 2008 | Apple iPod nano

2 Answers

New nano 4 gb isn't recognized by my computer


Looks like the USB port of the Ipod is faulty.. use the warranty while you still can..

Apr 24, 2008 | Apple iPod nano 3rd Generation

2 Answers

My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod


does other computers recognise your ipod - menial remedy but try resetting it hold down menu and play buttons till u see apple icon then connect........basic but maybe

Apr 19, 2008 | Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player

1 Answer

Ipod nano 4 GB


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

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

If you need more assistance let me know. Good luck.

Feb 09, 2008 | Apple Ipod Nano Second Gen. Green (4 GB)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod nano Logo

155 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Jazz Boyce
Jazz Boyce

Level 1 Expert

728 Answers

mac colar

Level 2 Expert

421 Answers

Sean Cole
Sean Cole

Level 2 Expert

250 Answers

Are you an Apple Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...