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Ipod 1st generation doesnt show up on itunes & wont restore

Ok so one day i just got done downloading a bunch of songs on my ipod nano and when i took it out of the usb port a white screen popped up and said use itunes to restore in three different languages. So i plugged it into my computer and went into itunes and it wont even show my ipod icon on the left side where it usually is. And when i tried to restore it one day my computer froze up on me.

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  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    my ipod has fust a black or white screen. it can play songs everyonce in a while but you cant see the aple logo when it comes on or anything... please i need help

  • priceness May 11, 2010

    That happened to me and the same thing happened . So I rather get a new one

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    one day the screen just went white can i do?I tried restoring and nothing I just really miss it what

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My ipod has the little folder sign so i tried updateing itunes. But my ipod now won't show up on itunes and it didn't before. I would try to restore it but it needs to be connected to itunes. Any suggestions?

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Do the 5 R's:

These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods:

Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore

Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If

one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems.

â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below.

â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes.

â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates

installed.

â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web.

â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.

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