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Ipod mini syncing

I have an ipod mini 4gb..version 1.4.1... i cannot get it to sync with my computer.... i bought a belkin usb chord from wal mart... i have i tunes .. when i plug my ipod into my computer it starts charging the ipod but the computer doesn't recognize it and neither does itunes... i went to apple's website and tried everything and it is still not letting me transfer songs to my ipod. Any suggestions?

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  • Bmcleod84 May 23, 2008

    My computer is running Windows XP. I have reset my ipod and still nothing. I have gone to my device manager and went to the power management tab under the usb ports and turned them on. Still my computer is not recognizing my ipod. It charges the ipod but won't recognize it anywhere on the computer. I am beginning to wonder if I got a wrong cord, but it wouldn't charge the ipod if it was a wrong cord would it? I need some serious help!

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I am having great success with a Dynex brand usb cord on this model. Is your computer running Windows Vista by any chance? You may need an extar driver from Apple's website if this is the case.

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  • Step 4 Click on the name of your iPod Nano under the "Devices" list in the iTunes window.
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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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