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My itunes won't detect my ipod nano 4gb

Im using windows xp at the moment. my itunes use to be able to detect my ipod nano but all of a sudden its stopped doing it. from what i gather i dont think the usb port is detecting it because i tried using my friends usb cable and it still wont detect it. However i used my ipod speakers to charge it and it's able to detect it, so i dont know what's wrong with it, please help:(
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i have a nano video and when i plug it into my computer using the usb cable it doesnt show up at all. like it is even trying to connect. and by the way it did work and now all the sudden it just stopped.

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  • chris1071 Jun 21, 2008

    My Ipod nano will not charge from my PC, in fact it won't even charge from a charging unit.
    My PC used to recognise the IPOD but now cannot detect it.
    However when I use my daughters lap top her computer will happily recognise it and charge it.



  • abbbbz Sep 16, 2008

    okay well heres my dilemma;

    my ipod is fully charged and connects to my ihome,

    but whenever i plug my ipod into my computer neither my computer nor my ipod recognize that its plugged in.

    WTF?!

    help me!

    e-mail me if you have any suggestions;

    abbbbeerrss@aim.com

    thanks, emails are appreciated!
    I WANT NEW MUSIC ON MY IPOD.

    ):

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Well sometimes what people do is that they plug in the usb cable before the computer is on and it wont recognize the ipod. You have to turn off the computer and wait till it is on and then plug it in.

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Last Modified: January 28, 2009 Article: HT1320 Old Article: 61705 Summary Learn how to reset or restart iPod following a freeze.
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