When I plug my ipod into my computer, it doesn't show up anywhere. Neither in "My Computer" or itunes. I'm running Windows XP Professional. I've tried resetting and forcing it to disk mode, reinstalling itunes, changed USB ports, and all the other possible solutions offered by the help web site. It was suggested that I take it to an Apple store for repair. It still plays music and videos that are downloaded on it, it just won't sync up with itunes.I have more music and videos that I wish to install on it.
I plug it in but it is not recognised anywhere - it does not sync or charge and itunes does not open when plugged in.
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Here is a trick I have tried and it worked. in My Computer Right Click your Ipod device and explore the memory. in the device software choose a file and right click and open with iTunes. if your itunes is running it should try and open in itunes.
If it doesn;t work, Try another USB port preferrably a USB 2.0 port. Good Luck
For it to recongnize, maybe try: 1: go to control panel 2:add hardware 3:connect your hardware device and click "yes i have connected the hardware" 4:scroll down and select install new hardware device 5:select install hardware that i manually select from a list 6:scroll down to windows portable devices 7:and choose MTP device this should make it so your ipod is now recognised by the computer ---John
do you have an AC charger? plug it into AC charger and then connect it to the computer. it happened to me to with my toshiba mes30v 30gb mp3 player. when i connected it to the pc with the player powered by AC charger, it worked fine =D hope that helps