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Ipod not recognized by computer or itunes

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. ipod wont charge or sync with computer. i bought a wall charger and it still wont charge. any advice is helpful but i would prefer not to have to return the ipod. i dont care about the music on it or anything and just want it to work.

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  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    same problem

  • tie19142 Jul 17, 2008

    the ipod say i need the cd so it can work

  • broking Oct 09, 2008

    Same problem, except the computer does not recognize the IPod and the Ipod displays nothing as if the battery is completley dead and unable to be seen by the computer. I have tried to reset with no results. I bought a new cable nothing, please help.

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    my ipod can not recognized by any computers

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I had the same problem. The problem ended up being with Itunes not working right. The solution I found was to download the program winamp and download the plugin for apple ipod. Then you can sync and add software thru winamp. After syncing one time it even worked with itunes but I like winamp better, so I synch all music using winamp.

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I found out the hard way that the USB charge can actually hurt the life of your battery. It'll get to the point where the power coming in from the USB cord isn't enough juice to power the iPod, but the iPod thinks it should be; problems ensue.

Your battery is probably in a hurting shape now; it'll probably need to be replaced pretty soon. If that happens, ask the people you go through for a high-voltage charger, they usually cost like $20 and push 9.5v instead of 5v into your iPod. It protects the life of the battery.

If you don't know who to get your battery replaced by, I recommend Vaxtex. They did mine, and you can't even tell it was worked on.

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I had the same problem and it was my cord. Try borrowing a friends cord, and see if that works.

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i had this problem with my shuffle and had it with my 7G 3rd generation nano. It does appear to be a usb problem, as suggested. i fixed it both time by go to the Device Manager (right click on my computer - properties - hardware - device manager). If your ipod is connected, you will see the apple ipod DRIVER even when you don't see the ipod in my computer or in itunes. Right click on the Apple ipod driver and uninstall it. Then your pc will automatically reinstall the driver because your device is still connected. After that reinstall happens, you should your ipod in itunes. I hope it works for some!!! I think it's almost always a usb problem. My error happens whenever I plug in my ipod when other usb devices are connected. To be safe now, I have to remove all other usb devices before plugging in my ipod.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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contol panel / administrative tools/services/ press stop on apple mobile devices and then start again this should work.

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Maybe you should try this third ipod manager tool - Daniusoft iPod transfer:

Key-features:
1. Sync videos/songs from computer to iPod without iTunes ;
2. Backup videos/songs off iPod to computer smoothly ;
3. Transfer iPod video/music to iTunes .

I always use it to sync my iPod when my iTunes can't recognize my iPod, it's easy to use and works pretty well.

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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...


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Maybe you should try this third ipod manager tool - Daniusoft iPod transfer:

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1. Sync videos/songs from computer to iPod without iTunes ;
2. Backup videos/songs off iPod to computer smoothly ;
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in My Computer Right Click your Ipod device and explore the memory.
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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

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Hold down the sleep and home buttons until you see the apple logo. As soon as that comes up, let go of the sleep button, but keep the home button held down.

A little picture saying you need to plug your iPod in iTunes should appear after a couple seconds. Let go of home and plug your iPod into the computer now.

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Get a snack, and a drink... You might be here for a little while.

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