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ITouch pretending to be a camera question

I have a question about the iTouch pretending to be a camera subject. I went to the device manager and found the USB cable, clicked on it, pressed Upgrade Drive. Then i used the "advanced" choice, clicked "Don't Search" bubble. But in the list, i couldn't find my USB cable name. Can you help me?

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  • goldenpam Dec 03, 2008

    My iTouch thinks it's a camera. I've patiently tried everything and then last night I cleaned it's clock...only to realize it was not being recognized by my OS and therefore I could not do a restore. So, here I am with 32GB iTouch that currently is a paper weight. What do I do now. All I see is a USB cable and a CD on the screen.

  • john167142 Jan 24, 2009

    Hi just wanted to say that i had the same problem with my ipod and tried everything i could think of but to no avail however kcourt10's solution solved my problem so thanks very much

  • knadia Feb 10, 2009

    I followed all the steps til that last one when I chose the file and click OK it tells me " the specified location does not contain information about your hardware" ...does it mean I need to re install I tunes again and do all those steps?

  • Adrian Tanner May 11, 2010

    When you say you found the ipod cable, do you mean the ipod was plugged into the cable, or just the cable sitting by itself?

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I hate to even try to explain how I was able to solve this problem because I am such a novice in this area but I was persistent enough to find a solution. After having found it am I sure I will struggle to remember all of the steps but I will at least try hoping to save someone the 3 hours I spent attempting to figure this out myself.

Step 1 -
I followed the advice from another thread on another website that said I should go to Start menu, click the "Run" icon and type in "devmgmt.msc". That brought up the "Device Manager". The other website suggested that I would find "Apple iPod" under one of the "USB icons" and by clicking on the "+" next to the icon I could locate it. However, when your iTouch is being recognized as a camera it does not appear under the USB icons. It appears under the "Imaging Devices" icon.

Step 2 -
Click on the "+" next to the "Imaging Devices" and "Apple iPod" should appear (if it doesn't, I apologize because I cannot explain to you from here where to go. If it does, go to Step 3.)

Step 3 -
Right click on "Apple iPod" and then click on the "Driver" tab, middle of the 3 tabs at the top.

Step 4 -
Click on "Driver Details" - the driver file name should end with "usbaapl.sys". If it does not, you do not have the correct driver installed to sync your iTouch. So you need to go to Step 5. If it does, again I apologize but my expertise has been exceeded and this solution is likely not for you.

Step 5 -
Close the "Driver Details" window and click on "Update Driver" - This will open the "Hardware Update Wizard" (if you are using Windows XP). In this window, click on "Install from specific location" button and click "Next"

Step 6 -
Click "Don't Search. I will choose the driver to install." and click "Next"

Step 7 -
Click "Have Disk" (even if you don't have a disk, I didn't and it worked anyway, because you will tell the computer where to find the "usbappl.sys" file eventually anyway.

Step 8 -
Choose "Browse" in the next window

Step 9 -
Go to your "Program Files" folder on your main drive (C: for me)
Click "Common Files"
Click "Apple"
Click "Mobile Device Support"
Click "Drivers"

Step 10 -
The file that appears in this folder is actually called - "usbappl.inf"
Select it and click "OK".

This made the final connection for me (somehow leading the computer to the "usbappl.sys" file which also is in this folder but does not appear as an option in the final step) and my iTouch began to sync within 5 seconds. Wow. What a relief. I hope this is clear and I hope this works for you. Sorry it is so long, but if it can save anyone a ton of time and frustration I will feel my time was well spent.





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Really delayed response.

You need to install itunes again, the itunes includes the usb driver and if its not listed you need to search for it.

open up search

type in
usbaapl

note where that driver is stored.
for example at c:\program files\apple\itunes\ (I just made that up its probably in another folder thats why we are Searching for it with the search tool)

Then go to device manager select the ipod, update driver, manually(as above), have disk - go to the address where the usbaapl is stored and click ok it should find the driver, continue, it should install the driver, and you are done.

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