Plug in my ipodnano 8GB to computer it starts to charge but isn't recognised in my computer or itunes. Has been working, connecting O.K up until now. Had it 6 months. I have tried all the 5R, reinstalled itunes with the update and nothing happening
Please help, very frustrated
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Look inside the slot that you plug in your iPod, is there an orange piece of paper? If there isn't, then your iPod might have been damaged from something (such as water getting inside) which may prevent it from being recognized by your USB slot. Every Apple product does this and it voids the warranty I believe.
If there is an orange piece of paper visible, try going into "my computer" to be sure it's being recognized by your computer as a whole. If it says "_____'s iPod" then it can recognize it and it is iTunes that is causing the problems. Try a reinstallation and replugging your iPod in and out a few times.
If your using a MAC try the below steps as this worked for me:
1. User - Library - Prefrences - com.apple.iTunes.plist
2. Delete that com.apple.iTunes.plist
3. Restart the computer. It should recognise.
If your using a PC the steps are lengthy, and the steps are:
1) Close all programs and restart computer. 2) Open iTunes and plug in powered off iPhone with direct USB connection. 3) If iTunes fails to connect to iPhone...continue to #4, if it does...restore. 4) Shut DOWN iTunes again. 5) Power OFF the iPhone & Disconnect from computer. (Power off two ways-one will work, hold home and sleep button until off or just hold sleep button until off) 6) Hold down Home button & connect to computer using direct connected USB cable (keep holding down the home button until iTunes sees it). 7) It should go into recovery mode and iTunes should recognise it. 8) If you want to recover to previous software version, Hold Alt/Shift and click restore in iTunes. Then select the old update version.
If the above steps doesnot work then try the below steps:
1. Turn the iPhone ON 2. CONNECT it to the computer with a DIRECT USB connection. 3. Make sure iTunes is open so you'll know when it enters DFU mode. 4. HOLD the Power/Sleep-Wake button AND the Home button for 10 seconds. 5. RELEASE only the Power/Sleep-Wake button and continue to hold the Home button. 6. WAIT until iTunes recognizes the phone in DFU Restore mode (in Windows a bubble pops up saying it recognized new hardware "DFU Mode" or something to that effect) The last step may take SOME TIME, like, say, even 60 seconds or so. The screen should be OFF (black), if you see the "Connect to iTunes" logo, START OVER. It may take a few tries to do the steps just right, just reboot (hold both Power/Sleep-Wake AND Home until the Apple logo appears and the phone turns back on) then try again. 7. Then restore the iphone
-Plug one end of the cord into your phone and the other in your computer -Remove the cord in your computer, leaving the cord in the phone still plugged in -Hold both the home button and on/off button on the phone -Once the screen turns off, let go of the on/off button but continue holding the home button -Plug in the other end of the cord in your computer while still holding the home button on the phone -Once the apple logo appears, continue holding until you see the plug into itunes screen on your phone -Click restore.
Click "Start" Click "My computer" Switch to the classic view (if you're using Windows XP.) Click "Folder Options" Click the tab called "View" Check "Show hidden files or folders" If you also wish to view system files, Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"
Plug in your iPod. Wait for it to load completely. Open My Computer (or computer if on Vista). Make sure you can view hidden files. Go to iPod_control. Go to the folder named Device. If your iPod is locked, there will be a file _locked . Rename the file to _unlocked. Safely remove your iPod and it will be cleared.
Hold down the "Sleep/Wake" button while holding down the "Home" button. once your iPhone starts to reset let go of the "Sleep/Wake" button but keep holding down the "Home" button until your computer recognizes your iPhone.
ipods are only designed for itunes so windows shouldn't recognise media player, any way, the new software for ipod touches is greater, meaning your computer/windows media player wont recognise it, only itunes will.
Try this: turn off your ipod, hold the home button, and plug it into
itunes while still holding the home button until a picture of the itunes symbol
appears with a cable under it. itunes should say "ipod found in restore
mode". This will completely reset your ipod, hopefully fixing any bugs or problems in it. also, you will lose all data saved on the ipod that isn't also backed up by itunes. Music, pictures, and video can be re-synced.