Can't get my iPod to charge or even show up on my computer
My son purchased a 4GB iPod 2 nights ago. He plugged it into the computer and charged it and then downloaded songs on it. The computer recognized it immediately.
However, now when he plugs it into the computer's USB port, it does not recognize the iPod or bring anything up. What is wrong? Any ideas?
I've tried to 'Add new hardware' and it can not find any.
I've gone to my Window's Explorer and looked up the USB ports and it doesn't identify anything???
Re: Can't get my iPod to charge or even show up on my...
Often, when an iPod does this it just needs to be 'reset'. To do this, turn on the iPod, and then press and hold the center button and the top ('menu') button just above it. You'll have to hold these two down together for anywhere from 10 to 40 seconds. When you see the screen go dark, you can let go.
At that point, you should see the Apple logo appear as the iPod reboots. Take this opportunity to reboot your computer... this might help out as well.
When both the computer and iPod have rebooted, go ahead and plug the iPod in and see if you get a response from iTunes.
I'm afraid this is not "the" solution, necessarily... there are a number of potential fixes for the issue you're describing, but this is the first thing that I would try.
The next thing to try would be to go into your control panel, into the add/remove software program and completely uninstall iTunes. Then reinstall iTunes, reboot the computer, and try again.
Best of luck!
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These instructions are for Ipod's only...no other MP3 player.
You can transfer songs to your Ipod using ITunes (Apple ACC format) downloaded and installed with the songs you want.
1...You need to install Itunes on your computer,
a...Turn on Windows Media player,then transfer your music from Windows media player to ITunes
2...Download all the songs you want on your Ipod to ITunes on your computer.
3...Plug your Ipod into the computer with ITunes running.
4...ITunes will recognize the Ipod and open it.
5...Highlight the songs you want to download to your Ipod.
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1. Try another USB cord or USB cable.
2. Restrart your computer for a try. 3. Reset or restore your iPod for a try, this way can fix many general iPod problems. If you don't know how to do that, you may refer to this iPod tips http://www.mac-dvd.com/ipod-tips-and-ipod-faq.html 4. Download and install the latest version fo iTunes for a try. 5. You may try this iPod transfer, it's a nice iTunes alternative that can help you upload music and video to iPod, 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 http://www.ipod-transfer-copy.com/ipod-iphone-to-computer-transfer-cucusoft.html If you have any other questions, feel free to email me.
Download Itunes Install iTunes (and have it open) move songs to itunes (file add songs) plug in the usb to computer plug in the connector to ipod (computer and itunes should auto recognize) Move songs to ipod (drag and drop)
Someone posted a similar problem on another thread and included a solution that worked for him/her. It worked for me as well, when I had the problem. For me, it was not an iTunes or iPod problem but a Windows Vista problem. I don't know what OS your son is running. I've copied the step-by-step instructions from the other thread into this thread for you. Give it a shot - good luck!
Before manually placing the iPod into Disk Mode - verify that it has a charge, if not you need to either charge iPod before continuing or connect it to power. Either connect it to a high-powered USB port, or connect the iPod to the Power Adapter and pluf that into an electrical outlet..
Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Set it to Hold, then turn it off again. Just slide back and forth. )
Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons for at least 6 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
When the Apple logo appears, release the Menu and Select buttons and immediately press and hold the Select and the Play/Pause buttons until the Disk Mode screen appears.
Disconnect iPod from the power adapter and connect it to your computer; the screen on the iPod will change and say "Do not disconnect"