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iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 22nd 2010, 03:49 AM

So... plugged up the good ole iPod yesterday and computer didn't recognized it. It didn't show up in iTunes. I went to my computer to look for it, nothing there. It did show on the iPod to be charging via the cable... I have since restarted the computer and tried with with a different cable. No luck. The iPod plays fine on the dock. It's an old one, like 2nd generation nano I think?

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Re: iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 22nd 2010, 10:37 AM

I would plug in the device again and open Device Manager. (Assuming you're on a Windows based machine, Vista or 7)

Start Orb > (Search) Device Manager

Then expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers and look for a device that should go by the name of "Apple Mobile Device USB Driver". I would right click it and uninstall it, then reinstall the drivers by clicking the "Scan for hardware changes" (marked with red square in image). This method may fix your solution, but it's where I'd start.

   
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Re: iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 23rd 2010, 03:47 AM

I'm on Windows XP. How would I do this on XP?


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Re: iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 23rd 2010, 05:08 AM

As useless as I'm sure I'll sound, I had a problem similar to this a while ago and I had googled it and found a solution.


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Re: iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 24th 2010, 01:54 AM

This thread can be closed. I found a solution. After reading an article, I held down the center and menu button. Voila! iPod restarted, plugged it in, and I heard the magic noise of a device being detected!


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Re: iTunes not recognizing iPod - December 24th 2010, 02:03 AM

My iPod does the same thing all the time. It charges, but doesn't show up in iTunes. Usually if I unplug and try again and wiggle the plug a bit, it works.
I have an iPod Touch.


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