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I have an iPod nano that I got for Christmas. It worked perfect the two times I had it hooked up to my computer.<br><br><br><br>
Now my computer doesn't recognize that my iPod is hooked up to my computer. And my iPod doesn't act like it's hooked up to the cord. My iPod works fine because I can plug it into the wall using the plug I bought but my computer doesn't recognize anything.<br><br><br><br>
I have two different cables and both won't work on either of the two USB ports that I have. My printer and digital camera works fine in both, but not my iPod.<br><br><br><br>
I've reset my iPod and I've restarted my computer several times last night, and it isn't working when I tried it just now. I have repaired iTunes twice. My younger brother just told me that his older shuffle hasn't been working.<br><br><br><br>
I didn't do anything to the computer... last time I hooked my iPod up was about two weeks ago and it worked perfect. I was able to charge the battery and transfer songs.<br><br><br><br>
I have a PC, Windows XP, and I'm a little bit on the dumb side when it comes to fixing things that has to do with computers.<br><br><br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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Did they have an argument? Did the computer's vision get worse, so s/he doesn't recognize the Nano?<br><br><br><br>
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My neighbor had a similar problem that was the result of two different ipods interfacing with the same machine - drivers were conflicting. He resolved the problem with a phone call to Ipod customer support, who directed him to a patch/software upgrade.<br><br><br><br>
It sounds like you and your brother may be having a similar problem.
 

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I just got off the phone with tech support.<br><br><br><br>
Something to do with type 2 USB ports and how our computer doesn't have it because our computer is six years old :p Anyways, on the bright side, it'll cost me $25 to buy a card to upgrade it, so that makes me happy.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Flurry</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I just got off the phone with tech support.<br><br><br><br>
Something to do with type 2 USB ports and how our computer doesn't have it because our computer is six years old :p</div>
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Same port you connected it to the prior 2 times and it worked OK? Makes no sense.
 

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"owners of slightly older iPods, nanos and shuffles have noticed their players dying as soon as they upgrade to iTunes 7. Apple's response? Buy a new iPod, sucka."<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/portable-media/itunes-7-breaking-ipods-211913.php" target="_blank">http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/porta...ods-211913.php</a><br><br><br><br>
Did you install, or allow to be installed iTunes 7?<br><br><br><br>
Once again, 'It just works', doesn't.<br><br><br><br>
Don't waste money on new USB. If it worked once it should work again. Unless the buggy iTunes install has pooched your iPod.<br><br><br><br>
Also <a href="http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/apple-releases-itunes-702-update/8901" target="_blank">http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/new...02-update/8901</a><br><br>
and <a href="http://macosx.com/forums/ipod-crowd/283292-itunes-7-update-possibly-damaged-my-ipod.html" target="_blank">http://macosx.com/forums/ipod-crowd/...d-my-ipod.html</a>
 

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I tried installing it and reinstalling it.<br><br><br><br>
My brother also said that the cord for our old MP3 players (which arn't iPods and which we've had for a year) isn't recognized anymore.<br><br><br><br>
I tried everything the site suggested (resetting iPod, reinstalling iTunes)<br><br><br><br>
The tech person told me to look up what type of USB ports we had, and we don't have the ones required for an iPod.<br><br><br><br>
My mom is going down to the computer shop to talk to them about it.
 

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My mini claps out like that sometimes, I refuse to buy a new one though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/whack.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":whack:"><br><br><br><br>
It did it for three days but decided to revive itself last night, I suspect it's attention seeking out of fear of being replaced.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Flurry</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I tried installing it and reinstalling it.<br><br><br><br>
My brother also said that the cord for our old MP3 players (which arn't iPods and which we've had for a year) isn't recognized anymore.<br><br><br><br>
I tried everything the site suggested (resetting iPod, reinstalling iTunes)<br><br><br><br>
The tech person told me to look up what type of USB ports we had, and we don't have the ones required for an iPod.<br><br><br><br>
My mom is going down to the computer shop to talk to them about it.</div>
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One more time YOUR USB PORTS ARE NOT TO BLAME.<br><br><br><br>
PC's are INCAPABLE OF REGOGNIZING A CORD WITHOUT A DEVICE PLUGGED IN TO IT.<br><br><br><br>
It sounds (by the links WHICH I POSTED FOR YOU) that your iPod and iTunes are to blame.<br><br><br><br>
THE TECH PERSON IS LIKELY WRONG.<br><br><br><br>
Ugh. Nothing more annoying than n00b5 who refuse to take the help offered.
 

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Anyways, my mom took the computer along with the information the tech gave me and we got a card.<br><br><br><br>
My iPod works now and my computer recognizes it. It recognizes my brother's too and it works like it's supposed to.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks you guys for all of your help!
 

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Put <a href="http://www.rockbox.org/" target="_blank">rockbox</a> on it. That will fix your problem and all the other problems that come with an iPod. You'll have features such as alternative file support and no DRM.<br><br><br><br>
I agree with sketchy. There is *NO* reason an iPod should not work with USB 1.0. The spec is 100% backwards compatible. If it does work with the new port, but didn't with the old, then either your USB port is totally busted, or the entire iTunes or usb driver is fubar from a design point of view.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Flurry</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
What the **** is your problem?!</div>
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Indeed.<br><br><br><br>
How do you know the op didn't take your "advice". If Flurry <i>doesn't</i> have iTunes7, then you offered no solution.<br><br><br><br>
There's no reason for your little hissyfit.
 

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I agree with sketchy. There is *NO* reason an iPod should not work with USB 1.0. The spec is 100% backwards compatible. If it does work with the new port, but didn't with the old, then either your USB port is totally busted, or the entire iTunes or usb driver is fubar from a design point of view.</div>
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Thanks for the link... Ill try it out once I have a few minutes... (I'm supposed to be studying now)<br><br><br><br>
I found it odd that the flashdrive didn't work in the USB 1.0 either, and we've had that for a year. My camera is a year old. That works. Along with our new printer which we got a couple monthes ago.<br><br><br><br>
And when my mom told the computer guy what went wrong, he knew exactly what was up and how to fix it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br><br><br>
I dont know... Im not good with technical stuff like that. My dad got a surround sound system for Christmas... it made playing a DVD totally impossible.
 

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I see your stuff works now Flurry, but I wonder whether something like a<br><br>
gadget could help when you are stuck for other ways to solve a problem.<br><br><a href="http://imageshare.lumunon.com/display.php?image=http://imageshare.lumunon.com/uploads/e060-irecord-ipod-direct-recordi.jpg" target="_blank">http://imageshare.lumunon.com/displa...ct-recordi.jpg</a><br><br><br><br>
Its called Irecord, a thing I noted on a TV chat show in da UK. (I don't know whether its applicable to you but it seems like it might serve your purpose, errr maybe)
 
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