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Hello,

I have an older ipod here that I am trying to get to work with a pc. When I plug in the ipod to the pc nothing happens in regards to the pc. No confirmation beep, nothing in my computer or disk management. It doesn't recognize it at all. When I plug it in to the usb port the ipod turns itself on and that's it. How can I get it to recognize the device. No errors or anything in device manager either. Thanks.

As a side note it has about 2k songs on it so I need to be able to save  them...
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by:johnb6767
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Is ITunes installed?
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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Try a different USB port.

Try a different cord connector.

Lastly try a different PC if available.  If all the above fails, your ipod is jammed.  
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by:johnb6767
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http://ipod.about.com/od/storingfilesandbackup/ss/ipod_storage.htm
Was it synched to one of your computers already? I believe you will have to wipe the IPod when setting up to a new PC....
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by:NickCat11
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Yes. I also put it into disk mode and still no luck.
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by:NickCat11
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Tried new cord and different usb port and a different pc.The guy had it synced to this current computer but downgraded from vista to xp. So he lost all his songs on the hard drive. Are you telling me its impossible now to get these songs off of the ipod? They play fine on the ipod.
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Try connecting it to the PC after resetting it.
 
 Instructions @
 
 http://www.recovermyipod.com/reset-ipod.php

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1320

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by:akahan
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Download and install the latest version of iTunes.  That will reinstall the drivers for the iPod and, unless there's something wrong with the iPod, it should be recognized.  If it's recognized but your PC can't find any songs on it, it's possible it (the ipod) was formatted for use with a Mac previously.  (Do you know anything about the history of this particular iPod?)

If you want to pull the songs off the iPod onto the PC, just use Sharepod:  http://www.getsharepod.com/

It's free, and does a good job.

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by:gsnshankar
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I recommend another free software to recover ipod songs if it was detected.

http://www.yamipod.com/main/modules/downloads/

Its a great utility to transfer songs to ipod also from ipod.


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by:NickCat11
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Reset the ipod and no luck. The pc isn't recognizing the ipod at all so until I can get it to recognize I wont be able to use any of these software titles.
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Could you try another PC?
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by:NickCat11
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Already tried that, no luck.
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by:gsnshankar
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Is there anything weird in Device manager such as with exclamatory mark or question mark?
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by:NickCat11
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Nope, nothing at all. Not even an unknown device under usb.
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by:gsnshankar
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Empty all ipod power..Use all charges.. I mean no power on the ipod battery..  then to charge plug it in.. it might work.
Some ipods require power cycle.


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OK, I'll give that a shot.
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Ended up being a damaged data pin. Thanks for everyone's suggestions.
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