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Old 08-28-2013, 11:25 AM
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ipod not recognised.

My ipod classic 80g,is not charging via usb on my pc.
bought new lead same problem.
recently changed hard drive in pc and iTunes doesn't pick up my ipod when I connect it.
please help as it's driving me mental.
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What OS is your computer using? Are you hooking it up to a USB port directly attached to your computer or is it through a monitor/USB hub? If you are using a USB hub, is it powered? Have you tried hooking the iPod up to other computers? Does the iPod even charge when you use an AC adapter (any AC adapter with a standard USB port should properly charge an iPod classic)? Is the iPod fully functional?



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Old 08-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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ipod not recognised.

Its directly connected from ipod to usb on my tower pc.
my operating system is windows 7.
it charges via a plug in the wall.
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Also when I first turn pc on with ipod connected it begins charging before being ejected automatically before my pc has fully booted up.
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Also when I first turn pc on with ipod connected it begins charging before being ejected automatically before my pc has fully booted up.
Is your iPod Mac formatted (i.e. ever connected to a Mac)? Also are you sure the iPod USB connector is not damaged, contaminated? What about the USB cable?
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Is your iPod Mac formatted (i.e. ever connected to a Mac)? Also are you sure the iPod USB connector is not damaged, contaminated? What about the USB cable?
It has never been connected to a mac.
I have replaced the cable but still no joy.
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The fact that it isn't charging, to me, means that your computer is seeing the device and then refusing to either install the necessary drivers to use it or your computer is simply disconnecting the iPod (for whatever reason) and not using the currently installed drivers properly.

When your computer is turned on and Windows is booted, what happens when you plug your iPod into a different USB port? Are you using USB 3.0 ports (they should be blue or have the SS icon above it)?



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when booted up and using different usb same story.
don't think its 3.0 as only has the usual icon above and it's not blue.
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OK, what about the iPod showing up in the Device Manager? Presumably, you should see a yellow question mark instead of an iPod (which should be under removable storage or whatever Windows calls that). If that is the case, you can force your computer to re-install drivers for the iPod. Or there could be a conflict with the iPod and it is using the same drive letter as another drive.



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Thanks for all your help people,problem now solved.
there was no driver set up for my ipod so now have done this it is working as normal.woohoo.
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Btw, I think drivers are only needed for iOS devices (i.e. iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad) and not for iPod Classic. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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No, drivers are needed for Windows to communicate with any device on the market. Windows Vista (and above) has the drivers built-in for the iPod classic but they are still there and required for using the device. A bad installation of the built-in drivers (or a lack of installation) will cause issues and Windows will not be able to sync with the iPod. Either way, there are drivers for every iDevice out there and they need to be properly installed to work with Windows (or even OS X for that matter). The driver installation process is automatic but there are times, like this one, when things go wrong.



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I find it odd there were no drivers set up. I've been restoring iPods everyday for years now (I buy/sell) and never had a driver issue. On virtually every version of Windows as well.
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