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iPod not being recognised

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Norbert666, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. Norbert666

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    Location: Essex, innit?

    Hi, for some reason, all of a sudden, my iPod is not being fully recognised by iTunes.

    It connects to the pc fine via firewire, I can see it as a drive in My Computer. It starts charging, but iTunes is not opening, and nor is the iPod updating.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Xero

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    Joined: 14 Oct 2004

    Posts: 30

    Have you tried reseting it? A similar thing happened to my Nano the other day, i reset it and it worked again fine.

    To reset:

    1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
    2. Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds.
     
  3. FrankJH

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    I had a fright with my brand new black video ipod 30gb being stuck on language selection screen - fortunately I found out about the 5R's that apple call them , including the hard reset ( pressing play/pause and menu simultaneiously) and it worked 1st time, which was a mighty relief
     
  4. Nixeh

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    Joined: 3 Jun 2005

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    Location: Bristol/Portsmouth, England

    Im having the exact same problem with my ipod. Havent been able to connect it for a few weeks.

    Generation 5 ipod, the one with the buttons above the circle dial.
     
  5. midgetski

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  6. Caged

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    That would be a 3rd gen one then.
     
  7. Norbert666

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    Sussed it.

    It was a problem with the latest iTunes release.

    Uninstalled 6.1 and redownloaded it. When I installed it, I noticed the Apple site has reverted back to 6.0, so obviosuly there have been issues.

    Cheers

    James
     
  8. Norbert666

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    Nope. I haven't sussed.

    Well I have now.

    Just after reinstalled, and typing the above post, I uninstalled Quicktime (really hate it).

    When I went to reload iTunes, it's saying it can't as there are parts missing.

    Clearly they've linked the two together so you have to keep QuickTime.

    James
     
  9. Caged

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    QuickTime is the iTunes playback engine.
     
  10. Norbert666

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    I've always been able to uninstall, I'm sure??
     
  11. Caged

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    I've never been able to uninstall it.
     
  12. Norbert666

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    OK. Maybe I haven't then. :o