Ipod being somewhat read by my pc? HELP PLZ!

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    Rob587

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    I have the Ipod that was out in December(not sure which rev.) I have installed it on my PC and put songs on it before and one day after not using it for a while it wouldnt work. I plugged my usb in and my PC makes a little belll noise and a mass storage device icon comes up in the tray, but itunes doesnt open and when I open itunes manually my ipod doesnt show up. When I open my computer and look at the drives it just says mass storage device. I have tried updating it and it says it cant be read(same thing happens when I try to configure it or reformat it). I tried reintalling the ipod and when it comes to the configuration part of the instillation, it says ipod not plugged in, and it gives me the option of cancelling or skipping. SOMEONE PLZ HELP ME OUT! :confused: I NEED MY MUSIC! lol... Thanks! :)
     
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    crackrock

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    You want to update it with iTunes not windows explorer.
     
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    Rob587

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    What do u mean update it with itunes? It doesnt come up in itunes.
     
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    Rob...describe what iPod you have or post a picture, that might bring more people to help you...Now, Should I assume you do not have FIREWIRE on your PC? Instead you're using USB 2.0, I hope... Again, for me I would need to know what iPod you have...
     
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    Rob587

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    I have the one that came out b4 the one that just came out like this week. Its 40GB and yes Im using usb.
     
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    USB 2.0 right?
     
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    Rob587

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    I guess? w/e the standard usb is... Im almost 100% sure its 2.0... so yes, lol... 2.0
     
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    Why does it matter if it's USB 2 or plain ol' USB? His computer doesn't recognize his iPod as being an iPod, and iTunes won't transfer files to it.

    I'm sorry that everyone who has posted in this thread, other than yourself, is a complete tool.

    I can't help you because I'm not quite sure what the problem is, but if I were you, I would go to the Apple Discussion forum at www.apple.com and post your iPod problem there. They have a knack for solving such problems. :)
     
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    What have you tried?

    Have you tried restarting the iPod (hold menue, pause for a few seconds) before connecting it? Have you run adaware lately?

    That's about all I can give you, as I never used iPod on a PC.
     
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    please help. I don't know and can't figure out how to post a question on this site!!??!!

    I know this is not the place for this, but seeing as I don't know how, I picked this thread..


    Thanks
     
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    Go wherever your question should be (buying tips, etc) and click the "start new thread" button on the upper left of the page.
     
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    Thanks very much!!!!
     

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