iPod Ejecting by Itself; Won't Charge; Sync With iTunes

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Twilight Elk, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Twilight Elk

    Aug 31, 2007
    It's an 80gb iPod Classic; It will connect to the PC for only 3 seconds, then it will eject without syncing or charging. I don't want to restore.
  2. thread starter macrumors regular

    Twilight Elk

    Aug 31, 2007
    Reviving this thread because I did not get an answer. If I could get a solution to this problem, it would be greatly appreciated.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    No one seems to have an answer to this problem.

    I too have an 80 Gb iPod Classic that suddenly ejects itself soon after I launch itunes. This is also a new problem- this only started about a month ago.

    (If itunes does not automatically launch when I connect the iPod I noticed that the iPod stays connected)
  4. macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Could be a bad USB cable. Try taking it in to a store (they wont charge for a new cable).
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    It's a bad cable or it's too long. I have this issue with a long cable that came with a 3rd party charger. It works to charge the ipod, heck it even works with an Iphone, it just won't work with the classic and itunes for some reason.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2009
    I'm having this problem and still looking for a solution.

    my problem, i think, is caused by too many usb devices.

    if i have my hauppauge usb tv box, and-or speedtouch adsl modem connected, my ipod disconnects straight away.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2009
    Possible bad USB port?

    I had this same problem a couple of months ago. Then, all of a sudden it stopped. I didn't think any more about it for a while. Then a couple of days ago I tried plugging in a jump drive, and my pc would not read it, it kept ejecting and reloading. I thought it was a problem with my jump drive. Just a little while later, I plugged my iPod Nano into the same USB port and again, it kept ejecting itself. I then tried a different USB port, and both my jump drive and my Nano worked fine.

    Worth a try!
  8. macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2009

    Just signed up to throw this out - my roomie has had this problem, iPod Video 80gb Classic fails to sync, disconnects after 3-5 seconds, etc etc.....

    Plug it into a powered USB hub. We did, and it worked - my guess is it is due to the device spinning up its hard drive, and overdrawing from the USB port, causing damage (to some) and/or disconnection. Hope this helps.
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2011

    It has nothing to do with usb cable. I have the original usb cable with my ipod classic 80 GB and I had this same problem. Till 3-5 sec connected and auto ejecting.

    I plugged the cable into another USB port on my pc and it is now working.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2012
    Iod keeps ejecting

    Using a powered USB hub does fixes the problem of having the ipod ejecting itself.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2012
    Simply wait

    On xp64, iTunes sees my iPod then after 2-3 seconds without synchronizing, the iPod disconnects. iTunes still "sees" the iPod, but clicking "Sync" has iTunes freeze while the iPod is blissfully unaware of being connected.

    The answer, it seems, is simply to wait. If I wait for 1 to 2 minutes and then have iTunes sync again (clicking the "Sync" button or right-click >> Sync), then the iPod will connect after about 20 seconds and a successful sync ensues.

    Bizarre...but then again, I'm running xp64 with iTunes and a Classic 120GB iPod.

    Hope this helps a few folks out there (like me when I google this problem again),
  12. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
  13. macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2011
    THIS worked for me! now it's syncing just fine :)

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