My ipod touch's USB won't charge in my home or computer. Windows doesnt recognize it.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ilovemyipod!, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    Help, please! My ipod touch's USB port won't work when it comes to charging. When i connect it to my ihome, the stereo part works, and it will still play music, but the charge icon will not show up, and the battery won't charge. When i tried connecting it to my computer, a bubble comes up that says, "USB Device Not Recognized" and this also, will not charge my ipod. When the usb is connected to my computer and ipod touch, iTunes will not show up. I'm definitely not the computer savvy type, and i need this explained to me in plain english, if possible please. :confused:

    If it makes any difference, i have never hacked my ipod, am using the USB that came with it, and this only happened after i tried connecting it to my brother's computer..(Which has a newer version of windows than the computer i use normally.)

    Please, let me know what i can do.
    -ilovemyipod! :(
  2. macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    DFU Mode
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2009
    okay, but:


    But, even when i plug my ipod into he USB for my computer, itunes doesnt come up. And from what i've found out about DFU mode, is that itunes must first recognize that your ipod is connected, and you are given an option to restore. But i can't do any of that since my ipod isnt even recognized. So...???????:confused::confused::confused::confused::(
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2009

    the same thing had happened to me too, just yesterday and it's frustrating!!!
    all my symptoms are exactly same as yours, and it has only 10% battery life left.

    Any suggestions please?

  5. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    I am having the same problem. But my mom's home computer is the only one that it won't charge on. It charges fine at work. Usually when I plug it into a computer Itunes will pop-up but my ipod won't even charge.

    I tried shutting it off and turning it back on
    I tried plugging it into a different USB port
    I tried updating itunes

    I'm not too sure what to do now.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    Didn't work..

    Any other suggestions?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2009
    Easy Solution:

    This has happened to me before, and this is what I do:

    1. Unplug iPod/iPhone from all power sources.
    2. Hold the Home and Power buttons together until you see the Apple logo.
    3. Plug your device back in.

    This has worked for me... it should work for you too.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2008
    still hasnt worked. its weird b/c it only happens on one computer.
  10. macrumors 68000

    Apr 24, 2006
    1) Try a different port on the computer?
    2) Try a different cable?

    As dumb as it sounds, I've seen both of these fix similar problems with other USB devices. (I've never personally seen this particular glitch with an iPod though, so no guarantees.)

    If all else fails, take the computer and iPod down to your local Apple store and see if they can figure out what's going on.
  11. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Have you guys tried restoring? (AKA reset to factory default and resync—oppose to restoring from backup)
  12. macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    Having Same issue

    I am having the same issue with a second generation reconditioned touch. I got it to show up on my computer for about 3 minutes but it doesn't take a charge. So i took it to the apple store the geek told me that it was a "software issue"...okay im not dumb i have a 4 year degree in Computer Programming. I took the basics on software and hardware differences. There is no way a software issue causes the battery issue. I just want my dam ipod to work. Please anyone come up with a solution that doesnt require me to pay another 300 dollars for a 32g ipod....
  13. macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2008
    NE Atlanta area
    Try a different cable. Make sure it's rated for the iPhone 3GS.


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