PC not recognizing shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MmmPancakes, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

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    This is frustrating. I have a 1gb shuffle I use with my pc laptop (itunes enabled on this machine). I use it as a jump drive also with my G4 PM at work. The PM recognizes it as a flash drive, and starts iTunes when i plug it in (I always select "no" to attributing it to the Mac). However, recently whenever I plug the Shuffle into my PC, its dead. No charge, no syn, nothing.

    The computer doesn't recognize it at all, either as a flash drive or as the iPod associated with iTunes. It worked perfectly for 2 months in this setup, then just died on the PC. Here what I've done:


    uninstall/reinstall itunes
    ipod update and restore
    check usb drivers - ok
    run other periperhals on the usb ports - ok


    Any advice?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    I had the same problem... it turned out to be a bad PC power supply. Maybe not the answer for you, as you have a laptop, but I would've suggested going the iPod updater route via your PC. That worked for me once, as well.
     
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    MmmPancakes

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    Power seems to be making it to the ports, just not the shuffle in any way shape or form. I wanted to update via the PC, but because the shuffle isn't recognized on that machine, I had to update it, then restore it on the PM.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    Did you format it as HFS+ or anything other than FAT32? That would prevent it from being seen by Windows....
     
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    MmmPancakes

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    no..I formatted it with ipod updater...
     

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