Ipod is frustrating the crap out of me. HELP

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BeckaCoop, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. BeckaCoop macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2009
    Okay, I know people have asked this question atleast 100 times, and maybe I'm just technology retarded, but I think I've tried everything that has been suggested on the apple website.
    My Ipod is a 2nd Generation Nano (old, i know) and all of a sudden my computer isn't recognizing it. Not only is my computer not recognizing it, my car ipod hook up won't recognize it either. My boyfriend's ipod touch works just fine with both the computer and the car, so I'm assuming it's an issue with my ipod and not the computer/car setup.

    I really wouldn't be suprised if someone had a quick "you need to press this button answer" because when it comes to technology, I'm slightly impaired!


  2. gorjan macrumors 6502

    May 16, 2009
    It should connect automatically. Does it charge?

    Maybe the connector on the iPod is faulty... It looks like it's time to buy a new iPod. :eek:
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Things eventually die. Nothing lasts forever.

    Why don't you actually go on the apple support site and see follow the directions there to see if it's dead.
  4. BeckaCoop thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2009
    Thats the thing, the computer does charge it! It also works just fine when i put it in my ipod dock to play music. :confused:
  5. coronel mustard macrumors member

    coronel mustard

    Nov 27, 2008
    Standish, England
    You could try putting your ipod into forced disk mode- where the ipod is forced to connect. To achieve this, you need to make sure that you have some power left in your ipod and the hold switch is in the OFF position....

    1)Hold the menu and the select/centre button of the ipod
    2)Keep holding these buttons until the apple logo comes up
    3)When the apple logo comes up, you need to hold the select/centre button and the play button
    4)A Tick and the "Okay to disconnect" message should appear on the ipod.
    5) Connect the ipod to your computer and the screen should change to the "Do not disconnect" message

    From here you could always try a restore of the ipod.

    The original documentation from apple on how to put the ipod into disk mode.

    Hope this works. :)
  6. BeckaCoop thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jun 21, 2009
    Thank you coronel mustard!!!:D
    Hallelujah my ipod will connect!

    Thank you everyone who took time out of their day to try to help me in my hour of need!


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