1. Mauv3's Avatar
    Hello everyone,

    I've had this problem with my second generation ipod touch for 4 or 5 months now. Each time I connect the iPod to my computer(tried many different USB cables), the computer doesn't seem to pick it up. iTunes doesn't recognize anything being plugged in either. So I've been charging my iPod using a wall charger and it seems to be fine except I can't add any new music or videos to it.

    What can I do to fix this problem?
    10-08-2011 11:32 AM
  2. Massie's Avatar
    Have you tried updating/reinstalling iTunes?
    10-08-2011 11:43 AM
  3. Mauv3's Avatar
    Yes, I have.

    The thing is though, that my computer itself doesn't recognize the iPod.
    10-09-2011 03:22 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    Next question: does your computer recognize anything plugged in to that USB port? Maybe you've got a broken port.
    10-09-2011 03:33 PM
  5. StaticFX's Avatar
    make sure you are plugging it directly to the computer (dont use ports on keyboards or anything else)
    try a port in the actual pc.. if that doesnt work..try the USB in the BACK of the computer as well.
    if that doesnt work....
    unplug from the pc....
    hold home and sleep (top left button) till it turns off, then let go of just the sleep button.. continue to hold home till the apple logo appears.
    If you did it right it should boot up with the "plug into itunes logo" (at least it used too... havent done it in a loooong time! lol)

    then try plugging it in.

    (also make sure you have the correct date and time.. that can cause funny issues AND make sure you are not using a 3rd party cable)
    Last edited by Static_FX; 10-12-2011 at 10:26 AM.
    10-12-2011 10:23 AM
  6. Acqua1992's Avatar
    make sure you are plugging it directly to the computer (dont use ports on keyboards or anything else)
    try a port in the actual pc.. if that doesnt work..try the USB in the BACK of the computer as well.
    if that doesnt work....
    unplug from the pc....
    hold home and sleep (top left button) till it turns off, then let go of just the sleep button.. continue to hold home till the apple logo appears.
    If you did it right it should boot up with the "plug into itunes logo" (at least it used too... havent done it in a loooong time! lol)

    then try plugging it in.

    (also make sure you have the correct date and time.. that can cause funny issues AND make sure you are not using a 3rd party cable)
    Yes, and before plug-in try to shut down and then turn on the pc...
    12-20-2011 11:27 AM
  7. hpcomputergeek's Avatar
    Actually, if he goes into DFU mode and his ipod touch doesn't detect the iPod, he won't be able to use his iPod touch. Don't put it into DFU mode. It's probably just a hardware issue with your PC.
    12-22-2011 11:25 AM
  8. Sonlon's Avatar
    Yes, I have.

    The thing is though, that my computer itself doesn't recognize the iPod.
    It need you to update the ipod driver on your computer.
    02-23-2012 10:11 PM
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