Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2012 1:21 PM (in response to TengoUnIpad)
Bad English? Seems quite understandable to me...
Did it work before on that computer, and does not now for some reason? Or is this the first time you are connecting this shuffle to that computer?
As a test, shut down (power off) your computer. Disconnect all USB devices, including any USB hub. Do this to Reset your shuffle
Start up computer, with only standard USB keyboard and mouse (if used normally). Run iTunes and connect the shuffle to a direct USB port on computer. Try doing a Restore again to see if the problem recurs. If the problem recurs, please post back.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
This sorted my problem with my 4th gen ipod. I disconnected all USB devices and connected my ipod directly to my imac.
Thank You KW.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 8:16 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
You are a God!
Hours of messing about with all sorts of websites and it worked perfectly!
If I wasn't a bloke I'd marry you and have your babies!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
I tried exactly what you said, but no luck.
About a week ago, my IPOD Shuffle (4th generation) was plugged into my computer and charging, when all of a sudden I heard the sound when you plug something into a USB port, but it made the noise twice in a row and ITunes popped up. I didn't think anything of it, but the next day I noticed that the power wouldn't go on for my Shuffle and it wasn't recognized on Windows Explorer. When I started ITunes, it would just say "preparing for recovery mode."
When I look at "My Computer" it lists my C: drive and three DVD drives (D:,E:, and F:) when I only have two. I tried looking for the IPOD in disk management, but can't find anything. It lists a FAT32 partition with 3.14GB of space, which I think is the IPOD, but I'm not sure.
Any suggestions? Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 8:14 PM (in response to JMoss69380)
An iPod shuffle would be formatted using FAT32, but the 3.14GB is high, since the 4th gen shuffle is only 2GB.
If you use a Windows PC and its Windows XP, you can look at this article about the iPod's assigned drive letter
What you describe sort of sounds like some of the problem symptoms in the article...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 9:42 PM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 11:15 PM (in response to JMoss69380)
I'm not a Windows user day-to-day, so I'm not an expert on this, but that screenshot seems to show that the 3.14GB disk is actually a partition of your primary hard drive (in the "row" for Disk 0). So, your shuffle is not seen by the system, at least not as a "disk."
You already did what I suggested earlier in this topic for the original poster. Your shuffle may be broken in a way that is not recoverable. If it's less than one year old, it is under warranty.