4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 19, 2007 1:08 PM by cygnusloop99
cygnusloop99 Level 1 Level 1
My iPod connects to my PC (shows in both iTunes and Explorer) then disconnects after about 1 min? I can connect my buddies iPod no problem, why is this one different? Does anyone have any advice or know of a setting i might have missed?

5G iPod   Windows XP  
Solved by Zevoneer on Jun 19, 2007 1:07 PM Solved
You change the update option of your iPod to "manually manage music and videos". Your iPod will not sync with iTunes in this mode, when you want to add anything to it you connect the iPod and drag and what you want from your iTunes library:
Managing content manually on iPod
iPod 101: Fill 'er Up

Note: When changing from automatic to manual, check the "manually manage music and videos" box in the Summary tab then press the Apply button. "Don't" uncheck Sync Music in the Music tab, it will be unchecked by default when you choose the manual setting, if you uncheck it without setting the iPod to manual first you'll erase all the songs from your iPod
Reply by Zevoneer on Jun 19, 2007 12:53 PM Helpful
If your iPod is set to automatically sync with iTunes it will disconnect itself whenever it is finished updating. If you want to keep it mounted the enable it for disk use: Using your iPod as a storage drive

When you have your iPod set to manual update, this box will be greyed out and ticked by default. Manual update requires that the iPod is always enabled for disk use. Something to remember about using an iPod enabled for disk use and/or in manual mode is that the "Do Not Disconnect" message will remain on the display until you physically eject the device. In that case use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows system tray on the desktop and check this link for alternative methods:: Safely Disconnect IPod

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  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9
    If your iPod is set to automatically sync with iTunes it will disconnect itself whenever it is finished updating. If you want to keep it mounted the enable it for disk use: Using your iPod as a storage drive

    When you have your iPod set to manual update, this box will be greyed out and ticked by default. Manual update requires that the iPod is always enabled for disk use. Something to remember about using an iPod enabled for disk use and/or in manual mode is that the "Do Not Disconnect" message will remain on the display until you physically eject the device. In that case use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows system tray on the desktop and check this link for alternative methods:: Safely Disconnect IPod
  • cygnusloop99 Level 1 Level 1
    how do i turn off this "Sync" option? I cant find it in the prefrances.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9
    You change the update option of your iPod to "manually manage music and videos". Your iPod will not sync with iTunes in this mode, when you want to add anything to it you connect the iPod and drag and what you want from your iTunes library:
    Managing content manually on iPod
    iPod 101: Fill 'er Up

    Note: When changing from automatic to manual, check the "manually manage music and videos" box in the Summary tab then press the Apply button. "Don't" uncheck Sync Music in the Music tab, it will be unchecked by default when you choose the manual setting, if you uncheck it without setting the iPod to manual first you'll erase all the songs from your iPod
  • cygnusloop99 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks For The Help