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7813 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2008 12:19 PM by Kiero
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 1:30 PM (in response to TheDoctor1019)Same with mine - if I plug it in, it says 'conected' for about 5 seconds, then 'ejecting' and it does not show up anywhere (itunes or explorer).
It used to work fine before I installe itunes 8.
Can anybody help?! Thanks!iPod Classic, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 2:05 PM (in response to pastell)Got it: the ipod was connected to a USB hub; so I pulled out that one and connected the ipod to a different USB port. Then connected the USB hub again. And it worked Makes me wonder...Windows, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2008 9:29 AM (in response to TheDoctor1019)My ipod also makes the same matter nevertheless I've change usb port I try to rreset it but that doesent work
thank you for your answer
Excused me for my Englishipod nano 3gen, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2008 12:19 PM (in response to TheDoctor1019)I solved the constant connection/disconnection problem on my 3G iPod Nano by buying a Belkins 5 port PCI USB Card Model FSU220 and connecting my iPod to this card rather than the on board USB. The Belkins card uses a NEC USB controller chip. I believe the constant connection/disconnection problem is caused when a VIA Chip is used as the USB Controller. If you are having this problem you probably have a VIA USB controller.
Although other cards with other controllers might solve the problem I bought this one because it was available locally (about $35.00 at Staples) and it is Mac and Windows compatible.
I tried restarting the computer, re-installing iTunes, connecting to a different USB plug, and returning the iPod for another and nothing worked. Installing the card solved the problem for me.
Interesting to note that my previous ipod classic worked on the computer's built-in USB plugs without any problems. Also interesting is that I could keep the iPod connected to the computer and transfer files to the iPod (not music files) as long as iTunes was not running.Shuttle XPC SN95G5, Windows XP Pro, iPod Nano 3G, Blue, 16GB