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iPhone not detected by iTunes (VISTA PC)

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mikeuk2000 Calculating status...
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Dec 9, 2008 2:00 PM
I've got a 3G iphone which used to connect to my VISTA PC with no problems using the previous version of iTunes. Since installing the latest version of iTunes my iPhone is not detected by iTunes however, windows appears to detect it as either a camera or storage device. I've tried with no luck..

1. reinstalling iTunes 8.0.2.20 from scratch
2. restarting the iPod/Apple mobile device services
3. updating the drivers for the device
4. disabled firewall/antivirus
5. installing the previous version of iTunes

In addition I've run the itunes diagnostic tool and it can not connect with the iphone.

Im guessing this is some kind of driver issue, but I have no clue how to solve the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas?
Windows Vista
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
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    Dec 9, 2008 2:17 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    Looks like you've tried all the suggestions. You might check this article to see if you missed anything http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1495, iPhone not recognized in iTunes for Windows.

    When all else fails, call these guys: U.S. iPhone technical support: 1-800-MY-IPHONE (1-800-694-7466)
    24" iMac 2.8GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPhone 3G - 5 iPods
  • Raleigh D. Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Dec 9, 2008 2:15 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    mikeuk2000,

    I see you've reinstalled iTunes, but have you removed Apple Mobile Device Support and reinstalled it as well?

    Removing iTunes, QuickTime, and other software components for Windows Vista
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1923?viewlocale=en_US

    When reinstalling the Apple Mobile Device Service, it's best to do so with the iPhone disconnected. Reconnect the iPhone once the process is complete, and it should begin to install the drivers.

    Another troubleshooting step I would recommend is disconnecting all USB other peripherals and rebooting, if you haven't.

    Hope this helps,

    Raleigh

    Message was edited by: Raleigh D.
    Power Mac G5, iMac 24", iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • RestlessFool Level 2 Level 2 (380 points)
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    Dec 9, 2008 3:08 PM (in response to Raleigh D.)
    Good advice for dealing with the 'VISTA PC' problem, in my experience....
    MacPro and MacMini, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Multi-various, sadly including things that run Microsoft natively
  • Raleigh D. Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Dec 10, 2008 2:39 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    mikeuk2000,

    If it seems to be more of a software issue, the next step in isolation would be to test in a new user account:

    iTunes for Windows Vista: Troubleshooting unexpected quits, freezes, or launch issues
    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1717

    Although the title of the article is not applicable, the troubleshooting steps are valid and it does show you how to create the test user account.

    Hope this helps,

    Raleigh
    Power Mac G5, iMac 24", iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Danial79 Calculating status...
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    Dec 10, 2008 3:52 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    I had this same problem with 8.0.1 and, like you, tried everything that support suggested (including disabling my security software). Nothing worked however and it wasn't until version 8.0.2 was released that iTunes finally found my iPhone.
    PC, Windows Vista
  • rcurbelo Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2008 4:55 AM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    ok, i got itunes to work in vista but still the iphone is not reconized. i have called technical support they are cluess to the issue. i explain the camera deal with the drivers....all they say is interesting... great and push me off to vista technical suppoprt... here they charge 59.00 after 4 hrs no luck.. i tried reinstalling the program coping the driver to the folder and still no luck. vista still tells me that the driver for the camera is the best one.. can someone please help me i am in need to sync my iphone with my computer. please apple help me since i sure there other people like me on this boat
    so if you guys solve this let me know since i have tried everything
    dell, Windows Vista, xps 64 bits
  • Raleigh D. Level 3 Level 3 (715 points)
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    Dec 12, 2008 12:44 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    mikeuk2000,

    If that is the case, the next step I would recommend is to connect the iPhone to another computer that meets system requirements. This could be accomplished at an Apple Store if there is one nearby, and if the same issue persists they can service the iPhone so long as it's still under warranty.

    iPhone Service: Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.apple.com/support/iphone/service/faq/

    As for a patch/update, I'm not sure one is required in this case. My iPhone still is visible in iTunes after the update, as are many others, both running Windows and Mac OS X. Naturally you would tend to see more people with similar issues here as that is typically why anyone takes the time to post.

    Hope this helps,

    Raleigh
    Power Mac G5, iMac 24", iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • ZtevenX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2009 11:33 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    THIS IS SO ANNOYING i am having exactly the same problem as this guy!! tried on another computer and it worked but ONLY my main PC doesnt wrok!! all my music is here!! i haven't sync in sooo long we need a fix now!!!
    Vista, Windows Vista, HP
  • ZtevenX Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2009 11:35 PM (in response to ZtevenX)
    also, i tried with my ipod nano and it worked fine on this computer, ONLY iPodtouches and iPhone can NOT be detected using itunes!! OMG GRRR i need to sync
    Vista, Windows Vista, HP
  • lawsmith Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2009 1:23 PM (in response to mikeuk2000)
    I've got exactly the same problem. Since there are more than a few of us who use a 64 bit OS, you'd think Apple would put some priority on solving this problem.

    If anyone comes up with a solution, I would very much like to hear about it.
    PC, Windows Vista, 64 bit
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