8156 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2009 9:44 PM by r00tb33rs
Thanks for the interest and ideas. The only USB devices plugged into my machine are the iPod, a mouse, and a USB hub ... I'll try without all those... Hmm... it worked! Maybe my USB hub is having problems? (I didn't even reboot or anything this time.) Let's see if I try plugging the hub back in ...
Okay, I figured it out. My SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 flash card reader is the culprit. More specifically, there is a cable in my hub (I thought it was just a cable, but clearly its more), that feeds the 'stand' for the card reader. The card reader itself was unplugged (its a mini-usb connector) from the 'stand' (you'd think removing it would help, clearly you have to unplug the whole thing) Anyway the upshot is that the iPod won't sync unless the card reader is plugged into its stand or the stand is unplugged entirely.
There is no need to reboot or anything to get the iPod to work or not work, its just plugging/unplugging the card reader and the "Unknown Device" balloon goes away when I plug in my iPod.
I wonder if the iPod and/or its driver is overly sensitive or if the Windows USB stack is having problems? My money is on a paranoid Apple trying to prevent folks (aka Palm) from talking to their devices ...
Anyway, glad to have my sync'ing back! Thanks!