thanks for your prompt reply and help. however it didn't work....
iTunes still says no iPhone found...
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6000 (RN907UA#ABL)
Apple Application Support 1.2.1
iPod Updater Library 9.0d11
CD Driver 22.214.171.124
CD Driver DLL 126.96.36.199
Apple Mobile Device 188.8.131.52
Apple Mobile Device Driver 184.108.40.206
Bonjour 220.127.116.11 (214.3)
iTunes Serial Number EBEAAA69938B018F
Current user is an administrator.
The current local date and time is 2010-04-09 22:48:05.
iTunes is not running in safe mode.
Video Display Information
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
** External Plug-ins Information **
No external plug-ins installed.
** iPod/iPhone Connectivity Tests **
iPodService 18.104.22.168 is currently running.
iTunesHelper 22.214.171.124 is currently running.
Apple Mobile Device service 126.96.36.199 is currently running.
Universal Serial Bus Controllers:
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller. Device is working properly.
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller. Device is working properly.
FireWire (IEEE 1394) Host Controllers:
OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller. Device is working properly.
Most Recent Device Not Currently Connected:
iPhone 3G running firmware version 3.1.3
Serial Number: 84917RXBY7H
** iPhone/iPod Touch Sync Tests **
No iPhone or iPod found.
that's odd... hrmm ive been trying to figure mine out all day aswell lol im allways having troubles with this stupid thing but i love it none the less but ill love it more once its working again but thats unusual it cold be drivers, itunes needs an update or maybee something else but i cant think of any other reasons.
My problem is also similar one.
I have problems in syncing and battery went off. I had installed few apps directly by double clicking from saved folder(apps were already downloaded, i also installed 2 battery monitoring apps)
While connected to itunes, it would suddenly show connection lost and reconnect again after every few minutes. I thought the problem was with laptop or itunes so i tried charging from electricity connection but didnt work. I found the iphone was heated and also saw some black spots(as if fused) on the USB charger connection port.
i tried entering DFU mode but that dont work either since the battery is zero. It shows connect to charge battery alert and goes blank.
Is the battery gone dead or ther eis other software issue?
Many thanks for your time.
as the mighty mouse theme song says "here i come to save the day!!!"
just got off the phone APple Care, Ellen was a great help. she said you have to remove 5 different porgrams from you computer then reinstall iTunes...
here are they programs and you have to delete them in order
Use the Control Panel to uninstall iTunes and related software components in the following order:
Apple Software Update
Apple Mobile Device Support
Apple Application Support (iTunes 9 or later)
once i did this, i installed the latest iTunes and all was well!!
Hi, I did all the suggestions on the support site, upgraded to XP Service Pack 3, restarted the phone, turned off wifi on both phone and notebook, uninstalled all the apple software in the order that they said (although I have Bonjour in another application but it doesn't show up in Control Panel).
None of this works. The phone is charging when connected to the USB port, but it appears as an external drive and not as an apple device or iphone.
All this was working fine before and it just stopped one day.
The new itunes 9.2 which I reinstalled recognizes my ipod Video but just won't recognize iphone. I want to upgrade the phone OS and now I simply cannot do it as you need itunes.
I just wanted to add that I have had the same problem. I'm on WinXP Pro SP3 with an iPhone 3G and I've reinstalled iTunes a ton of times. I'm currently at 188.8.131.52.
I had this problem and got my phone working once by deinstalling everything apple related using control panel, then deleting the c:\program files\common files\apple directory, then rebooting the computer, then reinstalling itunes.
However, the next time I connected my phone, it wasn't recognized again.
So, as of today, I'm stuck.
I also just received my iPhone 4, and that isn't recognized either.
I think it's important to note that my computer recognizes it because in device manager, it shows up as a camera and as an apple mobile device. It also charges just fine. Last but not least, my iPod 5g works just fine with iTunes.
As with many others here, I've been through all the troubleshooting steps recommended by Apple and nothing seems to help (msconfig included).
So, I'm very interested in anything that any of you might find, and I'll make sure I share my findings as well.