12495 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2007 9:37 PM by deggie
If your iPod is not being recognized by "My Computer", then take a look at the suggestions in these articles:
iPod is not recognized properly by computer when USB drivers are not installed properly or are out of date
iPod missing in "My Computer" or in iTunes for Windows
Is the computer a desktop or a laptop .. if it is a desktop, please switch off the iPod and connect it directly to the back usb port. Front usb ports are low-powered and the usb ports which are in the back are high-powered ones ( iPod shuffle needs high-powered usb ports for working consistently fine )
If that doesn't help .. try the steps mentioned in the below URL:
If the computer is a laptop, try the below URL:
Hope this helps.
i've just started having this problem recently too! i have a first generation ipod shuffle and until three days ago it was showing up in my computer and in itunes but now it doesnt show up in anything. it still works and i can listen to music on it, but it just wont show up and its annoying me!!!!
somebody please help me because i have a school assingment stored on it
Jessie Babe, I know your pain. Please answer to this, when you plug it in, you know how before, the green light would always be blinking... is it blinking now?
in my case, it started last night. When I plug it in, the light doesn't flash, the computer doesn't 'read it' and neither does iTunes.
When unplugged, the shuffle still shows that the battery is charged, and I can listen to the music that I had uploaded days ago.
I'm also in Australia, btw.
When I plug it in,
the light doesn't flash, the computer doesn't 'read
it' and neither does iTunes.
When unplugged, the shuffle still shows that the
battery is charged, and I can listen to the music
that I had uploaded days ago.
I'm having the same issue with my son's 1st gen shuffle. It was working fine, plays the tunes already stored on it, but now needs charging. When I plug it into the computer, no matter which port, no charging light comes on AT ALL. But I know it's not dead, because it will still play the music on it...
I have the exact same problem with my 1st gen shuffle.
It runs while connected to the USB because it gets power. the PC does not see it at all. the charge light does not come on.
I've tried this on several PCs.
Apple does not seem to care or help. I'm much better off buying a cheap Chinese knock off. Those last just as long and are just as disposable too it seems. Why would i give apple more money for a premium machine with equal support???
If i don't see a fix in a few days thats just what i will do.