I restored my iPod Video, 5.5g, and it suddenly stopped showing up on itunes, but showed up on my computer. Then, I did soemthing (not sure what) and it showed up on itunes, allowing me to put all my stuff back onto it. However, iTunes froze before I could eject my iPod, so i went into My Computer, right clicked on my ipod and chose 'Remove safetly'. Now, it doesn't show up on My Computer or iTunes when I connect it to my PC, but it does charge. What should I do?
OS: Vista iTunes: 7.2 (tried this in case it was 7.3 that was the problem) Ipod: Video, 5.5
Best bet is to unistall ipod software and itunes and reinstall it all over but it might be a software update to the ipod which is causing the problem asI have had the same problem with my daughters ipod nano but I have no problem with my ipod photo 30gb
how do I uninstall the ipod software? I know how to uninstall itunes, but i'm not sure about the ipod software. should i go into device manager>USB mass storage (my ipod is there, with a yellow exclamation mark next to it)>uninstall?
don't worry, i uninstaleld the ipod software. how do i reinstall it now? I'm not certain if my ipod came with a disk, and if it did, i think it may have been just for itunes. is there a site where I can download the ipod software?
".....To check just for iPod software updates, connect your iPod to your computer, launch iTunes, and choose the iPod in the Source pane. From the iPod Settings Summary tab that appears, if the Update button is available—black, not grey—then new iPod software is available. Just click the Update button and follow the directions..."
Ok. open itunes> connect your ipod> wait until itunes has finished recognising it> click on the left pane on your ipod> this will bring up a new window> click top tab 'summary' and there you'll find the 'update' link.