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ipod not recognised so cannot reformat

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Member Since: Feb 11, 2006
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Hi,I have a third generation clickwheel ipod which has suddenly started to not update when i plug it into the computer. I have reset it, downloaded the latest updater program from apple and tried to reformat it, but as the computer is not recognising it it wont reformat. It must be a problem with the ipod because I have plugged my other one in and it works fine. any ideas?
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Did you try plugging it into another USB Port? This method seems to work for some people who had the same problem.
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I had the same issue with my 3G iPod when it was connected to the firewire port. I plugged it into the USB port and it works well now.
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USB is the answer, before I had my current iPod i had the same problem you and studio34 had
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