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    nano not recognised not charging
    Hi - got a problem with a nano that I 'd appreciate help with

    I plugged it into the usb on my imac but it doesn't show up as a device on itunes. The nano screen just flashes up the white apple logo for 3 seconds then fades to black for 3 seconds before repeating.

    Checked with another ipod to eliminate imac, usb, itunes as being the problem source. It's definitely the nano. Tried to reset, but can't get a response other than the flashing screen sequence.

    anyone come across this?

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    you nano is out of battery~ charge it with an adapter and see if it works or not~

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    does your usb port work on other things?

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    usb port is working, so this isn't the problem

    I don't have a separate charger. if it's a charging problem wouldn't the usb charging route work as per normal?

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    Does this help?

    Does the iPod show up in Disc Utility?

    Macintosh HD>Applications>Utilities>Disc Utility

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_dae View Post
    usb port is working, so this isn't the problem

    I don't have a separate charger. if it's a charging problem wouldn't the usb charging route work as per normal?
    i am not quite sure, but sometimes ipods just need an adapter, don't know why`

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    It is a powered USB port, right (at back of iMac)?
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    lets recap what is happening here

    we don't know if the ipod has enough charge
    and a usb port can't charge nano's from dead
    in my experience.

    great post by Pulse 8 everything you need to do to get that nano going
    but first get it charged by a wall socket charger - then i bet things start to look up always happens we've got four nano's at home.

    then follow Pulse 8's thread

    happy new year
    kind regards

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    resuscitated and has a pulse again!

    I'd tried the restart process previously but it hadn't let me in. This time it seemd to work - enter+menu followed by enter+play/pause. Took me into disk mode and then started to accept a charge from the usb. Reloaded library from itunes and seems to be working again

    no doubt my son will find other ways to kill it!

    thanks all

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