iPod Nano says "USB Device Not Recognized" on Windows 7?

By superjario
Apr 15, 2011
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  1. Hi, I have a Ipod Nano wigth Music on it and want to put new music on it. Now it used to work fine but now when i plug it into the computer usb port it comes up with the messenger USB DEVICE NOT RECOGNIZED!

    I have tried looking on google but couldnt get any help so i rememebered about TechSpot..

    Basically what ive tried so far is:

    Test every usb port
    uninstall and then install iTunes again..
    reset the ipod (hold down menu and circle)

    Ive also checked and the ipod doesn't appear in My Computer or in iTunes. In device manager it shows "Unknown Device". Ive installed, uninstalled that aswel and nothing.

    Its really anoying Apple need to sort this out lol.! If anyone could fix my problem id appreciate it alot..

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try the Nano in another computer
  3. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 555   +9

    yes try another PC if it gives the same message the device may have died, Apple products are not the most durable Ive had a shuffle and a classic die on me.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Okay, I have a first generation iPOD Shuffle that still works... Your Nano could have a dead battery

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