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I can't recharge my Ipod?
« on: December 23, 2010, 02:32:21 pm »

So apparently either my laptop or my MP3 player is being a dick.  Ever since a couple of days ago, my laptop has not been able to identify (discover?) my Ipod whenever I plug it in.  My mouse works fine despite this.

Any idea as to what I can do to fix this?
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 02:40:42 pm »

Get a wall USB wall outlet adapter.
They take a fraction of the time to charge an ipod, and can be used anywhere.
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 02:47:46 pm »

Have you tried the different USB ports?
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 02:49:02 pm »

Get a wall USB wall outlet adapter.
They take a fraction of the time to charge an ipod, and can be used anywhere.
This may not solve the problem, if the problem is with the iPod.

I think my brother has had this problem before. I'll ask when he gets home if no one else has come up with a solution.
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 02:51:20 pm »

Have you tried the different USB ports?

Yes.  Still doesn't charge.  Unless you want me to use my mom's desktop, which... well... I haven't tried that.

Get a wall USB wall outlet adapter.
They take a fraction of the time to charge an ipod, and can be used anywhere.

I'll buy it if I have too.  Charge time isn't exactly an issue. ;p
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 02:52:43 pm »

Try rebooting the computer. That solves a lot of computer problems. If all else fails you can always take the iPod to an Apple store to get repaired.
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2010, 02:57:43 pm »

That also didn't work.  Tried it on Wednesday. <_<

I could always try again today.
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 03:48:03 pm »

Hmm. I say try rebooting the iPod and try to put it into disk mode (hold the center button and play when booting up) and see if it's discovered then.
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2010, 04:41:33 pm »

I can do that with the 6th Gen Nano?
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 05:33:25 pm »

Actually, yes, it's just a little bit more complicated:

http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/news/comments/ipod-nano-6gs-secret-iterm-diagnostic-mode-revealed/

If it still doesn't charge by putting it in disk mode, there may be something wrong with the cable or it's still your computer. Do you have access to another USB to iPod cable or by chance another computer to test it out on?
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010, 11:07:24 pm »

Bumping to report that it worked! ^_^

Entering disk mode enabled me to see that it was actually charging again.  I should've noticed something was up when CCleaner started deleting a lot of the Ipod DLLs (or at least I believe that's what it was removing).
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 05:25:35 am »

Glad to know that it's now charging again, but what's up with your CCleaner deleting important DLL files? O_o

I've never heard of CCleaner ever doing something like that before... That is VERY strange...

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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010, 12:31:28 pm »

Mkid I can't charge my iPhone
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010, 03:01:20 pm »

Is it possible that a trojan/mal-ware/etc got into important Ipod files, which were then deleted by an anti-virus/etc program, which resulted in the other files becoming obsolete/useless?
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Re: I can't recharge my Ipod?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2010, 03:55:48 pm »

Is it possible that a trojan/mal-ware/etc got into important Ipod files, which were then deleted by an anti-virus/etc program, which resulted in the other files becoming obsolete/useless?

That seems highly unlikely. While the possibility exists that there could be viruses that infect other drives on your computer rather than the drive you have Windows boot from, most viruses just stick to the C: drive and cause their terror. On top of that, an iPod is structured differently than a Windows or a Mac computer, so the virus would have to be already programmed to find a /iPod_Control/ folder on one of the drives, and if it doesn't find it, is it just going to sit there until it does? What if you don't own an iPod? The virus becomes obsolete then.

The only thing that I can think of that may have caused this is perhaps you might have unplugged the iPod without ejecting it from the computer first, that could potentially mess with the way the computer recognizes the iPod. Other than that, though, I'm at a loss.

Mkid I can't charge my iPhone

You forgot to plug in the wall adapter again.
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