why wont my 2nd gen ipod sink up to my laptop???

i bought a 2nd gen 2gb ipod from goodwill for 20 bucks.went to wallymart bought a usb cord
to hook up to my laptop & all it does is flash a no sign & say do not disconnect.what can i do???
this is after i put in a $24 battery from ebay.

frollard8 years ago
the 'no' symbol means its 'thinking' - doing anything communication wise between the computer and ipod means it doesnt want to be disconnected.

Is i-tunes installed and running?  If not; dont use itunes on a windows machine.

newer versions of itunes stopped working with older (I think older than 3rd gen) ipods...
use http://www.simplehelp.net/2007/07/08/10-alternatives-to-itunes-for-managing-your-ipod/#floola
I recommend floola.  www.floola.com/modules/wiwimod/  its free, and supports most all ipods.

lutziepv088 years ago
Your problem is itunes. I had this problem and i just simply dumped itunes.

just change your software. then your good to go.
Wolf Seril8 years ago
Get something other than an iPod. The Creative Zen series is fantastic and much more affordable, and the software it comes with is better by leaps and bounds than iTunes.