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

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.

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frollardBest Answer (author)2009-11-30

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.

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lutziepv08 (author)2009-12-03

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

just change your software. then your good to go.

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Wolf Seril (author)2009-11-30

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.

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