This will show you how to plug in, and unplug your I pod problem free at ease.
Step 1: Step 1 to Plugging in the Cord.
Plug the other end of the cord ( the longer sized one) into the i pod port by squeezing the sides of the plug and sliding it into the I pod. This should take much effort, so if it isn't going in easily you may be holding it upside down.
Step 2: Step 2 to Plugging in the Cord.
Plug in the end of the cord the ( USB) side, The end with he shorter size. Plug this into one of the ports usually located ont he side of your laptop, or at the front of you computer monitor.
Step 3: Step One to Unplugging the I Pod
Before you unplug your I pod it would be a good idea to "eject" it before removing the plug. You usually find this button located on one of the side tabs on Itunes. Click that and wait a couple seconds until your I pod says or shows it is safe to unlock
Step 4: Step 2 to Unplugging Ipod
Now it is safe to remove the cord attached to computer and Ipod/ to remove it from the Ipod pinch the sides again of the plug and pull it out. Then just quickly remove the plug connected to the computer.