I did a search feature, none of tips helped at all. My iPod was working fine up until a today. iTunes does not read the ipod, windows does not read the ipod, nothing shows up in the device manager. I used to plug it in to charge and it would sync normally. I am JB 3.1.2, 1st gen. I cannot restore the ipod since I need iTunes to finish the restore. The home and sleep button combo trick doesn't work. I can still charge the iPod, listen to music, use the apps, and watch movies. Anyone know how I can get my PC (Windows XP SP3) to read my ipod correctly? A solution would be much appreciated, I've been trying to fix it for 4 hours!!! I would like to add more songs to my iPod. PS: My cousin can connect and sync his 2g JB 3.1.2 perfectly fine to my computer.