iTunes doesn't detect my iPod touch!

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  1. diligence

    diligence New Member

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    For some reason iTunes does not recognize my iPod when I plug it in, but the computer detects it because I can see it in System Profiler. I've tried uninstalling then reinstalling iTunes, and it works the first time I plug my iPod touch in (aka it detects it), but after a restart iTunes doesn't detect it anymore. So this means I have to keep uninstalling/reinstalling iTunes every time I reboot. Is there any way I can fix this?

    Apple Support isn't helping me so I'm asking the smart people here

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  2. Gullash

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    ur have to restore in DFU mode.
    start itunes and
    turn ur ipod off , hold home and plug usb in ,keep holding home down
    now itunes will fing a ipod in restore mode ,, restore it like a new ipod
  3. diligence

    diligence New Member

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    Darn, I was hoping I wouldn't need to resort to restoring. It's a lot of hassle to get everything back the way I want it, including Cydia apps etc.

    Anyway I'll give it a go and see if it works.
  4. SoBe

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    i have this problem on windows 7, but i dont want to have to restore my ipod

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    effectsdude79 New Member

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    if you want to keep all your cydia apps, just download the program from cydia called springback you can make a sort of backup of your spring board, then once you have rejailbroken just reinstall the program and, well, springback.
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    I think it's a problem with Apple Mobile Device Service/Support because it's never started even if iTunes is in use. Could it be a problem with windows 7?
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    Just want to let you know, that's Recovery mode, not DFU mode.
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    For all you guys with Win7 (and probably Vista too), simply go into Device Manager and find your iPod. Right click and select 'update driver' and make sure you pick 'Apple iPod', or when in DFU/Recovery mode, 'Apple Recovery Device".

    Should work after that, everything's fine for me on x64 Windows 7

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    I'll try that. Thanks

    edit: didn't work. No update. No anything.
  10. tktab911

    tktab911 New Member

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    Wait... so if its not detecting it you may have the service completely disabled...
    (im on XP so excuse me of im way off) but on my vista laptop the Administrator Folder contains the same thing.
    So...
    Unplug Device--> Open Administrative Tools (may be under control panel) --> click the "Services" shortcut --> Make sure; Apple Mobile Device & iPod Service are both set to Started. If they are not, right-click --> Start

    Now close iTunes (if you ahve it open) --> open itunes again and connect the device. now it should pop up... if you dont here a "ding" or "ping" you may have a faulty connection cord.

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