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Windows 7: Ipod keeps disconnecting itself

29 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Ipod keeps disconnecting itself

Hi i just got an ipod today and when i try to plug it in to the pc it will disconnect itself after like 5 seconds. I tried on my neices laptop what still has vista and it works fine. Anyone know a fix for this?

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29 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Hmmm this isnt a windows 7 thing. I tried to disable/enable something to fix it on my neices laptop and it disconnected itself.
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29 Oct 2009   #3


Hello Martin, welcome to the Windows 7 support forum.
In order to provide you with support, please fill out your system specs at the bottom of the left on your screen.
Also what version of Windows 7 are you using, and also your Itunes version.
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29 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Itunes is the latest version of their website. Using Windows 7 professional x86. Left it charge for a bit and it always seems to be disconnection during syncing.
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29 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

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29 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

iTunes displays -50 error message when syncing iPod on Windows XP

Using that and putting my ipod in disk mode seems to of fixed it for now
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29 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Well could it not be working because the iPod as an apple looking symbol on it? :P
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30 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64

I have the EXACT same problem!

I just reformatted and to get the music off my iPod i made sure I did a couple things.

-Make sure you have the latest iTunes installed. Only when iTunes opens will my iPod be recognized.
-If you want to get the music OFF your iPod, keep your iPod plugged in, then restart your computer. After it restarted your iPod should stay recognized.

That worked for me. Good luck man, I thought i was alone with that problem.
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06 May 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

In case this helps anyone else ... my solution was to right-click-exit out of everything running in the system tray and all unnecessary apps running in task manager. I'm not sure exactly which app was causing the auto-disconnection followed by re-connection with my apple iphone 4. If I figure out which specific app caused the problem, I'll post a follow-up for others.
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05 Jan 2016   #10

windows 7 ultimate x64
set Itunes to Run as Admin

Hi, I had the same issue with itunes in windows 7 ultimate x64 version, latest version being
I have solved the disconnecting issue by checking "Run as Administrator" option for itunes. Hope this helps
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