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Why is my iPod causing my computer to turn off?

My iPod causes my computer to restart every time i plug it in so i cant add musik or anything....

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I used to have this problem with my old AMD PC. It appeared to short out something on the board whenever it was connected. In the end, replacing the entire computer did the trick :) You might not have the same problem, since that was a very unstable motherboard, but check and see if the USB port is bad. Also, have you installed itunes? it provides the windows drivers for iPods, so they can be used.

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I have a PC amd it tries to scan the iPod and fix the problem but the computer turns off and restarts

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it works cuz i can charge my iPod touch perfectly on it, it just messes up when i plug in the video iPod

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This sounds like a USB power problem to me. Try unplugging all your other USB devices. Start up with just the iPod plugged in. Also try with the computer already booted and no other USB devices. Do you have a USB 1 or 2 card? I'm assuming you are on a PC. You may need to replace your USB card to a better USB 2.

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I dont have a usb card i really dont even know what that is, but the usb cable works and the computer goes on with no problems until i plug in the iPod than after a couple of seconds the computer goes off but it does have a pop up message saying error or somethin do u want to scan iPod and before it can scan the computer turns off

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I really need to know what kind of computer you are running. Also the error message would probably really help diagnosing your problem. Also try a different USB port.

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