iPad iTunes Won't Accept My iPod?!

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  1. powderski11

    powderski11 Well-Known Member

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    I just updated iTunes to the newest version, plugged in my iPod, and it says "This iPod cannot be used because the Apple Mobile Device service is not started." So i unplug my iPod, hard restart it, and plug it back in. Once again, "This iPod cannot be used because the Apple Mobile Device service is not started." I restart my computer, then open iTunes and plug it in yet again. "This iPod cannot be used because the Apple Mobile Device service is not started."
    Can anyone help me??
     
  2. schplurg

    schplurg Well-Known Member

    I'm new here, but I believe this is a game discussion forum. There are plenty of places to find answers to your problem...try google.
     
  3. spmwinkel

    spmwinkel Well-Known Member

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  4. powderski11

    powderski11 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the help spmwinkel, sorry for posting this here im just so used to discussing games.
     
  5. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    Unplug your iPod and reboot. Then plug in. It should then work.
     
  6. spmwinkel

    spmwinkel Well-Known Member

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    So am I, I won't say that it never happens to me. ;-) This is just the place where you get the most views. :)

    Did the article got your problem solved?
     
  7. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    It might be because the mobile device service is turned off as a startup program. To re-enable, go to the 'run' menu, go to the startup tab, find the apple mobile device service, and make sure the box next to it is ticked. Then click ok and restart the computer when it says.

    Hope that helps,
    Haephestos
     
  8. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    your lucky, i cant update my apps i click on the button that says " check for updates" and i get a error message saying some thing like this "network session timed out" -.-

    EDIT: it worhed this time finally
     
  9. powderski11

    powderski11 Well-Known Member

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    Nope, it turns out McAfee (security system) was blocking it in my firewall!
    Wierd. But thanks a lot, you started me in the right direction :)
     
  10. spmwinkel

    spmwinkel Well-Known Member

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    Cool, as long as you got it solved. :)
     

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