IPod Shuffle 2nd Gen not recognized. I feel like I've tried everything. Help.

iPod Shuffle 2G is not recognized by my 2013 MacBook Air. It is not viewable anywhere. I am getting the blinking orange light.
iTunes is up to date & has been reinstalled.
I have restored the iPod according to the instructions I have seen in similar threads.
Tried plugging into a USB hub with its own power source.
Shuffle will charge in USB wall plug & play music.
I am using the original USB dock that it came with it.
Thanks for any suggestions.

If you do
Apple Menu -> About This Mac -> More Info -> System Report
to run System Information (or System Profiler), does the "iPod" appear as a connected device under
Hardware -> USB
Try doing the above with the shuffle connected directly AND using the power USB hub you mentioned.
Have you tried connecting something else to that USB port, to confirm it is working properly?  Preferably, it should be something similar, like a USB flash drive or port-powered external drive (data storage devices that get power from the USB port).
Two other related tests...  Create a new user account in System Preferences Users & Groups pane.  The new user account can be Standard or Admin.  Log out and log in to the new user account (do not use Fast User Switching).  In the new user account, run iTunes and connect the shuffle.
And the other test.  Start up in Safe Mode
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1564
Connect the shuffle while started up in safe mode, to see if it appears anywhere.  These two test are to see if you have a process running when you start up normally, that interferes with the iPod being recognized.

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