IPod Shuffle 2nd generation not recognized by Mac Book Pro

iPod Shuffle 2nd generation not appearing in Mac Book Pro device window. USB checked and OK as I can charge iPod by connecting to power outlet. Reset iPod and no change. Kindly advise on what to do next.

Hi SultanAshraf,
Welcome to Apple Support Communities.
It sounds like there is an issue with your iPod shuffle being recognized by iTunes on your Mac. Try the suggestions in the in the troubleshooting assistant below, they will resolve most issues like the one you described.
iPod shuffle (2nd generation) Troubleshooting Assistant
https://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/shuffle2gen/#
I hope this helps.
-Jason

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