My computer basically ignores my iPod Nano 5th generation when I plug in the USB cable.

My iPod is always fully charged when I try to plug it in and I have the latest iTunes installed. My computer gives me nothing, not an error or a pop-up. Nothing. My iPod seems to be charging when plugged in, but even when my iPod stops charging, my computer does nothing. I cannot add music, books, videos, nothing. I've tried resetting both my computer and my iPod, uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes, putting the iPod into "Disk Mode", but nothing seems to work. I really am at a lost at what to do from this point. If you could help that would be most appreciated.

Alright, guys, I found a solution! Hurray! I bought a new USB cord/cable and it works perfect now. So YAY!

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