My Ipod nano 3rd generation will not sync with itunes or show up on windows, but other ipods do when connected

My Ipod nano 3rd generation will not sync with itunes or show up on windows, but other ipods do when I connect them using the same setup.

Hey Biglou1,
Thanks for the question, and welcome to Apple Support Communities.
I understand that your iPod nano(3rd generation) is not recognized in iTunes. The following troubleshooting assistant may provide a resolution:
Apple - Support - iPod - iPod nano (3rd generation) Troubleshooting
http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/nano3gen/
If the above did not resolve your issue, choose an applicable article below that best describes your issue.
Windows
iPod appears in Windows but not in iTunes
iPod not recognized in 'My Computer' and in iTunes for Windows
iTunes reports that "iTunes cannot recognize this iPod at this time"
Thanks,
Matt M.

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