My new ipod shuffle (4th gen) is not recognized by my PC or itunes :(

just bought a new 4th generation ipod shuffle....downloaded itunes...but its not recognizing the ipod shuffle ("devices" not appearing on left column).....also, my computer (windows 7) is not recognizing it when connected...
ive tried re-installing itunes and re-starting my PC.....
should there be a light to indicate the ipod is charging...no light is appearing...
any ideas..pleeeease

Hello there baku_k,
It sounds like your iPod shuffle just isn't being seen in iTunes no matter what you do on your PC running Windows 8. Without knowing the exact troubleshooting you have done, I would recommend that you look over the troubleshooting steps in the following article to help you determine what may be happening, named:
Apple - Support - iPod shuffle - iTunes Troubleshooting Assistant
Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.
All the very best,
Sterling

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