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  1. sphere9
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    whenever i plug my iPod into a usb port on the front of my PC i get the "this device can function faster if connected to a usb 2.0..." i know that both ports are usb 2.0 and my iPod seems to be the only thing that causes this message to appear.

    also if i do not get that message and i knock my iPod while it is not in use it will cause the usb connection to drop out and then reconnect again, or sometimes it will just do this by itself.

    does anyone know what could be causing this?
     
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    are you plugging them into your front usb ports? while they are convenient do not always work properly. i have those problems all the time on my computer so i just bought a usb hub and plugged them into the back usb port. the back ones always seem to work bettet than the front ones.
     
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    the problem only seems to have developed recently which is the strange thing...

    maybe it's just the computer getting old.
     
  4. InuYasha

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    Is it an old ipod or have you had it for awhile?
     
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    it's a iPod 5.5g, i got it last year on the 5th of February.
     
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    any ideas?
     
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    Your computer is too old. The intergrated USB ports on your PC are hooked up to your motherboard which would also classify as "too old".

    How to solve?!
    A cheap solution is to buy a PCI card with 4 or 5 USB ports, most modern cards would be using USB 2.0 anyway.

    EDIT:
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?sk...d=1074787928138
    Something like that
     
  8. Good ol' Phi

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    hmm if you are sure those ports are 2.0 try reinstalling your USB (moherboard) drivers
     
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    how do i do that?
     
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    this really is getting chronic,

    it's dropping out every few minutes now.
     
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    How to reinstall(update) motherboard drivers dirvers:
    go to your manufacturer's website go to download section choose your motherboard model and download the drivers you need
     
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    how do i find the manufacturer?
     
  13. p1ngpong

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    So this just happens just with your Ipod and no other devices? Does this happen with other USB ports? Or just the front ones? Sounds more like a hardware issue, and I suspect its your Ipod thats screwed
     
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    tried the back ones last night and the same thing happened.


    so i'm guessing it is the iPod?
     
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    Maybe yeah, maybe the usb connections come loose on it! To be 100% sure try it on another machine before you go hunting for drivers for your board!
     
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    i'm fairly certain that it'd be the usb connector, as when i move my iPod slightly it can drop out.
     
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    Probably is that then bro, try it on another machine when you get a chance to be sure!
     
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    poor iPod, served me well...
     
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    is it possible to get problems like this repaired?