How to Connect a Second-Hand iPod to a PC

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How to Connect a Second-Hand iPod to a PC
Use a second-hand iPod with your PC (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

You have recently acquired a used, or second-hand, iPod, from a friend or store that sells Apple products. If you only acquired the second-hand iPod, you will need to purchase another item to connect that player into a PC. Once you have done this, you might need to change one of the settings on the second-hand iPod. Doing so will allow you to use the second-hand iPod with the iTunes library that's on your PC.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • iPod cord
  • iTunes

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Acquire an Apple USB cable for the second-hand iPod if you don't already own one.

  2. 2

    Connect the Apple plug-in end of the USB cable to the Apple port on the iPod.

  3. 3

    Plug the USB end of the same Apple cord into one USB port on your computer.

  1. 1

    Open iTunes.

  2. 2

    Click the iPod name located in the “Source Pane” underneath “Devices.”

  3. 3

    Click inside the tab labelled “Summary” at the top of iTunes.

  4. 4

    Click on the box that's found directly next to “Manually manage music and videos.” Then, click the “Apply” button located near the bottom of the program to save this setting.

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