iPod thinks its a digital camera

I did this

1. Log in using an ADMINISTRATIVE account
2. Verify you have the following files usbaapl.cat, usbaapl.inf & usbaapl.sys in the following directory “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers”
3. Single left click on START
4. Single left click on RUN
5. Type in ” devmgmt.msc ” then hit Enter (Don’t type in the quotes)
6. Look for Imaging in the Device Manager window, and click on plus sign (In Vista you may not see the “Imaging” option. Look under “Portable Devices” as an alternative)
7. Now you should see ” Apple iPod ” as a device underneath Imaging (or Portable Devices)
8. Right click on ” Apple iPod ” then single left click on Properties
9. Single left click on the ” Driver ” tab
10. Single left click on ” Update driver ”
11. Select ” Install from a list or specific location ”
12. Single left click on ” Include this location in the search ”
13. Paste ” C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers ” (Don’t type in the quotes) into the box below ” Include this location in the
search ”
14. Single left click next and keep clicking through until ” Apple iPod USB Driver ” is detected.
15. Start up iTunes, and see if you iPod is detected again.

25 thoughts on “iPod thinks its a digital camera

  1. how do i get all those usbaapl files? and btw i dont have “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\Drivers” on my computer?

  2. oh, thank you, thank you! Wish APPLE had had this info on their support site, would have saved so much time and frustration! Dave, am sending you virtual chocolate chip cookies. 🙂

  3. Thankyou so much. I have been stuck with tis problem for about a month and have tried evert=ything els. Thankyou so much!!!!!

  4. omg omg you are like god lol thanck you so much
    now i dont have to get my sister to do it on her comp
    she gets so agressive she like turnes into a major
    bitch lol.

  5. I did what you told me, i have the files needed and it still didn’t work. I’m on XP and have a second generation touch.

  6. By some reason my Ipod Touch 3G was no more recognized by my computer.
    I was afraid of being be forced to re-initialize it… losing about 110 albums.
    You saved my life! 🙂

    Thank you very much,
    Max – Italy

  7. hay my ipod touch is locked i forgot my pass and when i try to conect to my gf’s laptop it conects as a camera how do i restore????

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