so I tried everything from installing/reinstalling itunes
, holding down center/up button numerous times, center/down button to make it go into disk mode, & tried it with a different usb cord and NOTHING WORKED. my mac still recognized my ipod as a 'no name' usb.
sooooo if you have a mac, try this!
go to finder>Go>utilies>disk utility>under Apple Ipod media? (it should have your ipod as 'no name' usb under it),> select ur 'ipod' (usb) >erase> erase all> then it should look like your mac is loading to erase everything on your ipod but your itunes should recognize it as an ipod all of sudden and start synching and your mac should tell u that it can't erase everything on your usb (ipod)
i hope this helped!