To charge, it only needs power on the USB. That works even with the computer turned off, as long as all hardware (the USB-port and the iPod) are functioning. Like my optical mouse gleames red during the night with the computer off. How do you know it doesn't charge?
What software do you (want to) use to transfer your music to the iPod and what is the exact error message when you do so?
If I understand your problem well, the symptoms are compatible at least with defective hardware.
ok well i have connected to my pc and it won't charge the computer says that it is not reconized......I REALLY NEED HELP any help given Really Reallly Really Appreciated...