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  • Problems with an iPod Shuffle....

    I got an iPod suffle yesturday for Christmas...so today I was going to get music on it....

    ok so I downloaded the program that came with it...hooked it up to my computer...and downloaded some songs on it...

    it says I have the songs on there...but it wont play them?

    I've re-read and re-read the manual....it doesnt say anything about this problem.

    I was wondering if anyone had this problem or...?
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    Help please?
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    • #3
      C'mon there's gotta be someone on this board with and iPod shuffle.....
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      • #4
        Originally posted by NASurfer
        I used to have a shuffle. Whats the deal? You have songs on it but it won't play?

        Is the battery charged? (I know it sounds stupid but I have to ask)

        What knd of light shines on your shuffle when you press play? Is it green?

        More details would be helpful.
        yeah....it says I have the songs on there. but Im not entirely sure if I did it right....how do you get songs on?

        yeah I had just opened the iPod and when I pressed the battery thing it shows a green light so that means it charged....right? there was this thing that came with it showing all the different lights and green meant it was charged

        yeah. Green shows when I press play...


        thanks.

        I might try burning the songs I want on CD then transfer them to the iPod..
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        • #5
          Originally posted by NASurfer
          Green light means you should be good, but you may want to charge it right off the bat.

          Try turning the volume up. (another goofy suggestion but I have to try)

          Your ipod should play your songs, as long as your mp3 file is good.

          Another suggestion, don't rapid charge your battery. Run it all the way down, and recharge it fully. Your battery will last much longer.

          Let us know how it goes.

          yeah ok. I'll charge it.

          tried that. didnt work. so green light means its playing?

          I'll try later....


          and could you tell me how you get the songs on there...I think I did it right but I might not have...
          thanks.
          Last edited by TDforTatum26; 12-27-2005, 07:47 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by NASurfer
            After you plug in your ipod click on your the name of your ipod. You should be able to tell what songs you have on there. Drop and drag to fill it. I never mastered the autofill options (it was actually rather annoying ), but those options can be used as well.

            I'd give it a good charge, that way we can take that part out of the equation.

            *I found this on the light (should be in your manual)

            Front Light


            Flashing Orange: Connected and mounted. Do not Disconnect.
            Solid Orange: Charging / Not mounted. Ok to Disconnect.
            Flashing Green: Paused.
            Solid Green: Fully Charged.
            Flashing Green/Orange: No music or some other problem: Load music, cycle the iPod on and off, or restore your iPod.
            Solid Green on button press: Normal operation… a simple indicator.
            Solid Orange on button press: Hold is active. Deactivate it by holding Play/Pause.
            Rear Light (Active only when button has been pressed)

            Green: Good Charge
            Yellow: Low Charge
            Red: Very Low Charge
            No light: No Charge
            fill it?


            wheres that?

            is this all in iTunes?


            yeah that light thing was in my manual....Green is normal operation? which is?

            I know I sound really clueless its just that I dunno...I havent fully mastered how to work this thing yet...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by NASurfer
              Yeah its all in iTunes.

              Have you been using iTunes? Its where you control everything on your ipod.

              heres a helpful link

              http://www.ilounge.com/index.php/art...e-ipod-shuffle

              If you have more questions, ask away, I'll try to help

              yeah I have....


              in the Source box it Shelbi's iPod (what I named it) and the picture of an iPod. I assumed thats where you put the songs to get in on the iPod right? and when I did it said "updating iPod do not disconnect".

              can you get songs from iTunes? I could only find the music store and I dont to pay a dollar a song so I have been using the songs ive already download from a program called bearshare. it said I could use those mp3 files....

              I dont know whats wrong. Im sure i got the songs on right but I couldnt hear them on the iPod. I turned the volume up and I tried different headphones just in case the ones that came with it were busted or something.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TDforTatum26
                yeah I have....


                in the Source box it Shelbi's iPod (what I named it) and the picture of an iPod. I assumed thats where you put the songs to get in on the iPod right? and when I did it said "updating iPod do not disconnect".

                can you get songs from iTunes? I could only find the music store and I dont to pay a dollar a song so I have been using the songs ive already download from a program called bearshare. it said I could use those mp3 files....

                I dont know whats wrong. Im sure i got the songs on right but I couldnt hear them on the iPod. I turned the volume up and I tried different headphones just in case the ones that came with it were busted or something.

                after reading that link you gave me Im sure I did it right....but i could not hear the songs when I wanted to listen to them.....

                hhhmmm...I did update the one thing you have to...but it kepot saying that I didnt....maybe thats the problem? it probally should be the problem but....


                I'll try the CD thing...maybe that will work better.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NASurfer
                  - Doubleclick on your iPod. It should bring up whats actually on it.

                  - iPods are pretty good about playing almost any mp3. They don't have to be copyright protected (unlike Sony's), so you should be in the clear there.

                  - Are you trying to listen to it with it connected to your computer? I don't think it will play.

                  - If the above doesen't work, try disabling the autofill option. I found it to be a pain in the butt.

                  - another important thing, are these mp3s you are getting your songs from stored on your computer or on a disk? Before you disconnect your ipod make sure the file you got it from is still on your computer (or if its from a disk leave it in your computer). Your ipod will erase it automatically if it can't find the file on your computer. (its an annoying feature of the shuffle)
                  -ok I'll try that

                  -yeah I dont what the heck is wrong

                  -no lol. not that stupid lol

                  -what harm does the Autofill option have? plus where is just the "fill" option?

                  -yep they are on my computer. no problem there.
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                  • #10
                    Try dl'ing songs from different websites to itunes (not in wm format) and try dl'ing that to your ipod idk that might work

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                    • #11
                      ok last night I removed all the songs from my iPod because they didnt work so I just autofilled it and Im going to see if it works.


                      what color means the iPod is playing the music?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TDforTatum26
                        ok last night I removed all the songs from my iPod because they didnt work so I just autofilled it and Im going to see if it works.


                        what color means the iPod is playing the music?
                        oh and Im charging the battery right now....
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NASurfer
                          Autofill just made things more complicated. I preferred to add my own songs individually.


                          heres a link to some ipod shuffle help forums. I suck at helping.
                          http://forums.ilounge.com/forumdispl...?s=&forumid=74


                          heres a direct link to someone who may have the same problem as you.
                          http://forums.ilounge.com/showthread...hreadid=137166

                          maybe you should try installing the ipod updater?

                          let us know if you got it to work.
                          thanks for all the help. I really appreciate it.

                          I'll check out those out.

                          maybe charging the battery and putting the songs back on there will help.

                          Ill let you know.
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                          • #14
                            ok one question....where's the restore button?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NASurfer
                              from the ilounge.com
                              The Software Updater will analyze your iPod and determine whether or not it needs to be updated. If it does, the Software Updater will give the option of either “Updating” or “Restoring” your iPod. “Restore” will wipe out all music and data on the iPod, while “Update” will write the firmware without distrubing the iPod’s content. If this is a brand new iPod, it shouldn’t matter which method you use.
                              oh I know I just dowloaded the software and I was wondering where the restore button was.

                              I cant find it.


                              thanks that linked helped....the one where the guy had the same problem as me.
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