I can navigate the menus, connect it to my computer, charge it, sync it, etc. I can also play music video's without any problem. BUT when i try to play a song it stops working. I press play and it goes to that song, but never plays the song. Instead, I hear the hard drive running then the backlight dims, then the ipod turns off, and turns on back on.
I have tried resetting it several times by holding down the menu and select button, but i still have the same problem I have tried restoring it using itunes but i still have the same problem.
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Re: only playing video, no music
It sounds like a problem with your hard drive. I know it sounds strange when everything else is working but in my experience and I've fixed thousands of iPod videos. 95% of the time, if the logic board is actually functioning, if you have a fault it's the hard drive.
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You can add music to the iPad by directly downloading from the iTunes app or by importing your music into iTunes on a computer. Once your music is imported/downloaded into iTunes on a computer, you then just need to sync the music by connecting your iPad to a computer.
If iPod shuffle isn’t playing music â iPod shuffle might not have any music on it. If you hear the message “Please use iTunes to sync music,” connect iPod shuffle to your computer to sync music to it. â Slide the three-way switch off and then on again. â Make sure the earphone or headphone connector is pushed in all the way. â Make sure the volume is adjusted properly. A volume limit might be set. See “Setting a Volume Limit” on page 25. â iPod shuffle might be paused. Try clicking the Center button on the earphone remote
To charge your player, with the player on OFF, connect it to a computer or other charging device. Then, after everyting is connected, then turn your player to ON. (For some reason, my player doesn't charge if it is already ON while being connected to the computer or other device.) It will charge.
This is the solution that I use for the music. Connect you player to the computer. Turn it ON after being connected. Go to FILE NAVIGATIONN. Copy your music there. (not in any forler, but as a separate entry in FILE NAVIGATION) Next, disconnect your player from the computer. (Use the SAFELY REMOVE HARDWARE feature for this.)
On the player, there is a PLAY button (NOT THE ONE MARKED "M", BUT THE ONE WITH THE RIGHT FACING ARROW WITH THE TWO BARS) next to the volumn button. After going into the FILE NAVIGATION menue, scroll down to the song(s) and/or music you want to move. Click the song using PLAY. You will see three options: MOVE, COPY, and DELETE. Scroll down to the MOVE option. In the main menue of FILE NAVIGATION, scroll down to MUSIC. Now click the "M" button (the one next to the button with two arrows and one bar). A screen will come up that says that the file is being moved. The song will now be in the MUSIC folder.
You could use the COPY or DELETE features for their respected funtions if you want to when these functions appear.
Hello, Try resetting the MP3 Player. Turn it on, connect to your computer, press and hold the play button for 10 seconds and disconnect from your computer. wait 5 seconds and connect back to your computer. When charging always leave the MP3 player in the on position.