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2nd Generation iPod Shuffle Wont Turn on and 3 orange lights sync

I plugged my 2nd Generation iPod shuffle into this plug trying to make it work on my Ipod Speakers but now my Ipod wont even turn on and when I plug it in, the iPod blinks three orange lights and then nothing else happens. Please help! ><

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  • gaara_546 Dec 05, 2008

    Never mind, I went to the Apple Store today and they replaced it. Thanks anyways. xD

  • zeikkennedy1 Apr 11, 2009

    my ipod keeps blinking three orange lights and my computor cant find the software pls help me

  • trave boss Apr 17, 2009

    please help me with my ipod shuffle 2nd generation it wont play music and it blinks orange

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ALLOW IPOD TO RUN DOWN..BY LEAVING ON.THEN FULLY CHARGE.TURN ON AND IT SHOULD RESET ITSELF IF NOT LET ME KNOW.I WILL ADVISE FURTHER.RICHARDM69

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It wont charge it blinks three times then stops


Hi,Okay, well, I don't want to be a shill for Apple (I mean, heck, I had to buy my Shuffle, so it's not like they're sponsoring this in any way! :-) so let's talk about the color sequences and what they mean.

First off, there are a number of different functions that are denoted by different color sequences, so flashing green might mean one thing when you're listening to music, and something else entirely when it's plugged in and charging or syncing with your PC.

The primary functions are powering on, charging, syncing, and general feedback. Let's look at each.

When you turn on your ipod shuffle, the light will indicate your current charge level:

green = 30-100% charge, you're good to cruise
orange = 10-30% charge, low, but still good for a short workout
red = less than 10% charge, time to plug it in
no light = too late, you've run out of juice

If you see an alternating pattern of green-orange-orange then your Shuffle's crashed or otherwise needs to be restored. Needless to say, that's not a good thing, but probably easy to fix when you hook it up to your PC or Mac.

When you're charging up your shuffle, there are three possible light states:

orange = charging
green = fully charged, unplug whenever you're ready to go
flashing orange = busy, either syncing or in use as a remote disk

When you're playing some music, you can see visual feedback on what's happening and what state you're in:

Press play and

solid green = you're playing music
flashing green = you're in pause mode

Press and hold play and

green-orange-orange-orange = you've disabled your buttons
orange-green-green-green = you've reenabled your buttons

That's bound to be one where people panic and fear that they've broken their shuffles, I bet. If your buttons aren't working at all on your Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen, then press and hold your Play button to see what light sequence you're given. This is also shown by the Shuffle flashing orange when you push a button too.

If your player flashes alternating green and orange, you have no music in the shuffle. This can be because it's fresh out of the box, or because, well, something's happened and the music has vanished. Either way, time to sync with your iTunes library.

If you're seeing a flashing red sequence, you're just about out of battery and just need to plug it in so it can charge up.

Finally, Apple has some good tech notes on the new Shuffle too that you might want to check out if you're still a bit baffled by this tiny engineering wonder: Understanding status light behavior, Shuffle Second Gen, Frequently Asked Questions and iPod Shuffle Support Overview.

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There are directions, replacement parts, and tools available at ifixit to allow you to replace the battery:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iPod-Shuffle-2nd-Generation-Battery-Replacement/3656/1

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Here's simple steps to cure the problem if your iPod shuffle won't play and does that green-yellow-green-yellow-green-yellow blinking thing:

  1. Plug in iPod shuffle
  2. You'll notice the "Podcasts" play list under your iPod volume.
  3. Delete the "Podcasts" playlist.
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  5. Unmount the iPod Shuffle and everything should be fine.
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If that doesn't work try the link below. It's for the iPod Shuffle (1st generation) restore utility.

Hope it helps.


http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1238

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