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It wont play my music!!

I lost my instruction book and when i turn it on an orange light flashes and my music wont play...

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Here is a link to the full user's manual. There is a section on troubleshooting which suggests using "The 5 R's" - a simple reset will probably work, but other methods are described:
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPodshuffleUserGuide.pdf

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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