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Ipod shuffle I plug it in, charge it, download, try to listen, blink green, then yellow, then off within 10 seconds. It used to work. Do I have to restore? I tried but couldn't find "Summary" under "Device" as the online help manual instructed.

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  • jbjb Apr 13, 2009

    Thanks, but does this little shuffle have a replaceable battery? There's no mention of it in the manual...

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Looks like you have a hardware problem. Like the battery needs to be replaced since these color inicators are telling you when the machine is chargeing or charged. Look at iFixit.com for your specific model under troubleshooting. Then you can see what they are charging for the parts.
You should be able to find a place that you can send it to for a flat rate charge including shipping.
Peter

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  • peter schmitt Apr 13, 2009

    Is this shuffle something you plug in to recharge it?  Than it has a battery. PLEASE go to the iFixit.com site in order to see exactly what you have and what can be done for it. You never posted any specs on your shuffle so I gave you the best advice I could. I have offered you a way to go in order to fix it or get the parts or get an idea of what it entails. So if you send it somewhere to be repaired, you will know what they are charging you for.


    Before you add any more questions, go and do a little bit of research. I even gave you the website to go to already twice.

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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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