Question about Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1 GB) MP3 Player (MA564LL/A)

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IPod shuffle Second Gen problem

I put iPod shuffle on the charger it flashes 3 times an orange light for about 5 seconds and stops. My computer doesnt show that its connected and i cant turn my ipod on.

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2007

    The ipod gets plugged into my usb port flashes for 5 to 10 seconds then stops and will not charge

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    Actually i've formatted my ipod,so i think i've lost the supporting files from the device so please suggest any solution or steps that i,ve to take so that i can listen to music on my ipod.

  • SimPlicitY Nov 20, 2007

    Having exactly the same problem with sidlav....just bought it recently, working fine but one day i try to charge it because it was out of batt then orange light turns on for bout 6 secs and then flashes 3 times and my comp says the usb devices attached to this comp has malfuntioned and windows does not recognise it. Im using windows xp.....if anyone can help with the problem.......much appreciated...

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    my laptop wont sync or recignize

  • carlaa1 Feb 17, 2008

    flashes orange three times and says usb not recognized or has malfunctioned

  • haris 8 Mar 03, 2008

    when i connect my ipod to pc,it is working correctly but when i start itunes it doesnt sync,and in my computer,ipod is not showing and when i open the safely remove hardware option,the ipod device says"no drivers are installed for this device" please please help me................

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    i'm using windows vista, when i connect my ipod shuffle its saying that its empty and not giving me any options to put new tunes on?

  • wolfecry12 Mar 12, 2008

    My shuffle is not recognized when I plug it in. The same with memory sticks.

  • mahesh1984 Mar 18, 2008

    flashes orange three times and says usb not recognized or has malfunctioned

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Cannot sync it to my laptop to start charging it

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    I have the same problem... it says my device is not recognized and malfunctioned

  • Bedeee Nov 02, 2008

    when i put the ipod in the charger it lights up 3 time or more then stops and doesnt charge....whatt shouldd i do??

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    Same as above.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i have an ipod shuffle.. when i turn it on the light only blinks alternate orange and green then stops after afeww seconds.
    The musics wont play...



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Your ipod is just have to get another charger

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Apple recommends that iTunes customers using Windows Vista upgrade to iTunes 7.2 or later. If you are using an iPod with iTunes on Windows Vista, please review the important information in Knowledge Base document





Ejecting iPod using Windows Explorer on Windows Vista may corrupt iPod


Some customers may see the following message when connecting an iPod to iTunes 7.2 or later on a computer running Windows Vista.

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Microsoft has released an update for Windows Vista that addresses a situation where ejecting iPod from Windows Explorer or by using the "Safely Remove Hardware" feature in Windows Vista could corrupt your iPod. Apple recommends Windows Vista customers who own an iPod install this software update. For information on how to install this Microsoft hot fix, refer to the "Update your software" section below. Tip: iPod can always be ejected safely by choosing Eject iPod from the Controls menu within iTunes.

Update your software

Microsoft has made this Update for Windows Vista (KB936824) available via Windows Update as well as a separate download package. To download this update via Windows Update follow the steps below:

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, select Check for updates in the Security section. If the Control Panel is in Classic view, open Windows Update.
  3. Click the View available updates link and be sure that Update for Windows Vista (KB936824) is checked.
  4. Click Install.




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