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Won't play songs

My i pod scrolls through the songs without playing them and without me pushing any buttons.

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The codec used to create your Mp3s etc... may not be compatible with your Ipod.. your Ipod will automatically Skip any songs it cannot play (encoded with incorrect codec).

Try using a MP3 editor to re-encode the troublesome songs

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Need to learn how to use a i-pod classic

Scrolling: move your finger clockwise to scroll up, and counterclockwise to scroll down.
Select/OK: center button
Menu: goes back to previous page. hold menu to go to main menu. you may chose what items you want in this menu under settings > main menu.
Music playback screen:
to fast forward, hold '<< or >>' OR press center button once, and use the dial. clockwise to go forwards, counter to go back. when done, wait, and the diamond will dissapear.
song ratings: Hit center twice then use the dial to enter amount of stars. is saved to iTunes next sync
Shuffle: three center clicks. can shuffle by album, or song. if it is off, it plays the playlist in order.
lyrics (If applicable): four clicks in is where you can view lyrics. if you do not have lyrics for a song input from itunes, four clicks will bring you back to the main song bar.
volume: simply rotate finger clockwise (+ vol) or counterclockwise (- vol). no Center button needed. must be in music screen. (aka, now playing.)
Hold switch: while active (orange showing) buttons and scroll wheel are deactivated to prevent accidental key clicks and volume changes.

For reference and more information:

these are some very basics I have written, I can definitely answer any specific how-to-iPodclassic questions.


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Trying to swicth off my i pod

Slide the Hold button on the top of the iPod so no red mark is visible. Press the main menu button until you see a long list of options (Artists Albums Songs Extras......) use the scroll wheel to find the sleep press and hold the center button in or Locate the Play/Pause button on the iPod. The Play/Pause button is at the bottom of the wheel around the select button. Press and hold the Play/Pause button until the unit powers off, about three to five seconds. Press any button on the iPod to turn the power on.

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How do I get my songs to be on shuffle? I go into (Random All) and I push the button in but the songs still play by the artist alphabetically

Hi, In the Playback mode on your Sansa player, press Submenu.

Scroll down to and select Shuffle.

Select Off or On.

Tips & Warnings

Depending on the number of songs you wish to play, be sure you have a play list set.

Hope it helped.

Have a nice day.

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How do i make the prolynkz zynxz shuffle the songs instead of playing them in alphabetical order

while playing a song , click the play button and a menu appears. scroll down to play mode and click the play button. scroll down snd click on shuffle.hit the return button

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My i pod video plays then dosent

Check that the songs you have uploaded onto your IPod are AAC files. Otherwise the iPod will not play them. Also clean the wheel if its grubby or in a case as sometimes this will not allow songs to be played.

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My 120 GB I pod classic Doesn't play the next song

Hi. Check that when you plug your iPod in that it isn't selected to "Shuffle," play which can happen if you are expecting to go through songs. There is also another reason and one I didnt know about until I took my iPod Classic back to my retailer thinking there was a problem;
If the songs on your iTunes or default device isn't an AAC file the iPod will fail to play it. On MAC systems simply click the file that you want to put onto your iPod, right click and scroll to "Get Info." If the file doesn't say it is an AAC file it won't play on your iPod. Scroll further down on the list to "Create AAC version." This takes milliseconds, doesn't affect the sound quality but condenses the data fit for the iPod Classic. Once that's done you can add any song you like.
Generally when you put a CD into a MAC it will automatically change the AIFF files into AAC which means you don't need to manually convert. AAC is usually needed when individual tracks are called up and put onto your iPod. I hope this helps you - it drove me nuts until I found out about the AAC.

Apr 02, 2009 | Apple iPod classic MP3 Player

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My IPod seems to be locked up. I can get a single tune to play repeatly, but it will not play like it did at first when it woulf play completelt whn on shuffle. It fully charged bur will not play unless...

I live close to a very large shopping area. I went to the Best Buy store, went to the "geek" counter and asked the young man on duty to look at my I Pod after telling him it appeared to be locked up. Within 1 minute he had it working correctly again. In some way unknown to me I had gone to settings and had told the i pod to play songs a number of times. He cancelled that setting and it worked like new. I remember telling you folks that iit appeared to be locked up and would only repeat the individual songs once over and over. He saw the trouble in seconds. I have extended my service contract but I wonder why. Thanks for your efforts to help me. William R. Andrews

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My songs are shuffled

Since you cannot see what you are doing on the screen, I will tell you what buttons to push to un-shuffle your songs. Press the buttons in the exact order I tell you. Ok. Turn off the mp3 player, then turn it back on. Press the little menu button. Push the left arrow button once. Press the play button 3 times slowly. You are now in the menu that gives you the following options to unshuffle your music:
1. Off
2. Repeat single Track
3. Shuffle/No Repeat
4. Repeat all Tracks
5. Repeat all With Shuffle

I'm guessing that you may have to push the down arrow once or the up arrow once. This should select the Repeat all Tracks option. After scrolling up or down one time, press the play button once, then the menu button twice. Now push play to start your music. If this does not work, you can set your player back to the default settings by pushing the menu button once, pushing left arrow once, hit the play button. Scroll down 5 times, hit the play button, and push down 3 times. Be careful, because if you do not push the down arrow THREE times, you might accidentally select the option of erasing the memory.Once you push down 3 times and hit the play button, push down once more to select Yes of reseting your player back to it's original settings. This should help you out.

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Each time i press play on a song,the screen says 'FORMAT ERROR'


Check the fomat of the song you are trying to play.

Check what are all the formats it can play.

And try playing them using the player compatible file formats.

Good Luck.

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Playing individual songs

no you can play individual songs go to your manule and you will see how to do it i havent one my self so i can,t exsplain how to do it ?

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