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Shows songs, but doesnt play them

Hi, hoping someone can help. I've had my nano for 6 months and it's been working fine. Today while I was moving through songs on a playlist it suddenly stopped. All the buttons and the scroll wheel are working fine. It lets me pick a song to play but it isn't actually playing them. It loads the song and shows the length etc but it isn't playing through it - it just stays showing that it has gone through 0 seconds. After a while, and not the full length of the song, it skips to the next one in the list and again doesn't play. I've tried turning it on and off, tried resetting the settings, tried leaving it alone for a while, etc, with no luck. I've also noticed that if I hold to forward into a song it jumps to the next one instead. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Shows songs, but doesnt play them

Have you tried holding the select (center) and menu buttons together? This will completely reset your iPod to its factory settings, whereupon you can plug it into your computer and sync your songs back.

I'd recommend restoring the firmware to the latest version as well, even if you had the most current version installed, as this will usually aid with these kinds of software-induced problems.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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