I have had 4 of these ipods, all because they keep breaking. i keep trading broken ones in again. i don't know why. all the broken ipods exhibit the same "symptoms." they stop playing songs and videos, but you can still maneuver around the screens, using the buttons and wheel. none of the games are playable, and, if the ipod is reset (a difficult task with this kind), it dies. black screen, no responses, no revival. is it me, or a faulty product? what do i do?
I was having the same exact problems, wouldn't play any songs all of the suddend and none of the games worked. I tried resetting it a few times but nothing for a minute or too after...then I got the apple screen, it reset and all of the sudden it started working again, game and all!
THANK YOU !!!! I WAS SO WORRIED THAT IT WAS A GONNER ! I'VE HAD MY NANO 3RD GEN. SINCE CHRISTMAS ! IT HAS BEEN A GOOD ONE EVEN DROPPED IN THE TUB A COUPLE OF TIMES . JUST LET IT DRY OUT FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE USING IT AND IT WORKED JUST FINE . I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT CRASHED THIS TIME WAS USING IT JUST FINE THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT JUST STOPPED ! BUT I'M VERY HAPPY I WORKS NOW SO THANK YOU !
What Dyme-Piece said worked, thanx sooo much! But there is one downside to it, I did it to my iPod and I have a feeling that you shouldn't do this everything unless you're in a desperate stituation, becuz it's like registry cleaning your computer, it works but the less you could use it the less you should. Still, a VERY good solution
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The shuffle setting is essentially random, which does _not_ mean that
you won't hear the same song again until all other songs play. You might
even hear the same song twice in a row, I suppose.
Are you hearing the same group of songs, and your other songs _never_ play?
If you scroll manually to a song that you haven't heard, and start play
from there, does it revert to that same group songs, or play on to
All else failing, have you tried to restore your iPod?
Have you tried changing the playback settings in your iTunes
preferences? You should be able to adjust the setting to make it _less_
likely for songs to repeat. I don't know how that would transfer to the
Test the songs that are not playing on the iPod in iTunes and see if the original file is still playable on iTunes if the song still plays re-sync your iPod could be when iTunes copied the song it must have failed or timed out, if that fails re-syncing try restoring you iPod Nano i have had this problem before and I just re-synced and it worked fine!
Press and hold the center button while holding down the menu button. This will reboot your Ipod. Check your IPod cable to see if its shorted. If might have transferred a song and crash in the middle of the transfer.
A couple possibilities:
The songs that you have loaded onto the IPod may have fixed-term or limited licenses - if you don't resync to your music svc every 30 days or let your subscription lapse, they become unplayable over time.
This would not explain the games, however. On every Windows-based computer, the iPod can play in 2 modes - msd or mtp mode. If you alternate between these two modes, certain file types become hidden to the player itself, and thus become unusable. I can tell you how to resolve this, but it takes a lot of time, effort, and space: write me back, and let me know if you want me to tell you more.
What type of computer do you have, and what type of OS are you using? Windows XP? Macintosh? Windows Vista?
Turn repeat off in the menu.
Setting iPod nano to Repeat Songs
You can set iPod nano to repeat a song over and over, or to repeat a sequence of
songs. iPod nano repeats songs within the list you choose to play.
To set iPod nano to repeat songs:
m Choose Settings from the iPod nano main menu.
â To repeat all songs in the list, set Repeat to All.
â To repeat one song over and over, set Repeat to One.
To turn repat off, go to Repeat off.