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

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My Ipod shuffle does not work, when I switch on the ipod, I see orange light on and does not show green. I charged the battery for more than 4 hours. Can anyone help ne why is this happening and where might be the problem

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2008

    Mine will not work as well. I am assuming that the battery is dead. I have searched a bunch of places to see if I can buy a new battery or have someone fix it but I can't find any places that repair them. Anyone know any place that can help me??? I would appreciate it!

  • Tia-G Feb 02, 2008

    I just got my shffle a few months ago so it's prety new. I tried downloading music to it and I thought it worked. I charged it over night and when i tried to play it it just bliknked oarnge,green, orange, green, orange, green. So i thought it just was paused. it did the same thing when I pushed the middle button. I don't know why is it doing this. cansomeone pleasehelp me?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2008

    i try to download music to my ipod shuffle and i get a green and orange blink instead of the solid green why is that no music plays and i follow all of the easy instructions im using itunes and im not slow. What is it?

  • Little1Loves May 13, 2008

    My shuffle will not charge. When I turn it on it blinks orange and green and when I put it on the charger it is not detected by computor. If I put it on and leave it on the shuffle it is green for a few seconds but as soon as I remove it and try to listen to it it reverts to flashing orange and green.

  • dinny35 May 13, 2008

    my ipod shuffle flashes an amber light all the time when connected to the pc, when removed it on stays green for a few seconds an reverts to flash green to amber. I can download music. Any help would be apreciated

  • Anonymous May 15, 2008

    Yes it not to be on position automatically its off when we try to on it plese give details about it.

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    It will not turn on at all, a flashing yellow light appears when we try to and then it turns off. It has been charging for two days now.

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    my apple ipod is not charging , since i brought it from the shope spencer near mushirabhad

  • Kikeed May 25, 2008

    We bought two iPod shuffles 2 days ago, one charged while connected to a pc while the other one just keeps blinking orange. Could it be that this particular iPod is defective? Or would purchasing the wall charger fix the problem? I've tried changing docks and have also used two different computers.

  • Stampie May 27, 2008

    I charged my ipod for over 4 hours and the orange light is still on while it's charging it and my headphones won't work

  • kaliesha davis Jun 03, 2008

    my ipod does the same thing but when i charge don't charge

  • kaliesha davis Jun 03, 2008

    mine does the same thing but when i charge it it don't charge

  • praveenshain Jul 08, 2008

    I have an iPod Shuffle. Couple of days also it is working fine. Now it is not working. When I insert the USB in the port, now it is not even detecting my iPod. Nothing is happening. Can anybody help me in the same.

  • mohitgairola Jul 08, 2008

    My Ipod shuffle does not work, when I switch on the ipod, I see orange light on and does not show green

  • Jaya kumar Jul 08, 2008

    Same prablem

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    i have chrged it for long timme still it does not work

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    i have an ipod shuffle and i just put it in to a different computer and took all my songs on and put new songs on now the ipod shuffle will not play and when its on the charger it flashes yellow

  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008


  • Anonymous Jul 20, 2008

    well every time i put my ipod shuffle on the charger all it does is blink orange and then when i turn it on it just goes blank. can you help? thanks!

  • je_cabalit Jul 21, 2008

    have an ipod shuffle and i just put it in to a different computer and
    took all my songs on and put new songs on now the ipod shuffle will not
    play and when its on the charger it flashes yellow

  • girly_girl82 Aug 02, 2008

    i bought two ipot shuffles and they both cant work im just wondering if you could send me other one's

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    One Day in class,I charged my ipod on my teachers computer, then after that, my ipod had stop reconizing on my own personal computer

    PLZ help me

  • rach_cress Aug 12, 2008

    i have a new ipod shuffle. i have had it for about 4 months and it will not turn on at all. does anyone no why?

  • nexpa Aug 12, 2008

    I plug in my ipod shufle to my computer, an orange light blinks twice, but then never charges. No other lights come on. " usb devise not recognized "also shows on the screen. It is like the contact is not good with the charger, so I have tried to push it in, or together so the contact is better. No help.

  • lilladyme30 Aug 21, 2008

    I have charged my ipod for a week. While it is charging, a orange light appears. When I turn it on, a orange light appears. What's going on?

  • cb12 Aug 25, 2008

    My ipod shuffle is fully charged, cause the light is green, though every time I try to turn it on, it shows no sign of life at all. What is wrong?

  • scoobydoo871 Sep 07, 2008

    My Ipod shuffle does not work, when I switch on the ipod, I see orange light on and does not show green. I charged the battery for more than 4 hours.

  • huntdevin Sep 26, 2008

    my ipod shuffle is flashing green and orange and it says i have no music on it

  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    i just got it and put a lot of music on it but will not play

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    when i press the play button, it flashes green and orange

  • Kristie Lee May 11, 2010

    My Ipod Shuffle use to always work.

    But then after this one time when i put music into it, it never worked after that. The orange light flashes a lot of times, and on the manual its says i need to repair the databse. Im wondering how do we repair it? Can anyone help me?



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I am not sure about the 1st generation but the 2nd generation definitely charges via the USB connection. If you don't hear the music its because there are no songs on your device. When you initially add songs, they go to the Library in iTunes, not the Shuffle. Just drag and drop your songs from the "Library" to your "Device" in iTunes and then you'll notice them get sync'd with the Shuffle.

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Shuffle wont charge from computor. need to buy alternate charger at wal-mart or elsewhere, charges from elect plug or car.

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You ipot is stupid its not working

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Solution #1 worked for us!!! YAY!!!

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

Try the Ipod(shuffle) reset utility.....

hope it solves your problems,


Posted on Jun 13, 2008

Buy a cherger or ihome I have the same problem

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mine has been charging all night on a live computer and it is still linking orange should i disconnect it?

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The Apple iPod shuffle is a digital music player that contains a single indicator light that relays information about the device's battery condition, computer connection and any errors the device is having. The indicator light is capable of blinking red, green or orange as well as displaying a steady red, green or orange light. The iPod Shuffle includes a Universal Serial Bus interface and buttons on the front of the device for controlling music files.

Blinking Orange A blinking orange light indicates the iPod Shuffle is receiving an update via iTunes to the device's internal components. The update could include a patch to repair an error the player encountered once before, an update to the player's file-saving software, or a combination of security, repair and software updates. Updates are free and automatically sent directly from Apple through iTunes to your iPod shuffle before a sync process starts. Disconnecting iPod Shuffle When the player's light is blinking orange, do not unplug the device from your computer's USB port this will stop the update process and possible corrupt the device's internal hard drive. Let the update process and sync process finish before clicking "Eject" within iTunes and removing the player. Disk Use Enabled If you use your iPod Shuffle as a flash drive and not as a music player, a blinking orange light means that the device is connected to your computer and ready to accept files. The "Disk Use" enabled setting is changeable within iTunes if you decide to use your iPod Shuffle for music storage instead of file storage. When set up as a flash drive, the iPod Shuffle is assigned a drive letter by your computer's operating system and the drive lets you "drag and drop" files to the device. b> Charging If your iPod shuffle's battery is completely depleted or low on charge, connect the player to your computer immediately for charging then leave it connected to receive any updates to the device's software and internal components. Its indicator light may or may not blink orange until after it is fully charged. If the battery is low on charge or completely depleted, you may receive an error stating that the iPod is corrupt or needs restoring, close the error message and let the device fully charge.


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Here's simple steps to cure the problem if your iPod shuffle won't play and does that green-yellow-green-yellow-green-yellow blinking thing:

  1. Plug in iPod shuffle
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  3. Delete the "Podcasts" playlist.
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Dont forget to charge your iPod and of course, load some songs to it.. =)

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