My 4 GB Nano will not play music (I don't have any vidoes, so I don't know if those work.) All the menus work, but when I load up a playlist, a song will appear, and the "play" symbol appears in the upper corner, but the song does not actually play. The song timer/clock stays at 0:00. I have tried suffling through all my songs, but none of them will play. It is almost as if the IPOD is stuck on "pause" even though it is on "play." The IPOD had been working fine, then I headed out on a 14 hour drive all excited to listen to my music, but 20 minutes into my trip, this problem started. Now, three days later, it still won't work. I am about to head back home, and would really like to be able to listen to the IPOD during the drive. Any advice for this frustrated user?
First, do a reset, which you can do by holding the menu key( top key) and the middle circular key at the same time for at least 10 seconds. u will see an apple on your screen for about 5 seconds or more, no longer than 15 sec, and ur ipod will turn back on. that might work. if it doesnt, just hope a specalist on this site, which trust me, dere is a ton of them, can help you.
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Re: Songs will not play!
I AM THE ANTIMAC! (Get a Zune - or any other generic mp3 player)
Hrrmm, could it be the file format? iPod plays m4a files, so if they're wma or something like that, it won't work. Have you played the current songs on it before with any luck? Did it stop in the middle of a song, at the end of a song or did it not work at all? With what method did you get the music on there? Download (Free/at cost?), Ripped from CD (What format? Using what program?).
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To download songs to iPod nano:
m Simply connect iPod nano to your computer. If iPod nano is set to update
automatically, the download begins.
Important: The first time you connect iPod nano to a computer, a message asks if you
want to transfer songs automatically. If you accept, all songs, audiobooks, and other
items are deleted from iPod nano and replaced with the songs and other items from
that computer. If you don’t accept, you can still download songs to iPod nano manually
without deleting any of the songs already on iPod nano.
While music is being downloaded from your computer to iPod nano, the iTunes status
window shows progress, and the iPod nano icon in the Source list flashes red.
When the download is complete, a message in iTunes says “iPod update is complete.”
If you set iTunes to download music manually, you can reset it later to update iPod
nano automatically. For more information, see “Updating iPod nano Manually” on
To reset iTunes to update iPod nano automatically with all songs and playlists:
1 Open iTunes and select iPod nano in the Source list.
2 Click the Options button and click Music.
3 Select “Automatically update all songs and playlists.”
The download begins automatically.
if you need further assistance please let me know. Thanks, MIDWEst-tek
The ipod nanos the smallest product in the Apple iPod line. The fourth generation
Nano comes in two different capacities, each capable of holding
thousands of songs.
The fourth generation iPod Nano comes in 8 GB and 16 GB models. The 8
GB version can hold 2,000 songs, and the 16 GB version can hold 4,000
Song capacity estimates are based on music encoded in Apple's
proprietary format at a standard, average bitrate. The higher the
bitrate, the better the quality. Songs deviating from Apple's standard
(for example, CD-quality music or high bitrate MP3s) will use more disk
Nano's predecessor, the iPod Mini, was released on January 6, 2004, and
was available with a 4 GB hard drive. The Nano was first released on
September 7, 2005, and was the first iPod to use flash memory. It was
first available in 2 GB and 4 GB versions. The fourth generation Nano
was released on September 9, 2008.
The fourth generation iPod Nano is 3.6" tall and 1.5" wide.
The third generation Nano, released on September 5, 2007, was the first
Nano to feature video playback. Storing videos on Nano can dramatically
reduce the amount of songs it can hold.
I have an I-pod nano 4 gb. What I think is going on is you are loading full "wav" files. The 500 songs is predicated on low quality "mp3" songs. Normally, I-tunes will convert the "wav" file to an "mp3" file.
Check your music files on your computer and assure they are "mp3" files. If they are make sure your I-pod does not have other "stuff" on it. Use I-tunes to reset it an "like-new" condition (that removes all files)., then use I-tunes to re-install your music.
If you are downloading files from the I-tunes store make sure they are safe so you do not loose your investment in tunes.
Since they are from cd's make sure the ripped files are safe, then try a re-install.