Question about Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player
I have a 5th generation ipod (30GB) i bought new laptop. restored my ipod to wipe it off to start over. I pluggued it in, it sync'd. Copied all 1556 songs and 956 photos.... i can listen to songs on ipod fine. But when i click on ipod when it is connected to itunes... the songs are gray and wont play.
they play in itune library.
they play ON ipod itself with earphones.
BUT... when ipod is connected to my laptop, and itunes pulls up... the songs are gray on ipod section (not itune library section)
what am i doing wrong?
THANK YOU ... i am so stressed over this! :)
Make sure that MANUALLY MANAGE MUSIC AND VIDEOS is checked.
You'll find it when you click your iPods name.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
This seems to be a common problem among certain users. Here is an explanation of why it occurs as well as a solution:
The songs displayed on the iPod "playlist" is merely a list, not a shortcut to the file. Basically, it is to show you what is on your iPod, and you cannot move the songs because you aren't manually syncing your iPod.
The solution to this is simple, as much of a pain as it might be: on the iPod screen, where the iPod's name is displayed as well as firmware version etc. there should be a box in the lower right hand corner that says "sync automatically". Once unchecked, you will be able to play and remove songs one by one, instead of iTunes combining them into a text list.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 11, 2008
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you might have to reset it to factory settings
The 4th generation iPod is a portable media device that can play music, videos, and display photos.
Occasionally, you may run into issues with the iPod where the player has trouble working.
Restoring your iPod to its factory settings will often correct any software issues the player may have by wiping all of the data off of the iPod, and restoring its software to its original condition.
Restoring your 4th generation iPod can be done in just a few minutes, and requires the help of your computer.
Connect your iPod to your computer using the included USB cable, just as if you were going to sync it to add music or other data.
Launch iTunes if it does not launch automatically, and select your 4th generation iPod from the list of devices on the left side of the screen.
This will launch information about your iPod in the main iTunes window.
Click the "Restore" button in the middle of the iTunes window to begin restoring your 4th generation iPod to its factory settings.
Your computer may ask you to enter an administrative username and password to continue. A progress bar will then appear letting you know the status of the restore.
Wait for the progress bar on the screen to finish and then disconnect your 4th generation iPod.
The iPod is now restored to its factory settings.
You can reattach the iPod to your computer and set it up again, just as you did the first time you used it.
hope this helps
also you could try This works on iPod 5th gen
click start control panel scroll to folder options tick in the box to show hidden files and holders
connect your Ipod to your computer
click start click click on you Ipod to open
then go Ipod controls device there should be a folder saying locked
right click select rename to open or delete the folder your Ipod should now be open
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