While i was charging my ipod a box came up asking me if I wanted to update it so I said yes. then when I unplugged it the error message blinked saying it didn't have any songs on it, but while it's plugged up it says it does have songs on it. I also updated itunes to the newest version thinking that would help but it didn't. Please help!!!!!
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Re: iPod won't play after I updated it
Follow Apple's 5 R's: These are for Nano, but they apply to all iPods: Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with your iPod nano. If one of the following doesn’t help, read on for solutions to specific problems. â Reset your iPod nano. See “General Suggestions,” below. â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod nano in iTunes. â Restart your computer and make sure you have the latest software updates installed. â Reinstall iPod and iTunes software from the latest versions on the web. â Restore your iPod nano. See “Updating and Restoring iPod Software” on page whatever.
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The third generation of iPods includes iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch and iPod Nano. Installing the latest software for each of these models involves the same process and requires the latest version of iTunes to perform. The 3rd generation iPod Touch uses the same iOS 4 operating system that the iPhone uses. You can download the latest version of iTunes from the Apple website for free. With iTunes, you can install the most up-to-date software on any 3rd generation iPod for free as well.
Download iTunes from the Apple website or check for the latest update by clicking "Help" at the top of the screen. Scroll down to "Check for Updates." Open iTunes either by clicking its icon in the Start menu or by connecting your iPod to your computer with the sync cable. This cable looks like an ordinary USB cable with a special attachment on the end that plug into your iPod. If you have lost your original cable, you will need to purchase a replacement. Any type of iPod sync cable will work, as long as it is compatible with your 3rd generation model. Wait for iTunes to update or restore your iPod automatically. Enter your iPod's name in the top field when you are prompted. Check the box next to "Automatically update songs on my iPod" if you want iTunes to sync your hard drive's playlist with your iPod every time you plug in your iPod. Select your iPod from the "Source" list on the left side of the screen if you need to update your software. This will take you to a screen with links to iPod software updates. Click on "Check for Update" to look for the most up-to-date iPod software, and click "Download" and "Install" to install the software. Do not unplug your iPod during installation. Check the box next to "Automatically copy photos to my iPod" to sync a photo folder on your hard drive with an iPod with a color screen. Choose the folder you wish to sync with your iPod from the "Synchronize photos from" menu. Click "Next" to move to the final screen. Click "Register My iPod" to send your personal information to Apple and then click "Finish" to end the installation. Your iPod will appear in the "Source" list on the left side of the screen. Installing and Updating iPod Software http://support.apple.com/kb/ta38529?viewlocale=en_us - 1
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.
This is always tricky with 1st generation iPod touches. After a while they can't handle the new software anymore and some functions won't work anymore. Maybe try to downgrade the software. Otherwise you should probably get a new iPod.
make sure you have the latest version of Itunes on the PC... plug the Ipod to PC..check for IPOD updates... update IPOD if necessary ... you see the MP3 files on itune that are on the ipod? okay eject (always eject never ever by any means just unplug the ipod) the ipod now try to play a song
Hold in the play button for 10 seconds to reset. If that fails:
iPod shuffle Software Update and Restore
Apple periodically updates iPod shuffle software to improve performance or add
features. It is recommended that you update your iPod shuffle to use the latest
You can choose either to update or to restore the iPod shuffle software.
• If you choose to update, the software is updated, but your settings and songs are not
• If you choose to restore, all songs and data are erased from your iPod shuffle. All
iPod shuffle settings are restored to their original state.
To update or restore iPod shuffle with the latest software:
1 Go to www.apple.com/support/ipod and download the latest iPod Update. The update
has the latest software for all models of iPod.
2 Double-click the software install file and follow the onscreen instructions to install the
iPod shuffle Update.
3 Connect iPod shuffle to your computer and open iTunes. The iPod Updater application
If you’re using a Windows PC and the iPod Updater application doesn’t open
automatically, you can find the updater by choosing Start > All Programs > iPod.
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to update or restore iPod shuffle software.
If you use the iPod Updater application and it doesn’t see that iPod shuffle is
connected to your computer, turn iPod shuffle off and turn it on again.
Here are my directions: (I have the latest iTunes update)
1. Connect iPod to PC
2. Open iTunes
3. Click on icon of Nano
4. Click on Photos Tab
5. Deselect the box that says "Sync Photos from"
6. iTunes will then ask you if you no longer want to sync - tell it yes
7. iTunes will then ask you if you want to delete existing photos from your iPod - click on the box to delete all photos
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Here are Apple's Directions:
To delete photos from iPod nano:
1 Open iTunes, select iPod nano in the Source pane, and then click the Photos tab.
2 Select “Sync photos from:”
A On a Mac, choose iPhoto from the pop-up menu.
A On a Windows PC, choose Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the
3 Choose “Selected albums” and deselect the albums or collections you no longer want
on iPod nano.
4 Click Apply.
If iPod shuffle won’t turn on or respond â If the status light blinks orange when you press a button, the iPod shuffle buttons are disabled. Press and hold Play/Pause (’) for about three seconds, until the status light blinks green. â Connect iPod shuffle to a high-power USB port on your computer. Your iPod shuffle battery may need to be recharged. â Turn iPod shuffle off, wait five seconds, and then turn it on again. â You may need to restore iPod shuffle software. See “Updating and Restoring iPod shuffle Software” on page 26.