Question about Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation MP3 Player

1 Answer

IPod won't play after I updated it

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!!!!!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 8,596 Answers

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.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

3rd Generation iPod Touch


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

Apr 15, 2013 | Apple iPod MP3 & Digital Media Players

1 Answer

When I turn on my ipod shuffle & hit play it blinks green and orange several times and won't play


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.

b>

Feb 12, 2013 | Apple iPod Shuffle Second Gen.1 GB MP3...

1 Answer

IPOD is diabled cant conect to itunes


Hi, can really say much about your problem now. I think i can help out.
First might not know if you connected it properly with the iTunes .

All i can do is togive you the right steps to connect iPod touch with iTunes. Hope that will help.

Below are the steps to use iPod with iTunes.


How to Use iTunes With an iPod

Using iTunes with an iPod is not difficult since iTunes are designed for iPods. Your iPod can use iTunes as well as other MP3 files with ease. Below is a list of steps to help you use iTunes with an iPod.
Instructions


Turn on your computer and open your iTunes program.
Now connect your iPod with your FireWire. You should have received a compatible cord for connecting your computer to your iPod when you purchased it. Connect the cord to your iPod and then connect it to a USB port on your computer.

Use the "Set Up Assistant" to enter in a name for your iPod and select "Automatic Update" option if you want to put all of your songs on to your iPod. "Automatic Update" will allow you to update your iPod easily every time you add songs to iTunes.

Click on "Register" your iPod and enter in your product information on the iTunes Web site.

Click on "Done," which is located at the bottom of the box, and you will receive a message saying that your iPod is being updated.

When the update is finished, click on the "Eject iPod" button on the bottom of the page. You will be instructed to remove the iPod when it is safe to do so.


Unplug the FireWire from your computer first and then disconnect the wire from your iPod carefully.





Tips & Warnings

Choose "Manual" if you do not want all of your iTunes songs on your iPod. If you use
manual you can select which songs you want to transfer.

Your iPod will automatically update after linking for the first time.

In "Automatic Update" mode, you cannot edit your songs on your iPod.

Make sure you have enough memory on your iPod.



Have a nice day.

Feb 16, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

My ipod doesnot plays any songs.


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

Dec 26, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

I update my ipod with itunes new update softwae but my ipod asking aduptor charging


Unfortunately, a itunes update is not related to the power supply on your iPod. You have to charge it.

Jun 14, 2010 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

My IPOD NANO 8gb 3rd gen just hung up after charging it normaly.How so I fix that?


Tips:- Charge you Apple ipod with original Charger which comes with Apple ipod box as a accessories.

Solution:- Charge it will original charger & Connect this ipod to iTunes & just restore the ipod or update iPod software to latest version.

Feel free to ask your further queries to us.

After that all it will work fine 100% .

Thanks.
Happy to help you.

Apr 25, 2010 | Apple iPod nano MP3 Player

1 Answer

I Pod shuffle (2nd. generation) won't hold a charge


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
software.
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
affected.
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
opens.
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.

Mar 15, 2009 | Apple iPod shuffle Second Gen. Silver (1...

1 Answer

Photos


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

Voila!

-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
pop-up menu.
3 Choose “Selected albums” and deselect the albums or collections you no longer want
on iPod nano.
4 Click Apply.

Feb 20, 2009 | Apple iPod nano

1 Answer

My iPod shuffle will not charge


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.

Jun 25, 2008 | Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod shuffle 3rd Generation MP3 Player Logo

Related Topics:

76 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

nexrad_chris

Level 2 Expert

117 Answers

Are you an Apple MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...