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IPOD Shuffle Can not figure out why it won't play music. The lights flash between orange and green. It is fully charged. Any suggestions? Thanks, Lisa Beck

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  • chilisoap34 May 13, 2008

    whever i try to play music from my Apple iPod shuffle MP3 Player the light keeps flashing orange and green. I already tried fixing the format and properties already but nothing happened as a result.can someone tell me how to fix it?

  • llmacka May 17, 2008

    Ipod shuffle is fully charged but won't play music,light flashes green to orange.Itunes can't find the ipod when plugged into the computer.

  • ODHOTWATER Jul 06, 2008

    YES...ALL IT DOES IS BLINK YELLOW TO GREEN LIGHT.PLAYS MUSIC WHEN CONNECTED TO COMPUTER. BUT NOT ON IT'S OWN WITH HEADPHONES.I'VE ALREADY REFORMATTED AND IT'S FULLY CHARGED....BUT NO ACTION ONLY BLINKING GREEN TO YELLOW LIGHT OR VISE-VERSA



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Hi,

You can check these links :

My iPod shuffle has power, but isn't playing music

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1680?viewlocale=en_US

Not playing itunes

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1510?viewlocale=en_US

Light status info

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1407?viewlocale=en_US

Reset utility

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1238

Good Luck.

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Hi,Okay, well, I don't want to be a shill for Apple (I mean, heck, I had to buy my Shuffle, so it's not like they're sponsoring this in any way! :-) so let's talk about the color sequences and what they mean.

First off, there are a number of different functions that are denoted by different color sequences, so flashing green might mean one thing when you're listening to music, and something else entirely when it's plugged in and charging or syncing with your PC.

The primary functions are powering on, charging, syncing, and general feedback. Let's look at each.

When you turn on your ipod shuffle, the light will indicate your current charge level:

green = 30-100% charge, you're good to cruise
orange = 10-30% charge, low, but still good for a short workout
red = less than 10% charge, time to plug it in
no light = too late, you've run out of juice

If you see an alternating pattern of green-orange-orange then your Shuffle's crashed or otherwise needs to be restored. Needless to say, that's not a good thing, but probably easy to fix when you hook it up to your PC or Mac.

When you're charging up your shuffle, there are three possible light states:

orange = charging
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flashing orange = busy, either syncing or in use as a remote disk

When you're playing some music, you can see visual feedback on what's happening and what state you're in:

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flashing green = you're in pause mode

Press and hold play and

green-orange-orange-orange = you've disabled your buttons
orange-green-green-green = you've reenabled your buttons

That's bound to be one where people panic and fear that they've broken their shuffles, I bet. If your buttons aren't working at all on your Apple iPod Shuffle 2nd Gen, then press and hold your Play button to see what light sequence you're given. This is also shown by the Shuffle flashing orange when you push a button too.

If your player flashes alternating green and orange, you have no music in the shuffle. This can be because it's fresh out of the box, or because, well, something's happened and the music has vanished. Either way, time to sync with your iTunes library.

If you're seeing a flashing red sequence, you're just about out of battery and just need to plug it in so it can charge up.

Finally, Apple has some good tech notes on the new Shuffle too that you might want to check out if you're still a bit baffled by this tiny engineering wonder: Understanding status light behavior, Shuffle Second Gen, Frequently Asked Questions and iPod Shuffle Support Overview.

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