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My iPod keeps pausing!!

I would be sitting there walking or driving and all of a sudden my iPod pauses. I know I have all the newest updates for it and I know everything is installed right. Do these iPods have a firmware update so that I can have this problem resolved? Like I know that it has never been dropped at all and was never opened in anyway, so I dont know why its pausing once and a while

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  • attaboy1 Aug 06, 2008

    Started having the same problem when I got a new headphone, thought it was the first and got a new philips. it even got wost, I can barely play a song without the ipod pausing four or five times.



    Got back the old ones that came with the ipod and the problem seems to disappear. The problem seems to be the jack plug receptor on the ipod. The standard plugs are slightly loose on it, and it triggers the auto pause mechanism on the ipod when there is slight movement. This could even be as a result of the ipod drive spinning.

  • Frogarg Sep 13, 2008

    I would be sitting there walking or driving and all of a sudden my iPod pauses. I know I have all the newest updates for it and I know everything is installed right. Do these iPods have a firmware update so that I can have this problem resolved? Like I know that it has never been dropped at all and was never opened in anyway, so I dont know why its pausing once and a while

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I got this fix from someone on one of these forums so I can't take the credit. It seems to sort the problem out though. Basically the ipod firmware auto pauses when you take the headphones out. Sometime the jack is so sensitive (especially if you buy new phones), that it thinks that you have removed them when you haven't. There is no way of turning this function off (that I know of). However, if you install Rockbox instead (a different operating system that has loads more functionality) then you can switch this function off, resolving the problem.
The only drawback is that you have to work with Rockbox. I only downloaded it last night but it looks pretty neat, way better than the default ipod one.
To switch it off you go to

Settings > Playback Settings > Pause on Headphone unplug > then there are 3 options to play with.

It's worked for me and stopped the infuriating pausing of tracks sometimes a dozen times per track. Relief!

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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I found that the headphone jack had become worn through heavy usage, so would kick in the sensor which detects the headphones being removed. It does depend which Ipod you have, in my case the 80gb classic has a detached headphone/hold assembly which can be replaced for a fiver from ebay, including some which provide you the tools to prise the case open. Its attached to a separate ribbon cable and is fairly easy to replace. No guarantees but was a cheap foix for me.

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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From the sound of it you had the same problem i did, when you sit you are pushing the jack too far into the socket and the ipod pauses. The solution is going to sound a bit weird but believe me it works. Put a tiny drop of super glue at the top of the phone jack about 0.5 mm. This stops the jack being pushed to far into the hole.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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Try a reset and a restore

http://www.fixya.com/support/r561901-ipod_problems_start_5_solutions

reset on top and restore at the bottom.

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