When i try to restore my ipod to remove all the songs it says there and error and it doenst do it. i also try to put more songs on it and it just says my ipod cannot be found. i realy have no idea what to do. any help would be great. thank you x
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You can uncheck the songs on iTunes library first, and then sync iPod with iTunes, the songs will be deleted from your iPod. Or you may try this iTunes alternative, it's easy to delete your iPod songs, videos and photos. http://www.reviewstown.com/itunes-alternative.html
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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.
Hi there, When you go into the ipod section on iTunes, click the music tab, make sure 'sync music' is checked and 'selected playlists:' is also, then check the playlist you want to use. Click 'sync' button
If that don't work go back to the summary tab and hit 'restore' and follow the instructions to reset the ipod, resync and all should be fine.
criss - yeah, this player does not play songs without earphones
The 5 Rs: Reset, Retry, Restart, Reinstall, Restore
Remember these five basic suggestions if you have a problem with iPod shuffle. Try
these steps one at a time until the problem is resolved. If one of the following doesn’t
help, read on for solutions to specific problems.
â Reset iPod shuffle by turning it off, waiting five seconds, and then turning it back on
â Retry with a different USB port if you cannot see iPod shuffle in iTunes.
â Restart your computer, and make sure you have the latest software updates
â Reinstall iTunes software from the latest version on the web.
â Restore iPod shuffle. See “Updating and Restoring iPod shuffle Software” on
When restoring or updating an iPod in iTunes 7 or later, you may see a dialog reporting "An unknown error has occurred" followed by the error number 1415, 1417, 1418, or 1428.
You can either do a restore: Connect to your computer and open itunes. When you first open itunes you should be in "Devices" Make sure you're in the "Summary" tab and you will have a button that says "Restore" Click that and it will do the rest.
Or Sync with an itunes library that has no files on it, this will also remove the files from your ipod.
From Apple.com Support Website.
If the front status light on your iPod shuffle blinks orange and green when you press any button, then your iPod shuffle is experiencing some type of error. Try these troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.
To troubleshoot the iPod shuffle error light:
1. Turn off your iPod shuffle
2. Wait a few seconds
3. Turn your iPod shuffle back on again
If this does not resolve the problem:
1. Check to make sure there are songs on your iPod shuffle
2. Use iTunes to add songs to iPod shuffle and try again
If your iPod shuffle continues to display a blinking orange and green light, use iPod Updater 2005-02-11 or later to restore iPod shuffle, and then add songs with iTunes.
If your iPod shuffle still shows a blinking orange and green light after trying all of the above steps, your iPod shuffle may need service.
Best of Luck.