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Usb/ipod-no sound it reads ipod, lists the song playing, can thum through everything on the ipod, but there is no sound. Nothing comes up on screen stating any problems. Any ideas? I really dont want to have to pull it out again!!

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    Same problem here - it appears that many 5th Gen ipods are having this problem. Everything works fine minus the sound from both the headphone jack and auxiliary port on the bottom.



    Other threads recommended calling Apple's number to inquire about a replacement at 1-800-275-2273. I just tried, and because it is out of warranty they said there is nothing they can do. You may try anyway and see what happens.

  • Brooksey71 Aug 06, 2008

    yes that sounds stupid. yes volume is all the way up. Aux port has no sound, cd has no sound. the only sound i get is from the radio.

  • reed151 Jan 09, 2009

    I don't know if its the exact same problem, but similar. It will play most of the song but will all of a sudden just stop playing, but not every song, it played free bird all the way through, go figure, but it wont even play take the money and run halfway through. I know it doesn't make any difference what song it is but I was just baffled that it would play a 7 minute plus song but not a song less than 3. I scroll through the inputs back to usb and it will resume. I just put it in about 5 hours ago, so maybe I can figure out something.

  • gianni1972 Jan 24, 2009

    I have jsut received a new ford with a sony 6000 CD with multiuchanger. The glovebox contains aux in and a usb port. I have 2 separate 5th gen ipods and i have tried attaching each to the usb port. When I do this, the ipod displays the Ford logo, with the text also reading "ok to disconnect". The card radio display lists all the songs, and even the seconds counting up on the current track... BUT NO SOUND. Both the ipods do exactly the same thing. I have to assume the connection is fine as the car radio sees all the tracks. I have no idea what else to try...

  • philinaus Feb 02, 2009

    I recently bought an Eclipse CD5100 with

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    iPC-106 iPOD adaptor. When I connect my iPOD (160Gb Classic) it's recognised by the head unit and the 'playing' symbol is displayed on the iPod but no sound comes out & I can't scroll through or change tracks using the head unit. To make matters worse, the iPod remains 'frozen' after disonnecting and I have to do a 'reset' to get it working again. If I tehn re-connect to the Eclipse head unti it works OK. Weird eh?

  • keohak May 18, 2009

    My ipod will connect and display ford logo but no sound. I have usb connection with special ford cable. The song/playlists all display but no sound.

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Hi I have a Kenwood KDC-W5541u and the same problem: iPod appears to connect correctly and tracks appear to be playing, but no sound comes out. I checked that the iPod and cable worked fine with other devices, and concluded that the kenwood was the problem. I found a tiny "reset" button beside the headphone jack, which I pushed in, and when I turned the system back on, it was working again.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

Turn the volume up ******

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Sounds stupid but did you turn up volume on ipod?

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