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Q: I have an odd question about some podcasts. Recently, episodes from two of my podcasts (“This American Life” and “NOVA ScienceNOW”) have been causing my iPod 5G to reset. As soon as I attempt to play the episodes, the screen goes dark, and the silver Apple logo comes on the screen. Even old episodes that previously played fine on the iPod are causing this to happen, and it’s only happening with those two podcasts (out of the dozen or so that I subscribe to). Is this a problem/bug with my iPod? How can I fix it?

- Jason

A: This is a known bug in the current iPod firmware, and, thankfully, it’s easy to work around.

The bug involves single-channel (mono) encoded podcasts, and the iPod’s equalizer. Quite simply, if the equalizer is activated, attempting to play any mono podcast will reset the iPod. Until the bug is fixed, you can avoid this problem my disabling the iPod’s equalizer before playing these podcasts.

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I have a 2005 ipod and I can not het it to turn on or do anything. I have tried to charge it over night and the only thing it will do is show the apple on th screen…can you help?

Posted by Celeste13 on December 1, 2006 at 9:51 AM (PDT)

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Can I control the order of my photos in my different photo albums. I would prefer they just go in order from newest to oldest but I find photos I just added show up in the middle of the album. This is on the Touch which I am very impressed with. Also my date and time reset often and it appears tied to Podcast syncs. I stopped all of my subscriptions to Podcasts but still face resets about 1/2 the times that I sync.  THANKS !!!

Posted by ShawnK on January 30, 2008 at 6:59 AM (PDT)

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