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Q: I’ve recently noticed a quirk that my iPod seems to have developed. For some reason, some songs played on my iPod don’t play completely through, but instead play for only about maybe 30 seconds, them moving on to the next song.

Curiously, the problem seems to only appear when I am playing a whole list of songs, whether it be a playlist, an artist, etc. When isolated on their own, the songs that had skipped play all the way through without an issue. There doesn’t seem to be any particular songs that this happens to.

What could the problem possibly be? Hardware? Software?

- Paulo

A: Because it’s only happening to a list of songs, we’d suspect that one of the iPod’s song buffer RAM chips has died, preventing it from maintaining more than a couple songs worth of data at once.

However, it’s rarely helpful to jump straight to a hardware explanation. First, you should try restoring your iPod to factory settings, and reloading your iPod from your iTunes library. If this fresh load helps, you’re set without needing to contact Apple.

For further software-oriented troubleshooting, try doing this same procedure, but synchronize to a friend’s iPod music library instead. If the problem still persists, you have a set of excellent troubleshooting evidence that the problem is hardware related, and the getting the iPod checked out at a retail Apple Store (or through Apple Support) will be a more straight-forward process. Good luck!

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Comments

1

Hi, I am thinking about buying the new Newmark single ipod mixer, here are my questions:

Is it compatible with a dj booth system at a club.
How many watt speakers can it handle, it is strong enough to dj approx 100-500 people and I just hook it up and go???
When it comes out in Aug- how much will it be approx $$$......is it less that the double ipod mixer???

Thanks, dj enigma

Posted by dj enigma on April 6, 2006 at 10:07 PM (CDT)

2

I have 3g 20gb ipod with hard drive problem(picture of hard drive with exclamation mark.
I have tried reseting but still wont go away, then I tried to restore it but the ipod updater software keeps on saying that my ipod cannot be mounted and it wont let me restore it.  Could anybody help me cause no ipod is like loosing a leg.

Thanks

Gordon

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Posted by gedmonds on April 7, 2006 at 10:57 AM (CDT)

3

i have a 20gb ipod ,the problem i am having is my pc does not reconize my ipod ,i try to formata it but it does not respond ,i think my hard drive is going bad.i would like to format my hard drive an restore my songs

Posted by smallpj on April 8, 2006 at 9:31 PM (CDT)

4

I have read many reviews on importing Audiobooks, however, I already have several audiobooks or ‘self help’ audio files saved on my hard drive.  Is there any way for me to import these files into iTunes as an audiobook, or am I doomed to have them be considered as ‘music’?

Posted by Guardian1834 on April 9, 2006 at 4:08 AM (CDT)

5

I started using my Ipod on one computer and I downloaded videos to it. I don’t ever remember seeing a video file in itunes under my ipod so I created my own file labeled videos. The main menu on my ipod lists music, photos, video and so on, but it doesn’t show the same files in itunes. Now that i downloaded itunes on my personal computer I can’t find and i am not able to delete any of my old videos in itunes. I can watch them on my ipod but they are nowhere to be found in itunes. How can I delete my videos and why don’t I automatically have a video folder in Itunes?

Posted by RANA on April 9, 2006 at 11:54 PM (CDT)

6

Please tell me of a free mp3 ripper for os x
thanks

Posted by tommpppp on April 10, 2006 at 10:26 AM (CDT)

7

OS X ... MP3 ripper ... iTunes.  You have the option to have it rip to Apples Format or MP3

Posted by zshiner on April 15, 2006 at 9:51 AM (CDT)

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