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Pad18
Nov 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
My ipod has been randomly skipping songs for no apparent reason. I returned it once to the store and they reset it and said it should work -- it didn't. The second time i went back they gave me a replacement, but that one had a problem with the touch pad, so i returned that one and got another replacement. At first it didn't skip any songs and now all of sudden, starting today it's happening again. I need help... =(



Fonzijr1964
Nov 11, 2008, 08:42 PM
take it back

sounds like u got a string of bad ones

Pad18
Nov 11, 2008, 10:59 PM
could it be my music?

Scarlet Fever
Nov 11, 2008, 11:18 PM
could it be my music?

Yes. How did you obtain your music? Illegally downloaded music has a much higher rate of failure than ripped CDs or music downloaded from legal services such as iTunes or Amazon.

Pad18
Nov 12, 2008, 11:20 AM
alot of them are ripped cd's but most of it is downloaded by torrents. but if my music is corrupted then how can it randomly skip songs? it doesnt make sense to have a song skip one time then the next time i listen to it it play the whole way through

cdcastillo
Nov 12, 2008, 01:35 PM
could it be my music?

Have you tried to make a list of the specific songs that skip and the ones that don't? That should be the only way to know if the problem is your music or the ipod... I mean, 2 out of 3 ipods with the same problem seems a little unlikekly to me, but it's not impossible.

zebbz
Nov 12, 2008, 05:49 PM
its usually when a file is corrupt so it just skips it
some of mine just skip like 3/4ths in or something

the way to fix it
presuming, it plays fine in itunes just not on your ipod

right-click the song(s) in itunes
and press convert to MP3 or something
and let apple reencode it
then put that newly reencoded version on the ipod

cant gurantee success, but from my own personal experience ive found this to almost always work

Pad18
Nov 12, 2008, 10:59 PM
the songs that skip are random...for instance i can listen to a song once, it'll skip, but then the second time it won't. it's completley random

nl2134
Nov 14, 2008, 06:29 PM
ya'll are insane, except for the OP.

It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the music files. I've got a lot of songs and they worked perfectly well on all of my previous iPod's (3G, 4G, Touch, Shuffle and Nano), however, it randomly skips on the iPod Classic. So OP, I have the problem too and it is irritating as SH! But it only happens once in awhile so I'm just letting it go for now. If it becomes a bigger issue in the future I'm going to return it.

lol downloaded files skip lolol I'm sorry but I just had to laugh. The player is faulty. I'm hoping they'll update it soon.

gixxerfool
Nov 14, 2008, 07:54 PM
I had a similar problem with my 4th gen 20 Gig. It wasn't completely random songs but rather songs in certain sectors. For example, songs under "D" wouldn't play through and in other areas as well, turned out I had a corrupted disc sector and ended up trading it in.

Techguy172
Nov 14, 2008, 08:36 PM
ya'll are insane, except for the OP.

It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the music files. I've got a lot of songs and they worked perfectly well on all of my previous iPod's (3G, 4G, Touch, Shuffle and Nano), however, it randomly skips on the iPod Classic. So OP, I have the problem too and it is irritating as SH! But it only happens once in awhile so I'm just letting it go for now. If it becomes a bigger issue in the future I'm going to return it.

lol downloaded files skip lolol I'm sorry but I just had to laugh. The player is faulty. I'm hoping they'll update it soon.

Downloaded Files can Skip. Maybe that's not the issue, but it is still is possible.

It's most likely the Firmware just wait until apple updates it. I don't but Quality is really Lacking at apple lately!

nl2134
Nov 14, 2008, 09:36 PM
Yeah, it can skip, but I guarantee that's not the issue. I just found it funny people immediately skipped to the generalization that perhaps music files were 'downloaded illegally' and those files were messing up the iPod when in fact the firmware was just ultra faulty.

This is what happens for me...

I turn on the iPod, play it out of my speakers when I'm cooking or washing dishes and suddenly the iPod just cuts off. Sometimes even, the iPod will restart. It's inexplicable and for me, somewhat unacceptable because of my 4G was perfect and never skipped, but man, gotta improve the firmware. If I'd be continuously playing music for maybe an hour, it'd probably cut off maybe 5 times or so. I can already feel my iPod breaking down anytime now.

marcdds
Nov 14, 2008, 10:15 PM
Why not just buy your songs from iTunes, or Rip them from your own CD's.
They will always play perfectly that way and sound great!

I bought some songs from Music Giant at 99bps. Great super HD quality. I had to rip them in MediaPlayer on windows to a CD, then import or Rip them into my itunes. They sound better than anything else.

D.M.S
Nov 15, 2008, 04:32 AM
my ipod has a sugar ant infestation ....
every so often i'll look down at it and it's covered in little ants like something out of a horror movie with cockroaches or worms or something

nick9191
Nov 15, 2008, 05:26 AM
my ipod has a sugar ant infestation ....
every so often i'll look down at it and it's covered in little ants like something out of a horror movie with cockroaches or worms or something
Where do you live? Some ants in some countries and areas are attracted to electronics.

mojohanna
Nov 15, 2008, 06:53 AM
my ipod has a sugar ant infestation ....
every so often i'll look down at it and it's covered in little ants like something out of a horror movie with cockroaches or worms or something

Pictures, pictures pictures!!!! please! I think it would look cool.:D

D.M.S
Nov 15, 2008, 06:53 AM
Australia.

It came from my car floor which i noticed has ants in it.microscopic little bastards.

Pad18
Nov 25, 2008, 11:10 PM
but this is the third time this is happening. so is it more likely it's my music and not the ipod itself?

Pad18
Nov 30, 2008, 09:27 PM
anyone?

elmateo487
Dec 1, 2008, 01:38 AM
My new classic has been doing the same thing, without any controllable variables, it will restart. Pisses me off, but it has only happened maybe 4 times.

cmooreou
Dec 1, 2008, 10:08 PM
i just got a 4th gen ipod photo off craigslist and it will skip songs that i got from a legal cd in the middle of the song, ive only had it for about 2 hours and just reset it so i could put my music on it.

any suggestions on how to fix it?

mattymac1000
Dec 2, 2008, 12:51 PM
I'm on my third iPod (Classic 120G) in about 1 1/2 months. Had skipping problems on both of them and the 2nd one restarted constantly. I just keep taking them back and they keep replacing them. Luckily I work within walking distance of an Apple Store.

I'll keep taking them back until the problem is fixed.

nl2134
Dec 18, 2008, 04:33 PM
btw, if you were not aware, this is an epic problem covering all iPod classics.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1713172&tstart=0

horrible job by Apple. their latest patch didn't even come close to working.