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A Little Help Setting up the Ipod Shuffle

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Captain Xarzu, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Captain Xarzu

    #1
    Hello Forum

    I was given an Ipod Shuffle months ago as a gift.
    I let it sit around for several weeks and I guess
    now that might have been a bad thing to do because
    I think this might have killed some battery.

    Here is how it performs. When I plug the Ipod Shuffle
    into a USB port, my computer recognizes it ok. In fact,
    I am able to open up the Icon of the device under my
    Windows XP "My Computer" and see the contents of the IPOD.

    After I safely remove the device from my computer and I move
    the button on the back so that the green bar is displayed and
    I push the play/pause button, the light display flashes green and
    yellow a few times and then nothing.

    What is wrong and how can I fix it?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    iSaint

    #2
    Keep it attached to your computer for an hour or two to see if it charges fully.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    thejakill

    #3
    every couple of months my shuffle stops working correctly. i just go and restore it. you might need to do that.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

    Captain Xarzu

    #4
    The problem seemed to be that I was not using ITunes. XP lets you drag and drop files into a device connected to the USB port as if the device was a flash drive.

    The good news is that now I am able to listen to my songs and use my IPod Shuffel :)

    In iTunes I noticed in the settings display for my IPod it has a huge area that is not any of my music files. Is this some sort of operating system on the IPod?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    Tom B.

    #5
    Did you delete all the songs that you tried to put on the iPod via Windows Explorer? If not that is probably them.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

    Captain Xarzu

    #6
    That did the trick.

    Looking at the contents without using ITunes allowed me to see songs I had put on the device back when I was using it as a sort of zip disk without itunes installed. Those songs were on the root directory of the IPod and also they were not listed on ITunes. Once I removed those songs, the orange area disappeared.
     

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