Does the Ipod skip?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by knights, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. knights macrumors member

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    A friend told me that there is a problem with Ipods where after 20 minutes of use, they start to skip. I've never heard that. Have you?
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    No, the iPod does not skip. Unless it has a hardware problem of some kind, all iPods play music just fine.
     
  3. knights thread starter macrumors member

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    So there is no issue with the older ipods with moving parts compared to the new ones which are compact flash (or something like it)?
     
  4. TheMasin9 macrumors 6502a

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    no problems here

    i have not had any problems and im on my third ipod, no skipping no problems no nothing.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    If it's skipping, then it's indicative of a harddrive problem. You should look your friend square i the face and say: "If they all had a problem with skipping after 20 minutes, how could Apple have sold hundreds of millions of them?". And then punch him/her right in the nose. Twice.
     
  6. knights thread starter macrumors member

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    LMFAO! I think I'm gonna buy the ipod 30 GB. Whats the big deal with the nanos?
     
  7. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Uh....the size? The Nano's TINY.
     
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    It's not a kind of skipping, but the music loaded in the ram after 20 minutes is played and the ipod has to reload new music in the ram. Older ipods used to have this problem, and this was discussed a lot. I don't know about newer ipods. In real life you hardly notice it. This takes maybe a second or two longer between numbers, also had it a couple of times in numbers in my 2G 20GB ipod.
     
  10. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i've got a 2+ years old iPod 20GB, i've been riding my bike with it, doing all sorts of things, and i've never had it skip on me. it's fine, nothing to worry about.
     
  11. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Mine skips when I bash it against rocks. I think it's a bug in the software.
     
  12. Quark macrumors regular

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    Very, very, very rare defect

    I had one of those iPods that randomly jumped from one song to another even while in the middle of a song. You might consider this skipping. I contacted Apple support and they told me it was a defect in the iPod somewhere. The people in Apple Support sent me a new one right away. We're talking a 3-day turnaround. They sent me an overnight printable shipping label. I shipped it and they shipped the replacement the next day! Awesome!

    By the way, the same iPod that had the problem I described above was the 5th Generation video and it also had trouble loading the data into the memory card. Sometimes the HD woudn't spin up at all. There was a weird defect with the internal processing that would tell it when to spin up the HD to load data into the memory card.

    In general, iPods do not exhibit this behavior. I have the very first iPod (5GB), the 3rd Generation iPod, the 4th Generation iPod (40GB) and now the 5th Generation iPod 60GB video. They are all awesome and work beautifully.

    I just wanted to mention that defects can happen, but they are very rare... especially when it comes to Apple. And have no fear, their replacement policy and support is amazing.

    Take Care,
    Quark
     
  13. weg macrumors 6502a

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    If Windows ME really did crash, how could Microsoft have sold hundreds of millions of copies? ;-)
     
  14. azzurri000 macrumors 6502

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    that brings back very bad memories...

    but my iPod works great!
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]

    Because Windows users are pathetic sheep?
     

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