iPod cuts songs short!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ColoJohnBoy, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Pedro, my little green mini, has started cutting off the ends of some of my songs, anywhere from 5-30 seconds. It's always the same songs, though: Marilyn Manson and Britney Spears (I'll thank you all for refraining from commentary). The complete songs are on the iPod, but they just won't completely play. Any ideas?
  2. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    i don't blame your iPod for not wanting to play those songs... :rolleyes:

    (hehe- had to say it :D )
  3. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
    Open iPod software updater > restore the iPod > sync music again... Try that.

    If that doesnt work, boot your iPod into diagnostic mode;

    3G: hold menu+play till the apple logo appears, then quickly press ff,rw and select all at the same time and release when the screen goes blank and run HDD SCAN.

    4G:hold menu and select till apples logo appears release those buttons and quickly press rew + select at the same time. again run hdd scan

    If hdd scan fails, or music keeps skipping call Apple..

    Edit: One more thing you can try is opening Disk Utility and formatting the iPod and then running restore again on it. that will clean up FS fragmentation
  4. heaven macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    I've had the same problem on my iPod some time ago. A restore fixed the problem [​IMG]

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