Ipod turning on randomly

Discussion in 'iPod' started by brsboarder, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    My ipod has been off and on hold and somehow randomly it has been turning on. Sometimes like 5 hours after the last time I used it. I tried reinstalling software but it still happens. What could be up? What can I do?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    You haven't set an alarm on the iPod? I imagine a reinstall would reset any alarms.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
  4. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    And you don't sync any iCal calendars, that may have alarms set?
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    nope, I don't sinc or anything and it happened after I wiped it clean
  6. macrumors 68000


    Jan 23, 2004
    San Francisco, Terre d'Ange, Bas Lag, Gallifrey
    For what it's worth, I was having this problem too. I discovered that several things can turn on my iPod (2G/20GB) without much provocation:

    * If I don't "lock" the keys, a random bump can press play.
    * Even if the keys are locked, if I have the remote plugged in, it can also start the iPod playing if one of its buttons is pressed.
    * If either/both the iPod and remote buttons are "locked," I've also had various items in my purse click the little switch to the "unlocked" position. Thereafter, the above points apply.

    It seems I've encountered these situations both when my iPod is in its little case, and when it's just floating around in my purse.

    Anyhow, it's a bummer whatever the cause - hope you figure it out.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Oct 6, 2005
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2004
    cleared, deleted all files, reinstalled then cleared again, no problems so far but its only been a couple hours, I'll post tomorrow

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