Is my iPod touch broken?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ClassicBean, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Every so often, when I plug in my iPod touch, iTunes "updates" six or so songs, copying them or doing something (who knows).

    It doesn't do this every time I plug in the iPod - probably every other time.

    Please note that I have one playlist synched featuring only the songs I want.

    Any idea what gives?

    Peace.
     
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    haiggy

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    Do you slide the bar across the bottom of the touch screen when you plug it in? That cancels the sync. I did that the first time I got my iPod too. It says "Slide to cancel" right on it. You'd think I would have read that :rolleyes:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't slide the bar, but now I realize that it may have something to do with automatically synching. Still not sure why though.

    Anyway, I didn't realize you could manually manage your music, lol. I was so used to the Apple TV way of doing things that I didn't know you could physically drag and drop individual songs if you wanted to.

    So much better.
     
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    RumMunkey

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    I get this too!

    Thing is, I think it's something to do with the songs because it started doing it on my 5G iPod (I'm 99% sure).

    Anyway, as soon as I plug in my touch, it says "syncing songs to iScott touch..." and I can see the same 4 or 5 songs sync to the iPod every time.

    It's really weird because those songs are already on my iPod and I made no changes to the songs themselves (tags or art or anything) so there's really no reason for it to be re-syncing only these songs each and every time.

    Thing is, the songs play just fine on the iPod & in iTunes, so I don't know what the problem is with them. I've been meaning to jot down the songs that keep doing this and re-encode them and see if that makes it stop.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Prior to opting to manage my music manually, I ended up deleted those 6 songs to see if it would stop. The iPod just grabbed another 5 or 6 songs to semi-constantly update.
     
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    RumMunkey

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    Weird. Thanks though, I won't bother easting my time to reencode.

    I mentioned this to a friend and he said "Oh yeah, I've had that happen", so maybe it's no big deal.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Happens to me too.
     
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    cmcbridejr

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    Yeah, it's broken!!!

    Dude, your iPod is totally broken.

    Take it back, get your money back, and get a really cool pink Zune.
     
  9. Mal
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    Mal

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    I wonder if it's updating play counts or something. Still doesn't make sense it'd only do five or six though. Weird, I've never had a problem like that with my iPods, though I don't have a touch.

    jW
     

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