My 10G iPod is Starting to Have Problems

Discussion in 'iPod' started by MrMan112, May 14, 2005.

  1. MrMan112 macrumors member

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    I have a 10 gb 3G iPod. It's been working great up until about last week. Now, in the middle of playing a song, the audio wil stop but the screen will show that the song is still playing. When I try to skip to the next song, it freezes up for a few seconds, then starts working fine again.

    Anyone have this problem? Unfortunately, my warranty ended in February, so I guess I can't do much about this.
     
  2. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    #2
    what's your usage history? If could be that the files are now scattered all over your iPod HD.
     
  3. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    yeh, maybe a quick erase and a reset will fix the problem.

    Have you tried this?

    I think people forget somtimes that the iPod is in essence a small computer. It needs a little TLC too sometimes!

    Hey, maybe a hug will fix it?
     
  4. MrMan112 thread starter macrumors member

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    ok...

    I just used iPod Updater to format my iPod and start fresh.

    When I started putting all my music back on the iPod, iTunes got stuck on one song. Eventually, I tried to eject the iPod but this didn't work so I ended up just resetting the iPod and plugging it back in.

    Same thing happened again! Different song this time though.

    What do I do?
     
  5. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    #5
    try adding songs bit by bit - does it get stuck when the ipod fills to a certain amount each time? If so I had this problem with my 1G ipod (at 3.16GB), and cost to repair was more than a new iPod! (Grrrrr). It's a corrupted drive in that particular sector. Now I have possibly the only 3.15GB iPod 1G in the world, ever!
     

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