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Discussion in 'iPod' started by srhtinker, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    First, my name is Sarah. Happy to be a newbie.
    I was hoping that I would not have to drive 45 min. to Orlando to the Apple Store just to see what is wrong with my husbands iPod.
    It plays the imports but not the iTunes anymore.
    Any advice is welcome.

    Thank You
  2. macrumors 65816


    Hi Sarah, and welcome to macrumors. By imports, you mean the CDs you've imported? By itunes, you mean the music you have purchased from the iTunes store? Is the machine authorized? Simply click on the Advanced tab, and click the authorize computer option, enter your password, and try uploading to your ipod again.
  3. macrumors 65816


    Did you try authorizing the account?
  4. macrumors newbie

    I'm going to complicate you. What account ?

    Yes. Imported CD's and puchased songs from iTunes
  5. macrumors 65816


    I guess my question is what do you mean the itunes is not playing through the ipod? I assume you mean the songs that you have purchased through the itunes store. What i suggested is to make sure the account is authorized on your computer. To do this, just click on the Advanced tab in iTunes, and click on authorize account; then enter your password and e-mail, and try to play the songs again.

    I mean here. Mine reads de-authorize, because I have already authorized it.

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  6. macrumors newbie

    We have personal settings on the computer so I'm having to switch user. I went to his iTunes. Account was authorized and he mentioned to me before that he already went through the restore setup.
  7. macrumors 65816


    So the account is authorized. Can you play them in iTunes from the computer? If not, what message do you get? Is this something just on the iPod? When you try to play songs off the iPod, what happens? Does it just not play? Is there simply no sound? Do you get a message (not likely)?
  8. macrumors newbie

    Thats what his said.
  9. macrumors 65816


    His what? His iPod, his computer?
  10. macrumors newbie

    iTunes do play from the computer but not from iPod
  11. macrumors 603


    Have you tried restoring the ipod and then re-uploading your library.
  12. macrumors newbie

    sorry, that reply was from your pic. display

    He did all of that
  13. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    OK, you're going to have to be as detailed as possible, and describe exactly what's wrong. Use the quote button to answer specific posts, and take your time when answering. :)
  14. macrumors 603


  15. macrumors newbie

    I was just playing the iPod. the vibrations feel rough, like it needs oil
  16. macrumors 65816


    That's fairly interesting. Usually when you have something that plays in iTunes, it plays off the iPod. Try deleting a song (or album) that do not play on the iPod from the iPod, and upload them again, it might have been a tranfering error. If that doesn't work, call Apple tomorrow (if you bought the iPod less than 90 days ago), and they might give you a suggestion. Another thing you can do, though a bit drastic, is if you have all the music you want on your computer, you can restore your iPod to original settings, and import all the music from iTunes directly. If that fails, you have a buggy iPod, and it will need to be sent in for repair. Hope this helps.
  17. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    That's never a good thing. Try restoring the iPod, which can be done in iTunes.

    Keep in mind, this deletes all of the music off of the iPod, so make sure you have all of it in iTunes on your computer.

    How old is the iPod? Do you have the extended warranty?
  18. macrumors Core


    What kind of vibrations?
  19. macrumors newbie

    iTunes did play from his iPod, now they don't. I went under his iTune list from his iPod and picked an album. The screen is scrolling through the album covers so fast (that's when it vibrates). It's not letting me select.

    Like holding a cell phone vib. but less

    Bought a year ago, need to check the warranty
  20. macrumors Core


    Sounds like the hard drive.
  21. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    Generally, vibrating can be a sign of hard drive failure. iPods come with a 1 year warranty (or 2 years if you bought extended coverage).

    Have you tried restoring the iPod? Link

    If restoring doesn't work, take it to an Apple Store ASAP.
  22. macrumors newbie

    ya'll made me relize that he did everything ya'll have mentioned, but I think it comes down to the point that Apple needs to open that sucker up like a clam for surgery.

    I'll let you know what happens.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    curiousity-what pod? if it's a nano, I can't figure where a vibration would come from. if it's a 20/30/60/80gb, then it's the drive.
  24. macrumors member

    Have you figured this one out yet.... Curious to know what the problem was or still is!

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