iPod 5th generation start up error

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  1. jayhawk1 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 5th generation iPod classic that I have plugged into my car radio. Recently whenever I start up my car, it goes to the first song on the iPod. Even if I shut off the car and turn it back on immediately, it will not start up at the last song playing but go to the first song again. I thought it might be the battery or hard drive so I replaced the battery and have done the HD to SD card swap but the problem still persists. Would anyone have any ideas as to what would cause this? Thanks!
     
  2. Rawkfist macrumors regular

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    I guess you may have already done this but, do you have the settings in iTunes toggled where it asks you if you want to restart back to where left off or wherever? I don't have an iPod with me to look for myself so I'm working from my foggy memory.
     
  3. jayhawk1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rawkfist, I will look into that. I did notice that if I have the iPod unplugged from my car stereo it will restart from the track where I left off. If I have it plugged into my radio when I restart my car, it will automatically go back to the first song on the ipod. Very odd.
     
  4. Rawkfist macrumors regular

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    Odd, indeed. Sounds like it's doing a reset every time you start your car. If your iPod is controlled by your car stereo then I would look into the settings on your stereo.
     
  5. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    What kind of car do you have? I have a little 2012 Fiat, and it does the same thing with the stereo in the car.
     
  6. jayhawk1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Rawkfist, it started doing this with my original jeep radio and now with my pioneer 4100nex that I just had installed. Not sure why this started and why it keeps happening. It is something I'm just going to learn to deal with I guess.
     
  7. Rawkfist macrumors regular

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    I don't have a solution. It would drive me nuts. I've never had to put an iPod into diagnostic mode to fix a problem. Someone more experienced than I needs to chime in. If it really starts to bother you maybe someplace like Rapid Repair or a few other repair sites may be of help. Good luck with it.
     

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