iPod cuts songs short!


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 10, 2003
Denver, Colorado
Pedro, my little green mini, has started cutting off the ends of some of my songs, anywhere from 5-30 seconds. It's always the same songs, though: Marilyn Manson and Britney Spears (I'll thank you all for refraining from commentary). The complete songs are on the iPod, but they just won't completely play. Any ideas?


macrumors 6502a
Jun 10, 2003
London, Ontario
Open iPod software updater > restore the iPod > sync music again... Try that.

If that doesnt work, boot your iPod into diagnostic mode;

3G: hold menu+play till the apple logo appears, then quickly press ff,rw and select all at the same time and release when the screen goes blank and run HDD SCAN.

4G:hold menu and select till apples logo appears release those buttons and quickly press rew + select at the same time. again run hdd scan

If hdd scan fails, or music keeps skipping call Apple..

Edit: One more thing you can try is opening Disk Utility and formatting the iPod and then running restore again on it. that will clean up FS fragmentation


macrumors 6502a
Jun 20, 2004
I've had the same problem on my iPod some time ago. A restore fixed the problem
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