iPod Nano 4G Problems

Discussion in 'iPod' started by iConnor, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. iConnor macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2008
    Just got my black 16GB Nano (1.0.2 f.w) from Best Buy and I've noticed a bug/problem and was wondering if its just my iPod thats doing this or all new iPods Nanos are like this

    any way the volume even when turned all the way down still plays music

    should i get it replased i just got it yesterday
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    If it bothers you, go for it.

    I haven't heard if this is a common issue with 4G nanos, but all iPods I've used in the past don't play music when the volume is set to 0.
  3. stoich macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Go to the genius bar and they will fix it or replace it. You should not have a problem like this when you buy a brand new Ipod. Good Luck!
  4. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2008
    Canada, where we live in igloos.
    I wouldn't call it a bug. I can still hear music playing from my 3g iPod nano, although only with my Shure sound isolating ear buds, when it's at 0.

    If you use the volume limiter to select the first quarter of the volume range, you can go lower than if volume limiter is off.
  5. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    Yes I can still hear sound from my earphones of my 4th gen (16GB) Nano, at "zero" volume. So it isn't a 'bug' as such. If you want it to stop playing music, what's wrong with hitting the pause button?

    An exchange Nano wouldn't be any different, and I really don't see how this is a problem at all.
  6. Veri macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    I have this w/ 3g nano. Needs quiet surroundings to hear.
  7. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    Yeah, it's the same on my new 120GB Classic.

    I think it might be a firmware bug...
  8. Majestic. macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    I've experienced this with the 3G Nano as well as the 4G. However, the 4G plays sound at zero volume much louder than the 3G.

    Personally, I believe that zero volume should actually mean "zero" volume, not "quite low" volume.
  9. kingofkolt macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I have the same "issue" with my nano 4G. I just figured they purposely made it that way.
  10. Tycoonguy macrumors regular

    Sep 22, 2007
    Local Apple Store
    My 4G 8GB black nano does the same thing. My 3G iPhone and 30GB video iPod do this as well but you have to strain to hear it.
  11. Moriarty macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2008
    And worse still... my iPod Nano got arged last night! :eek:

    (instead of saying "Charged", the screen says "arged". Someone at Apple is a bit thick :p)
  12. wsantos macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    You fix this problem

    I have the same problem with my ipod nano 4g black 16GB. Swapped it for another that had the same problem. Apple says this is normal and that only can push the pause to stop the sound. I do not agree with that. You fix this problem?
  13. luckylisp macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2006
    NY state
    My 4g nano does this as well. Seems they all do.
  14. Brightneon macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2009
    It happens with every ipod i think. mine has the same problem (if we can call it a problem)
    why you want zero volume
    click the pause button...
    what's the meaning of playing music without volume?
  15. wsantos macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2009
    The problem happens when I listen to music on very low volume at night, when I'm studying. This is not possible at least the volume of my ipod.
  16. Mj2sL macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2009
    With those in-ear type of earbuds, this really is an issue. Even when the tv's on, on the lowest setting I find the music too loud. In bed, before sleep, it is really too loud. With the stock earbuds this is less of an issue, but it's still too loud. I think Apple should fix this with a new firmware. Otherwise I'm digging up my receipt and getting another, non Apple, mp3 player.
  17. UCLAkers macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    a quick newb question..just ditched the nano 2G for a new 4G yesdterday and is it just me, or is the volume just not as loud on the 4G? volume limiter has always been set at max and just recognized a pretty significant drop off in "loudness" if you will. now, I don't BLAST the ipod like a maniac, I just like it at about the quarter to half mark on the volume bar.. but with the 4G it's set at almost 3/4 of the way. and this is late at night in my room with no ambient noise around me whatsoever. am I gonna have to hit up the genius bar or is this the norm for the 4G?

    thanks in advance.
  18. kraghunanan macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2009
    I have problems too

    I was listening music and the ipod just stopped. The screen stayed the same with the song title etc. and nothing was working. It was not even turning off. I got it today.
  19. gustavobr macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2011
    headphone and speaker at same time

    my Ipod nano 4G is playing music at the same time in my headphone and the speaker of the ipod. every time i try to turn the volume up or down, only the speaker change, and the headphone keeps the same.

    Whats the problem?

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