Major Issue with Ipod Classic

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Pad18, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Pad18 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    My ipod has been randomly skipping songs for no apparent reason. I returned it once to the store and they reset it and said it should work -- it didn't. The second time i went back they gave me a replacement, but that one had a problem with the touch pad, so i returned that one and got another replacement. At first it didn't skip any songs and now all of sudden, starting today it's happening again. I need help... =(
  2. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    take it back

    sounds like u got a string of bad ones
  3. Pad18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Yes. How did you obtain your music? Illegally downloaded music has a much higher rate of failure than ripped CDs or music downloaded from legal services such as iTunes or Amazon.
  5. Pad18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    alot of them are ripped cd's but most of it is downloaded by torrents. but if my music is corrupted then how can it randomly skip songs? it doesnt make sense to have a song skip one time then the next time i listen to it it play the whole way through
  6. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    Have you tried to make a list of the specific songs that skip and the ones that don't? That should be the only way to know if the problem is your music or the ipod... I mean, 2 out of 3 ipods with the same problem seems a little unlikekly to me, but it's not impossible.
  7. zebbz macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    its usually when a file is corrupt so it just skips it
    some of mine just skip like 3/4ths in or something

    the way to fix it
    presuming, it plays fine in itunes just not on your ipod

    right-click the song(s) in itunes
    and press convert to MP3 or something
    and let apple reencode it
    then put that newly reencoded version on the ipod

    cant gurantee success, but from my own personal experience ive found this to almost always work
  8. Pad18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    the songs that skip are random...for instance i can listen to a song once, it'll skip, but then the second time it won't. it's completley random
  9. nl2134 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006
    ya'll are insane, except for the OP.

    It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the music files. I've got a lot of songs and they worked perfectly well on all of my previous iPod's (3G, 4G, Touch, Shuffle and Nano), however, it randomly skips on the iPod Classic. So OP, I have the problem too and it is irritating as SH! But it only happens once in awhile so I'm just letting it go for now. If it becomes a bigger issue in the future I'm going to return it.

    lol downloaded files skip lolol I'm sorry but I just had to laugh. The player is faulty. I'm hoping they'll update it soon.
  10. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    I had a similar problem with my 4th gen 20 Gig. It wasn't completely random songs but rather songs in certain sectors. For example, songs under "D" wouldn't play through and in other areas as well, turned out I had a corrupted disc sector and ended up trading it in.
  11. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    Downloaded Files can Skip. Maybe that's not the issue, but it is still is possible.

    It's most likely the Firmware just wait until apple updates it. I don't but Quality is really Lacking at apple lately!
  12. nl2134 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Yeah, it can skip, but I guarantee that's not the issue. I just found it funny people immediately skipped to the generalization that perhaps music files were 'downloaded illegally' and those files were messing up the iPod when in fact the firmware was just ultra faulty.

    This is what happens for me...

    I turn on the iPod, play it out of my speakers when I'm cooking or washing dishes and suddenly the iPod just cuts off. Sometimes even, the iPod will restart. It's inexplicable and for me, somewhat unacceptable because of my 4G was perfect and never skipped, but man, gotta improve the firmware. If I'd be continuously playing music for maybe an hour, it'd probably cut off maybe 5 times or so. I can already feel my iPod breaking down anytime now.
  13. marcdds macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2008
    Traverse City
    Why not just buy your songs from iTunes, or Rip them from your own CD's.
    They will always play perfectly that way and sound great!

    I bought some songs from Music Giant at 99bps. Great super HD quality. I had to rip them in MediaPlayer on windows to a CD, then import or Rip them into my itunes. They sound better than anything else.
  14. D.M.S macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008
    my ipod has a sugar ant infestation ....
    every so often i'll look down at it and it's covered in little ants like something out of a horror movie with cockroaches or worms or something
  15. nick9191 macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2008
    Where do you live? Some ants in some countries and areas are attracted to electronics.
  16. mojohanna macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    Pictures, pictures pictures!!!! please! I think it would look cool.:D
  17. D.M.S macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2008

    It came from my car floor which i noticed has ants in it.microscopic little bastards.
  18. Pad18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
    but this is the third time this is happening. so is it more likely it's my music and not the ipod itself?
  19. Pad18 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2006
  20. elmateo487 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2008
    My new classic has been doing the same thing, without any controllable variables, it will restart. Pisses me off, but it has only happened maybe 4 times.
  21. cmooreou macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2008
    Tulsa, OK
    i just got a 4th gen ipod photo off craigslist and it will skip songs that i got from a legal cd in the middle of the song, ive only had it for about 2 hours and just reset it so i could put my music on it.

    any suggestions on how to fix it?
  22. mattymac1000 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    New York City
    I'm on my third iPod (Classic 120G) in about 1 1/2 months. Had skipping problems on both of them and the 2nd one restarted constantly. I just keep taking them back and they keep replacing them. Luckily I work within walking distance of an Apple Store.

    I'll keep taking them back until the problem is fixed.
  23. nl2134 macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2006

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