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iPod Shuffle Moisture problem / Sweat Malfunction / Headphones do not work

33582 Views 49 Replies Latest reply: Apr 25, 2012 9:09 PM by chanemin RSS
  • wfwp Calculating status...
    You're lucky Alexis, my wife returned 4 in 8 months. Though I bought hers online our local Apple store gave her a credit in the form of a gift card and she bought a pair of Scosche earphones at the store. I use Sony earphones and haven't had a bit of trouble to date. Both brands have better design for preventing sweat from penetrating into the circuitry.
    Shuffle Gen III, Windows XP
  • Beckiloogirl Calculating status...
    I hate my 3G shuffle...I bought it for my son for doing well in school. The earphones do not stay in his ears, nor mine. I tried taking it hiking with me and I couldn't figure out how to easily change songs without stopping and looking. The shuffle does not stay charged long enough. It skips and breaks up while I'm moving. It is a hunk of junk and I wish that there was something I could do to get a replacement - I'd like an old 2G shuffle for him. I have a 2G shuffle that I love - easy to use, never have problems with it - I would let my son use it, but it's pink and that's not cool. Does anyone know what Apple is planning on doing about this terrible product?
    3rd Generation, Windows Vista
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,995 points)
    Beckiloogirl wrote:
    Does anyone know what Apple is planning on doing about this terrible product?


    The 4th Gen shuffle (a smaller version of the 2nd Gen) is now available. It
    has up to 15 hour battery life.

    http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shopipod/family/ipodshuffle?mco=MTg5MTY5NDU
    Ibook/iMac/QS/eMac/PB iPodPhoto, Nano, Shuffle 1/2/3 iTunes9.0, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • chighs Calculating status...
    I am completely disgusted by the earphone situation with my iPod Shuffle. I am on my second pair and those are now malfunctioning. I had to replace my first set after about three months of use. The only reason I didn't have to pay for the replacement is because I went into the store and (uncharacteristically) threw a fit.

    I find it very hard to believe that this was an unforseeable design flaw. It feels as though we are being hosed by Apple because these things cost $30 each and, with the new design, the entire iPod is rendered useless when the earphones go out. It is next to impossible to prevent sweat from dripping into them when you workout. And, we all know, 90% of the users have them for use during exercise.

    Apple needs to fix this and make a viable replacement available to those who have purchased their ill-conceived product.
    Windows 7
  • chanemin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just encounted this problem yesturday... Gonna try your method out. Thanks.

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