Currently Being ModeratedJul 19, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to bherrin)
Have you done a Reset since noticing this problem
This "reboots" the iPod; it is not erased. In case there is some odd problem with a setting related to sound volume, on the iPod, go to the Settings screen and select Reset All Settings.
If that does not help, the next thing to try would be a Restore, using iTunes. Select iPod in the iTunes sidebar, under DEVICES, and go to the Summary tab (to the right). The Restore button is there. This will erase the iPod, reinstall its software, and set it to default settings.
If that does not help either, it is likely to be a hardware problem on the iPod.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
The reset didn't help. The restore kind of helped for a while. After the restore it played for about 3 minutebefore it stopped making sound again. While it was playing there were crackles and pops.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to bherrin)
You said earlier that you tried several connection methods to produce sounds.
(headphones, car stereo, home stereo)...
While it was playing there were crackles and pops.
If that only included one set of headphones, be sure to try a second set if possible.
After the restore it played for about 3 minutebefore it stopped making sound again.
It's a bit odd that the Restore did something initially. If the problem is hardware, like a problem on the logic board that is preventing audio output, Restore should have no effect. Restore usually only affects a problem if the cause is related to software or settings (or other corrupted data on the iPod's hard drive).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2013 12:24 AM (in response to Kenichi Watanabe)
I have the same exact problem happening right now. It will play a song with crackling sounds and then after some seconds it just wont play. Did you ever figure out a solution?