18186 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2008 12:39 PM by ProGraphicScott
I also want to submit my experience. Same exact thing happened to mine. It only happened after the recent update to ver 2.0.2 (5C1), and it's really ANNOYING!! You can't listen to an mp3 or any music this way when it pauses every few seconds! Of course, all the free apps I downloaded could be subject to scrutiny... Overall, the new apps as well as the default apps seem to still work with minimal issues.
The music sometimes jumps ahead to the next track, but mostly just pauses randomly within each track. Last night I temporarily cleared it up by holding the power off for 5 seconds, and it provides a red slide off [something I never saw before], waited a few minutes, then turned back on. (Found this step on another post.) I imagine this resets the system and may clear some garbage. After I did this [a few times] I successfully listened through a track or two, but was so peeved, and paranoid, I couldn't enjoy the music! I hope this doesn't happen next time. I thought it was a corrupted mp3 at first, but it happens to all tracks, and it seems to be an internal problem. If this continues, I may want to clear reset the whole device and possibly revert back to when it worked great, but then again, they may clear it up with another software revision.
Message was edited by: ProGraphicScott
Please don't shout. It is hard to read. When this happened to me on my 5th gen iPod not my iPod touch it was a bad set of head phones. I got new ones and then a month later. it happened again. It was a faulty Headphone jack. if you take the plug out it will pause by its self so you can resume. bring it to your Apple Store to get it swapped. click the link to locate one near you. www.apple.com/retail
Hope this helps,
I can now submit something POSITIVE on this subject. I cleared and reset the whole device - this did not really do anything (I was really hoping...) With the device pausing randomly, what I think I've narrowed it down to was really basic: +_crud on the touch sensitive glass_+.
What I did not mention in my previous post [as things like this don't always cross your mind] is that I sometimes let my two year old daughter play with it (she loves this thing!!) I thought nothing of it harming the device, BUT children tend to have really dirty - often sticky - fingers, especially after a great snack! (O.k. - it might be fair for me to absorb some of that blame for smudging up the glass...)
More cleaning than that small square of suede can provide is sometimes necessary. A paper towel with windex [or mild window cleaner] did a great job on front and back. Obviously the touch sensitive screen is really sensitive. It's got to be clean with no residue, grease, or even excess fingerprints. I think jelly or butter was the culprit in my case... lol
I hope the window cleaner does not harm the glass, but what else can you do!? It's sparkly clean, and works with no problems now, so I'll let that speak for itself.