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Matt Filipenko Level 1 Level 1

So my iPod has this strange tendency to pause randomly while it plays music. It has gotten to the point where it makes listening to music impossible (and therefore the iPod useless). I have tried everything:

-the 5 or 6 R's that Apple is promoting
-i have changed headphones numerous times (i think it might be the headphone jack)
-i have even sent it into apple care and they sent it back saying they are "unable to reproduce the symptoms"

It seems to work properly when i plug it into a stereo that has the same hookup as the ipod update cable.
can anyone help me!

Message was edited by: Matt Filipenko

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4
    it probably isn't this, but something did spring to mind, you aren't accidentally pulling the earphones out of the socket are you? the ipod is designed to pause any sound if the earphones are removed.
  • Matt Filipenko Level 1 Level 1
    nope, i can leave it on a table with the earphones plugged in and it'll stop. thanks though
  • nycla3 Level 1 Level 1
    Same is pausing randomly regardless of it being in the locked position or just laying on the table with no interaction. 32gb model, perfectly fine for over a year...
  • imsomebody Level 1 Level 1
    I have a similar problem. I'll be listening to music and my iPod just stops playing music and goes back to the main screen. It's never the same song, either, and I am using speakers and have a solid connection to the speakers. As a matter of fact, it just happened again, while I was typing this.
  • uber_beetle Level 1 Level 1
    Mine (1st gen 16G Touch) does similar. Doesn't seem to be affected by earphone usage... but when it's plugged into my FM transmitter it some times pauses ... sometimes doesn't. Weird.

    While this symptom started shortly after I updated to 2.2.1, I actually think it's a coincidence and the data jack is loose or something.

    I'm still open to suggestions tho.
  • Brendin Level 1 Level 1
    SAME, after i updated to 2.2.1 it started doing it, some times it does it so much i give up using it, later it wont even do it (thankfully) i have a 16gb 1st gen
  • AndiV Level 1 Level 1
    I have the exact same problem, after the latest (or the one before) firmware upgrade (2.2.1) the audio output is intermittent.
    It doesn't matter if I use headphones or the internal speaker.. or if I listen to music or playing a game.
    I tried restarting, even resetting the iPod, it did not help.
  • AndiV Level 1 Level 1
    When playing games (any game), the audio output may work for a few minutes, then it doesn't work for a few minutes, then it's back, and so on..

    When listening to music, when the audio output stops the music still plays for 2-3 seconds then it goes into paused mode automatically. If I press play again, the audio is back. This happens randomly, from 5 seconds to half an hour or even more.
  • applegenius18 Level 3 Level 3
    it's obviously a hardware issue so you should get it replaced by apple.
  • AndiV Level 1 Level 1
    I tend to disagree. I just updated to OS 3.0 and all sound problems are gone!
    Now I found a new bug, after playing with the Bluetooth (it's off at the moment), I can't get any sound trough the internal speaker, only the headphones work now. Once I remove the headphones the volume slider dissapears and the external volume buttons won't work anymore.
  • jbenson2 Level 1 Level 1
    Looks like several other people are having the same problem.

    I updated my iPod Touch 16 GB (2nd generation) to OS 3.0 with the hopes the intermittent stopping problem would be solved. It still happens.

    I tried a partial reinstall of all my podcasts. Problem continued.

    I tried a full restore. Problem continued.

    It is not related to the earbuds, because I can duplicate the problem without any earbuds attached.
  • eclipse01 Level 1 Level 1
    Mine also pauses at random, I think it has something to do with the battery or power management, which can be either software or hardware related. it happens mostly at random for me but seems to get worse as it gets down into the red.

    things I have tried to fix it

    different headphones (still did it)
    restore (still did it)
    restore w/ no apps (still did it)
    bluetooth headphones (via a bluetooth adapter since its 1st gen) (still did it but VERY rarely).
    Also I would like to add that when i'm running it on an ipod dock, it still does it but not very. (so its not just the headphone jack)

    i'm running 2.2.1 i'm thinking of upgrading just to see if it fixes it, any success stories?

    I called apple and they want $199 to fix it which I think is completely bs!

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  • kmswim90 Level 1 Level 1
    I have had the same exact problem. It pauses with every pair of headphones that I plug into it, but coincidentally, it does not pause when I plug my car jack into it or hook it up to a dock. I went to the apple store, they restored it, it still paused. I took it back, they played it for 30 minutes and of course it did not pause for them, so I don't know where to go from here. They said to bring it in for diagnostic testing. Unfortunately, I cannot do that until after my trip to Japan. I was really disappointed, because that is a 14 hour flight or so and I really hope that this problem doesn't occur on the plane.
  • PukkaPurpleGrl Level 1 Level 1
    Reset your iPod. Plug it in and reset it from your computer.
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