9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2010 9:40 AM by B S-S
Bernard Wilson Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
When I attempt to play songs without headphones, there is no sound from the speakers. This is a new ipod touch. This comes and goes, it would seem. When this condition exists, there is no volume slider in the window of the song that is playing. In fact, when I unplug the headphones, the volume slider goes away and reappears when I plug back in. Any ideas?
TIA

G5 2.5 1.5 gig/300gig HD/160HD
  • dmist24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    i got the same problem too! internal speaker does not work on my 3gen ipod touch! and volume bar disappears whenever i removed the headset (with headset all is good) i have searched the whole forum and the net but i never get a concrete answer.. my ipod touch is 2 months old. tried to reset, restart, restore but got no luck...
  • Mace Level 2 Level 2 (495 points)
    Check out this thread...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10457620&#10457620

    it worked for me! It has to do with docking and the iPod getting confused. For me, I have to make sure there is power to my speaker system (iPig) before taking the iPod out. If the iPig speakers are turned off then the iPod will forever stay in "docked" mode and the external speaker is disabled.

    Mace
  • dmist24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    But I don't even own a dock.. The only thing I plug on the ipod touch is the 3.5mm jack headset and the USB cable for charging/synchronizing the ipod touch on a laptop.. I wonder what happened, some thread say its a hardware defect, some was fixed thru resetting/ restoring but on my end, got no luck on all of these.
  • SickoMindo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    +Hey bro, same problem here. When he says "Dock" Docking a MP3 Player to something can mean alot of diff units like a Separate Docking system radio etc etc or a USB wire coming from the laptop or desktop computer.+

    +So when you plug in your iPod to a USB Wire from a Computer (to me anyway), I consider that Docking it.+

    +For me, when I see my Internal Speaker not working all I do is plug it in for 1 second to my usb wire coming from my USB Charger from the wall, then take it out, then bamm it works. So, the other guy is on to something. The ipod sometimes thinks it's still plugged in.+
  • Bernard Wilson Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Clearly, we are all experiencing the same event, although brought on by slightly different actions. The bottom line is that the ipod DOES think it is still plugged in. I did a reset, and so far, that worked. Good luck to the others out there. Apple HAS to know about this. They need to step up to the plate on this one! I'm just sayin".......
  • dmist24 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    so far, nothing works for me... I constantly plug my ipod to my laptop for charging and so far the volume bar still disappears whenever I remove the 3.5mm headset either docked or undocked.
  • hosshead Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Hey bro, same problem here. When he says "Dock" Docking a MP3 Player to something can mean alot of diff units like a Separate Docking system radio etc etc or a USB wire coming from the laptop or desktop computer.

    So when you plug in your iPod to a USB Wire from a Computer (to me anyway), I consider that Docking it.

    For me, when I see my Internal Speaker not working all I do is plug it in for 1 second to my usb wire coming from my USB Charger from the wall, then take it out, then bamm it works. So, the other guy is on to something. The ipod sometimes thinks it's still plugged in.





    JEEZUS, what a simple solution that was!
    I had the issue too.
    Came on here, saw this, tried it, WORKED IMMEDIATELY.

    Gotta love the forums.

    THANX for such an easy fix, YAY!

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  • The Blue Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm Experiencing the same problem here too >_<

    I have a new 32GB iPod Touch and I'm having fun of it because of its apps, musics, videos, and what so ever fun stuffs. But in a few weeks, I have this same serious problem. When I play musics, theres no sound, and its the same thing too when I play games or videos. I turned the volume to the max already but wont do the trick.

    But when I plug the earphones, the music is fine, it's playing very clear. But when I unplug it, it wont play again, I already did the reset all settings, Syncing in iTunes, Restore, Back upping, Restarting the iPod, Turning it off and on, But still no advantage .

    Please help me guys! I really need your help!
  • B S-S Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    been having same problems with internal speaker.
    After reading suggestions here I found that if:
    I Power down, no headphones/speaker plugged in,
    then plug it into the usb cord

    the internal slider bar shows back up when I unplug it and power it up.
    I was then able to plug headphone in and out and it switched back and forth to internal speakers YEAH!!
    do I dare upgrade to 3.1.3? I am on 3.1.2 60 gig xmas present