Top 10 Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player Questions & Answers

Apple iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player Logo

Question

  • 107,986 People Helped

Ipod won't sync to Itunes

Hello, I am having an issue with my Ipod. It gives me an error code when I plug it in saying that it cannot sync because the files or directory has become corrupt and unreadable. Someone on the Apple site suggested (to someone else with a simular issue) that this could be caused by locked files in the directory. I am good at following step-by-step instructions, but have no clue how to even access this directory so I can *see* if anything is locked. Any ideas? Thanks!!

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 26 Answers

THE SOLUTION IS EASY, REBOOT YOUR IPOD! IT WILL WORK! I JUST SPENT DAYS GOING CRAZY ABOUT THIS!!! I CALLED APPLE TWICE AND THEY TOLD ME TO REINSTALL AND UPDATE BUT I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING..
THEN I FOUND SOMEONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND ALL THEY DID WAS REBOOT THEY'RE IPOD. HOLD DOWN THE MIDDLE AND MENU BUTTON ON YOUR IPOD, GIVE IT 10 SECONDS, LET IT BREATHE AND THEN PROCEED TO HOOK IT UP TO YOUR ITUNES(RESTART YOUR ITUNES AS WELL)... VOILA IT SHOULD WORK AND SYNC...

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

Question

  • 48,105 People Helped

My Computer and iTunes does not recognize my iPod

I connect my iPod to my computer and neither iTunes nor my computer recognizes my iPod. My iPod will start to charge but the battery meter varies greatly. Both my computer and iTunes recognize my wife's 30gb video and her sister’s 2gb nano when connected. Can you please help me?

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 20 Answers

hold down the middle button and the Menu button until the apple icon came up on my iPod. At once, the iPod icon returned to my desktop AND on my iTunes window. Works great now. Just like nothing happened.Good Luck!!!!!!!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

Question

  • 46,157 People Helped

Apple iPod Model A1136, 30 GB.

Player seems to lock up in the middle of playing a song and is very difficult to unlock. I have been using it with an iPod Player/Amplifier and leaving it plugged in. Right now it is on and I am unable to turn it off or complete any functions.

Appreciate help....Edward Northey.

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 14 Answers

First make sure your hold switch isn't on. It's on the top or bottom and slides back and forth. It needs to be switched to the left. Once it is to the left, here's how you reset:

You can reset your ipod by holding down the menu and select (round button in the center) buttons down for at least 10 seconds. You'll see an apple logo flash, that's when you stop pressing the buttons. It will shut off, then back on.

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

Question

  • 39,437 People Helped

Ipod wont show up in my computer or itunes...

I recently aquired a 160gb black video ipod from apple and when i plug it in it charges but it wont show up in my computer or itunes...please assist

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 8 Answers

Hold the centre button and the menu button
Will reset. hypothetically fixing it

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

Question

  • 8,937 People Helped

Sound out of one speaker only

Probably due to damage in the headphone port, sound will only play out of the left speaker. This is with any set of headphones, so I know the headphones are not the issue. Is there anything I can do?

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 11 Answers

I think it's probably a damaged audio jack. If you're still in warranty, get it off to Apple. If not, you've got 3 choices;

1. Attempt to fix it yourself. I managed to get stereo again by opening the ipod up and inserting a staple in the bottom of the jack, to fit between the headphone and the ipod's audio input. This took some fiddling around, using tweezers, and will probably not last long if I take it out somewhere. I might attempt removing the audio jack and seeing if I can bend the metal connects for the right audio channel so they touch the headphone cable again. An alternative to this method would be to put some cardboard in the audio jack socket and adjusting it so that it brings the hardphones back into contact. Someone did this and posted the results on their blog, but I forgot the URL...

2. Buy a new audio jack and replace it yourself. There's an ipod repair wiki out there, and several of the replacement jack suppliers have detailed instructions. It's about 40 UK pounds for the replacement though....

3. Get someone to repair it. Expensive, about 60 quid, but perhaps worth it if you're scared of further damaging your precious beast.


Note though that there have also been issues with software updates and audio output, search the apple discussion boards for more details...

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

Question

  • 7,788 People Helped

30GB Ipod video won't turn on

My ipod won't turn on, even when i hold down the play and menu buttons. I tried to reset it, but the apple logo just appears and then nothing else happens. I hooked it up to my laptop but the computer won't recognise it, then the screen flashes for a second displaying an unhappy face and a link to the apple support site, then returns to the apple logo, next the backlight shines showing the sign saying "please wait, very low battery". What does this mean, and how can i fix the problem, please?

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 6 Answers

N1amh, your problem could be battery related or could be other problems. Apple's website has a good checklist for troubleshooting power source problems (may be a faulty USB port or cable). In brief, if you have other USB ports, powered hubs, or speaker-charger options, try these and see if you get the 'pod to charge. If it seems to charge, but then quickly drains and you get a series of rapid beeps and then the low battery message, it *could* be a sign that the hard drive needs replacement. (This isn't a definite diagnostic). The website ifixit.com has good do-it-yourself instructions for replacing batteries, etc. and can also sell you tools and parts. I've replaced the battery, screen and headphone jack on my daughter's 30gig video ipod, at different times, and it's do-able, though it's awfully easy to break one or more of the plastic closure tabs each time you open up the case. If you need to replace the hard drive, I read on another site that you can get decent drives for around $30 new on ebay. Best of luck!

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

Question

  • 7,638 People Helped

Ipod shows its charging when not plugged in - always on

The ipod 5th generation always shows a picture of the plug on the battery.  It charges fine when plugged into a wall and will work without being plugged in, but will die after 8 hours or so.  It always thinks its on after having plugged it in.  Tried resetting on battery power - tried resetting when plugged in - updated both itunes and ipod software - attempted to restore ipod but got error in middle of it - resynched.  It continues to always think its plugged in and cannot turn it off.  It just dim and doesn't stay completely off.  Its a little over a year old so no warranty.  Any advise?  I've taken apart and repaired laptops - can this be self-repaired somehow?

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 7 Answers

I have the same problem, in where it thinks its always charging and iTunes wont pick the iPod up, but it will play and take a charge from a mains charger. I dont get the 'Do not disconnect' screen though.

.BUT I can get around it although the problem does come back.

This works for me 1st time OR after a few attempts - -

Connect you Ipod to your computer (iTunes shouldn't pick it up if your having the same problem as me, as it thinks its still connected previously)
Now try resetting the iPod whilst still connected (holding the middle + centre button)
Now if you get the 'USB connection sound' let your computer and iTunes pick it up.
Once recognised, use the "Safely Remove Hardware" option via windows (dont eject with iTunes).
Then try using the mains power charger to give it quick charge, you should then be able to unplug the charger to see if the loss in connection has been recognised and u lose the charging lightening flash icon.
You should then get away with charging or using iTunes a few times without the problem re-occuring.

This does work, but not a permanent fix as I still have the problem.

Question - Does using the restore option work? As I refuse to wipe my music and carefully perfected playlists.

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

Question

  • 6,797 People Helped

Accessorize test: Please plug FW

Accessorize test: Please plug FW
LCD ID : 1
FWPWR : 0
Ipod does not respond to any of its key board controls

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 2 Answers

Just Hold Down The Menu And Select (The Middle Round Button) For About 5-15 Seconds And It Should Reboot Itself

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

Question

  • 5,767 People Helped

IPOD music list gray in ITUNES

i have a 5th generation ipod (30GB) i bought new laptop. restored my ipod to wipe it off to start over. I pluggued it in, it sync'd. Copied all 1556 songs and 956 photos.... i can listen to songs on ipod fine. But when i click on ipod when it is connected to itunes... the songs are gray and wont play.

they play in itune library.
they play ON ipod itself with earphones.
BUT... when ipod is connected to my laptop, and itunes pulls up... the songs are gray on ipod section (not itune library section)

what am i doing wrong?
THANK YOU ... i am so stressed over this! :)

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 2 Answers

Make sure that MANUALLY MANAGE MUSIC AND VIDEOS is checked.
You'll find it when you click your iPods name.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

Question

  • 5,239 People Helped

how to unlock it with no password

cant unlock it

Posted by on

Answer

  • Most Helpful of 9 Answers

i have locked my i pod but i cannot unlock it i forgot the password pls help me wht to do

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

2,495 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Parshiv Luthra

Level 3 Expert

395 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

84966 Answers

Will Mishler
Will Mishler

Level 2 Expert

307 Answers

Are you an Apple Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

View Most Popular

iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player iPod

  • iPod MA446LL/A MP3 Player iPod

Most Popular Question

fm radio

  • Audio Players & Recorders
Loading...