Model M8541 / 5 or 10 GB hard drive / scroll wheel physically turns

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Why does the lights flash? when I try to turn it on?

when plugged into the computer it flashes an orange light.Also it won't stay on

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My first instincts tell me it's a battery issue. I will look at the manual and shall let you know ASAP if my instincts are right. Good Luck...

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PC World reported a problem with the first-generation iPod Shuffles ceasing normal function, only to flash orange and green lights and become unmountable. Since the Shuffle has no display, the owner can't read an error message or troubleshoot easily, requiring diagnosis by Apple service personnel. Flashing green and orange lights on the iPod Shuffle indicate that a generic "error" has occurred, according to Apple's documentation. If the device is still covered by warranty, Apple will replace it for free. This problem has also occurred on second generation iPod Shuffles.

On October 26, 2006, Apple released an iPod Shuffle Reset Utility that corrected this problem for some owners of first-generation iPod Shuffles. Then, in March 2007, an updated iPod Reset Utility was released which can also address similar problems with second-generation iPod Shuffles.

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Does this mean that Apple uses the same error codes for the original iPod 1st generation and the Ipod shuffle?

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Apple tries to standardize error codes so that we all don't go running off a cliff trying to figure them out.

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You see, that is why I like the Apple products. I knew there must have been a good reason for it. I like the standardizing of error codes, saves time. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

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