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Why does my iPod skip songs on its own?

every time i click on a song it wont play, then it will skip to another song. then it will keep on doing this i click on another artist. i want to know what to do to fix it.

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mryrines, have those songs played on the iPod before? Did this just start? What are the file format for those songs? Do they play in iTunes? Have you backed up your iPod?


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mryrines start off with a hard reset. Here is an answer of mine from a similar question " A hard reset occurs when the iPod reboots. This happens when you hold the play and center button down for a few seconds. The iPod resets, rebooting with the Apple symbol on the screen. Wait a while and then turn it back on. The reset may fix your iPods skipping songs. Music glitches, pauses and skips on your hard drive based iPod can also mean a fragmentation. Do you have a disk utility program? Try a program like Norton Systemworks (PC), Drive Genius (Mac) or Disk Warrior (Mac) and run the defragmentation feature on your iPod, as if it were an external drive. Depending on how badly your hard drive is fragmented, you may need to erase your iPod and start over. You might want to check here and here and here for for more info Those are of course my 2 cents only but may be worth a try." Good luck to you.

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Hi buddy, I have the same problem as you, I've found the issue and also a workaround ( not a fix. )

The issue is with the right button on the ipod, the device continually reads an input to skip the song, or skip a part of the song.

The workaround is to pick a song, and lock the ipod so that there can be no input.

I know it's not a fix, but it's good enough for me, at least until I buy a new ipod.

-Adam H.

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