same problem herekaze88 said:Hi. i have the same green/orange flashing light problem.
When i plug the shuffle into the USB port, my PC recognizes it, but does not show up in iTunes. The lights, when i plug it in, flashes green ONCE, then continiously blinks orange on the front and on the battery light. I left it overnight and it still keeps blinking.
I tried to right click the shuffle drive on MyComputer, but it freezes. And whenever i get a succesful right-click and the menu pops up, i try to click 'format' but nothing happens.
Ive tried iPod updater, it just freezes. ive tried uninstalling/reinstalling, no good.
Anyone have any idea how to deal with this? rather than sending it in for service or some bs
Same blinking orange then green, this method almost worked. I formatted to fat32 on Ubuntu/Linux PC (FAT not an option), which allowed my iMac and iTunes to finally recognize it. "Restore" got a corrupted iPod error message.Clicked on First Aid ,then "Erase" ,then reformat to Ipod Apple format(ntsf- extended journaled?) , then "Restore" worked!! Shuffle 2nd gen. now works fine. I theorize these ipods formatted to work on Windows iTunes won't function or be recognized on Mac PCs.After months of trying I finally repaired an IPOD shuffle.
The problem was that no music would play and the green and orange lights blinked alternately. I had read that maybe this is because there was no music on the IPOD, but all attempts to wipe it clean and re-load failed. It would go through the motions in iTunes then tell me that the IPOD update was complete. Still no change in status.
I tried to uninstall and then re-install the software from the original disk and then again from downloading from the iTunes site., but no luck. I still got those darned blinking orange and green lights, but no music. According to everything I read on the internet, the only solution was to take it in for a service, or buy a new one. Wrong!
I was about to take it to bits when I had an idea. Follow these instructions and your shuffle will work like new again. Follow these instructions:
Place the shuffle in you PCs USB.
A dialog box may pop up. Do not click it.
Do not click any dialog which pops up asking if you want to put songs from this pc onto this ipod, deleting the old ones.
Click edit, preferneces, and check the box "enable disk use"
Move the slider right so that it is set to more data (maximum), and 0 songs.
Right Click your start button, and select explore
Navigate to My Computer, and then seek the drive which represents the Shuffle. (mine is called Trick's IPO) (G.
Now right click on the drive (G: in my case), and selectr format
Leave the options as they are - Mine says 488MB, FAT32, Default Allocation Size,
Click eject ipod (icon in the bottom right of the itunes window)
Remove the shuffle
Re-insert the shuffle