(See the following figure.) You can check for new software at any time by clicking the Check for Update button on the Summary page.
Some i Pod models need to be disconnected from the computer temporarily and connected to a power source to finish the process of updating the software.
Upon trying to power on the what seemed to be a dead i Pod Shuffle, I was getting absolutely no playback, activity lights or anything from the device.
Floola is a freeware application that will effectively manage your i Pod’s music, videos, podcasts, and photos.It is a standalone application that can be run directly from your i Pod and needs no installation under Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux.This particular model of i Pod Shuffle was a second generation (pictured above).However, this simple fix may work on other models of i Pod Shuffle also, as well as Nano and Classic i Pods.At first I figured the device was bricked and it was time to be thrown to the garbage.
However, a unusual fix got the i Pod working again.The i Pod had no signs of activity, and even when connected to the dock and plugged-in to a USB power outlet adapter, the i Pod Shuffle simply would not blink any activity lights.Next, I tried the cave man method and picked up the i Pod shuffle and proceeded to slam it down onto a table (attempting to shuffle the Shuffle), figuring maybe there was a loose connection or internal part going out.If you happen to be using a USB dock, skip the USB dock and try connecting the USB cable directly to the computer as well.The last option is most relevant for torn and frayed cables and for those using the cheapy third party cables that seem to fail.That makes sense; fewer i Pods are sold these days and new models come out less frequently, so there are fewer changes to make.