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all functions except audio playback for mp3 and m4a files

I am working on the Ipod Video 5th gen. I have restored, and given the way it is behaving, I purchased another hard drive and replaced it. Same function. Weirdly on both, if I put the Ipod into Disk mode, I can play the files directly off the Ipod from windows by browsing to the files, so the hard drive seems fine. I've updated my Itunes to 10.4.1, and done a full restore on the Ipod with no difference. The touch wheel makes sounds if set to do so. The games can be played. I've gone through the diagnostic mode, and everything comes out ok from what I've been able to tell. When you browse the Ipod to the file, it comes up, but the scroll bar at the bottom never moves from zero. You can select and "scroll" through the song, but no sound comes out, and when you stop the bar doesn't advance. I checked and the Toshiba drive has the Toshiba hard drive ribbon. I formatted the drive to fat32 with windows, and restored the ipod again to no difference. When I replaced the screen I peeled the tape off the outside of the metal frame, but it is behaving as it did before I did this, so I think that is a false trail. I even thought perhaps it was some apple software thing, so loaded Rock Box onto it, and it behaves the same. Everything works except playing the audio files. Help?

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