it starts, it sync's, but it wont play my songs
Right here's the problem. My ipod syncs up fine but as soon as its disconnected from the computer the songs wont play. The play bar moves like normal but no sound can be heard.
rob, try to use some sort of audio dock with your iPod and see if you have any audio coming from that end. It is possible that you have a bad audio jack that shortens out your audio, or something more sinister. This particular model has a problem with an IC on the logic board. You can try and see if you get sounds by applying some pressure to the right lower side of the iPod, almost between the click wheel and the bottom corner. Here is a forum that explains that discussions.apple/thread.jspa... and check for a posting by IPOD_wrecker. If that is happening to you there are only a couple of options. New logic board fro about $40 on eBay, reflow your old logic board or you can try what warnergt did on forums.macnn/103/ipod-iphone-... it is kind of crude but it does seem to work. Of course I hope it is not and that it just needs a new audio jack iPod Video 30 GB Headphone Jack & Hold Switch. Hope this helps, good luck.