Article:
  iPod shuffle Tips and Tricks
Subject:   my ipod shuffle wont play
Date:   2006-01-14 11:18:49
From:   xenogenesis
Response to: my ipod shuffle wont play

Make sure that the boxes next to the songs that you've copied onto your ipod are checked. Checking the boxes tells the ipod to only select from those songs. If none of them are checked, nothing will play. I had exactly the same problem and that was the fix.