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Monday, December 12, 2005

Can you believe...

Apple wants to charge a person $49.95 just to talk to someone about any problem you have with your iPod, if you call after the first 90 days you have had the thing.

Anyone know what the little icon on the iPod means if it shows an iPod with "x"'s for eyes and a frowny face, and a triangle with an exclamation point next to the picture of the iPod?? My users manual is in our conex that is somewhere between here and Kirkuk, and the online manual does not address that icon.

Anyone who knows anything about iPods, please HELP!!!

Scouts Out!!!


MDG...OUT.

8 Comments:

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Laura said...

When I talk to the hubby tomorrow I'll ask him for you. He's had to send his back in for repairs 5 times now. Thank God we bought the warranty from Best Buy. If you don't have an answer tomorrow, I'll let you know what he says.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Subsunk said...

MDG,

It needs to be reset. Directions follow:

Resetting iPod if it appears frozen or doesn't respond
Learn how to reset or restart iPod following a freeze.

If you have an iPod shuffle, click here for reset steps.

Important: If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, it may be because iPod is paused or the Hold switch is in the locked position. If so, a lock symbol appears on the screen. Slide the Hold switch to the unlocked position and check the screen.

If you are using your iPod as a hard drive (disk mode), it is normal for "do not disconnect" to remain on the screen until you are ready to eject the iPod in iTunes or from the Mac OS. To avoid having the iPod freeze learn how to eject and disconnect iPod from your computer.

If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, the steps to reset it vary by model. You can easily tell which iPod model you have if you're not sure.

To reset an iPod with a Click Wheel, including:

iPod mini
iPod mini (Second Generation)
iPod with color display (iPod photo)
iPod (Click Wheel)
iPod nano
Fifth Generation iPod (also known as iPod with video)


Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
Press and hold the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
Tip: If you are having difficulty resetting your iPod, set it on a flat surface. Make sure the finger pressing the Select button is not touching any part of the click wheel. Also make sure that you are pressing the Menu button toward the outside of the click wheel, and not near the center.

If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.
To reset iPod, iPod (scroll wheel), iPod (touch wheel), and iPod (dock connector)



Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
Press and hold the Play/Pause and Menu buttons until the Apple/iPod logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.
If the above steps did not work, try connecting iPod to a power adapter and plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet, or connect iPod to your computer. Make sure the computer is turned on and isn't set to go to sleep.

If you are still unable to reset your iPod, use only one finger from one hand to press the Select button, and one finger from the other hand to press the Menu button.

When you reset iPod all your music and files are saved, but some customized settings may be lost. Date and time is preserved (unless the iPod reset itself because it had no power and then was reconnected to power). Other customized settings, such as Bookmarks, On-The-Go Playlists, Shuffle, Backlight timer, and so forth are preserved from the last time the hard drive turned on.

iPod not responding

If your iPod does not respond to these steps, see additional steps in the "iPod troubleshooting basics and service FAQ".

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61705

Good luck, son. Welcome home to the land where the worst thing in your day is when your iPod goes tits up.

Subsunk

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Subsunk said...

PS,

Frequently you may leave your iPod hooked up while your Mac is asleep. When the new Macs go to sleep, they stop charging the iPod. So unless you have a USB hub permanently powering the charger, it will fail to charge the iPod and you will get the "Dead iPod" logos and then they will shut off.

Press on, MDG. The iTunes await.

Subsunk

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger David M said...

Subsunk forgot the most important part of that process.

When all else fails hit Ipod with 10 pound sledge hammer rendering it even more useless. I haven't heard many good things about the Ipod, this being one of them.

And ofcourse Apple support just plain sucks. Good Luck.

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous circe said...

A well-armed nerd............

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger GunnNutt said...

Who cares about iPods, more gun pr0n!!! ;)

 
At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think your ipod broke? Drain the battery and recharge again. Mine got fixed doing this.

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger olivebranch said...

when that happened to mine it was the hard drive. If it is still under the 1 year warranty you will be able to get it replaced.

 

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