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9th-Mar-2007 05:56 pm


For some reason I can't seem to update my ipod (mini). I connect it and it does that "do not disconnect" thing, but nothing happens in itunes. I can't find any button or anything to make it happen either. And I know the cable works, cuz last time I plugged it in it updated the ipod software. Anyone with the same problem? My ipod is the only reason why I use the damn program...

There's this really cool group I found on myspace a few weeks ago, and I read in the subway today that they're in Stockholm tomorrow doing a gig. I really want to go, but I don't have anyone to go with.

Their myspace is here: The Real Heat

Anyone want to be my date?
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9th-Mar-2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
you probably need to do a reset on your ipod...

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=300595

read the docs before you do it, so you understand the risks and such.
9th-Mar-2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
oops, didn't realize i wasn't logged in.
9th-Mar-2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
How much does a ticket from Houston to Stockholm cost?






Damn.
The planes don't leave until the 23rd, 24th, and 30th.

I'm sorry.
:(
9th-Mar-2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
Funny, they're soo cheap! I love the drum and sound computer dumm dede dumm...
9th-Mar-2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
A person who works in my lab has a similar problem with her iPod (her's is a 30GB video model). She has not been able to resolve it either. If she figures it out, I will let you know how she did it.

This is just another reason (among many) that I hate iPods. I hate that they make you use their software to update the unit and to load/manage music and I hate that their program infects your entire music collection by converting everything to their [proprietary] format. Of course, I should mention that I absolutely have nothing against the people who use iPods, but I think the iPods themselves are pieces of $hit. My music player appears to my computer as a USB drive (I can drag/drop files onto it without any special software, and its not limited just to music files) and it can play mp3/wma/ogg. Oh well, I hope you get it figured out.

As far as the concert, I would enjoy being your date, but the commute is just outside of my usual radius. :) Even if you don't find someone to go with, go by yourself and meet someone! :)

cheerios,
9th-Mar-2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
their program infects your entire music collection by converting everything to their [proprietary] format.

iTunes most certainly does not do this. Your songs stay in the format in which they were imported, as long as it is a supported type. There is also a plug-in which allows you to play Ogg Vorbis files. iTunes converts nothing unless you specifically tell it to. Also, you can select the default file format used for importing new music, and the options are not all proprietary file formats.
10th-Mar-2007 12:19 am (UTC)
i find that if you reset your ipod (i have a 60g vid) two or three times, reboot your 'puter and reopen itunes the problem usually goes away......until it happens again (and it will)....the good news is that it happens to everybody sooner or later so there's no panic that something's broken or corrupt....
10th-Mar-2007 10:48 am (UTC)
it happens with my tiny shuffle. and it says its updated and then sometimes the new songs are there and sometimes theyre not. but mostly not, and then sometimes it gets rid of whole chunks of music for no good reason. pfft, technology will be the death of me.
10th-Mar-2007 02:10 pm (UTC) - Reset
Anonymous
To reset an iPod Mini
1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
2. 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.
10th-Mar-2007 05:05 pm (UTC) - from Andreas of Sweden:
Anonymous
Hi!
Have you tried WinAmp?
In the latest update you can sync with your iPod - i tried it today and it's working!
Feels good 'cause now I can skip iTunes =)
11th-Mar-2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Ouch. Im in Stockholm, finally got my internet back, and just reading about that show...a few hours too late. D'oh!! Dam, they sound HOT too. Funny thing is, I was just down the block from Ace too, waaaaaaah. did you go? time for the egg song I guess :)~ http://www.goyk.com/flash.asp?path=1030