Genius Bars are whack

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  1. MegaPrime33

    MegaPrime33 Follow me @NerdActivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I have an ipod mini and about a month ago the HDD went wonky, and all it was displaying was a folder with an exclamation point on it. I went through some searches and basically all I had to do was use iTunes to reformat it for Windows. I try it several times and it fails each time. So I figured, take it to the "genius" bar.

    I make an appt for this morning and take the drive up to the store. I get there and tell the guy what icon appears on the display. He tells me that the HDD is gone and I can either buy a new mini, which I didnt even think they sold anymore, for $150, or buy a 4gb nano for $150 with 10% off if I trade in my brick mini. I tell him Ill think about and left.

    I go home, go to google and found a site where a guy says, if its in Windows, boot the ipod into Disk Mode and it should mount as another HDD to your computer, format it with FAT32 and then connect it. From there iTunes should format it for windows and should be all set. I did just that and it worked perfectly.

    These jack asses have no clue what the hell they're talking about. I was seriosly considering spending the 150, or 135 with the discount, that I dont really have, to get another just because the so called "genius" told me so. I mean come on, if you're working at a place and have the title of "genius" you should know what the fuck you're talking about. I mean even if he couldnt format it himself, because of company policy, he could have given that to me as an option. Oh well, I'm smarter then they are so I've decided my new title is Super Genius.
     
  2. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Even though they're trained for technical issues, I'm sure the "Geniuses" are also trained as sales-people.

    Glad to hear you were able to fix it.
     
  3. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    they are probably geniuses when they deal with Mac OS but since you are running windows...
     
  4. Spekkio

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    Part of the trouble you had might be because your iPod is out of warranty. They don't make iPod minis anymore.
     
  5. MegaPrime33

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    No I think my problem was that I was expecting someone to be helpful and try to resolve the problem. Instead I got a salesperson.
     
  6. Spartan-117

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    Hi there, welcome to the world.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    :lol 

    But yeah, I'm glad it worked out for you.
     
  8. MegaPrime33

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    I know, seriously right. I have no idea why I'm so shocked by this, I've been screwed over several times before, why is this any different?
     
  9. CdnShockwave

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    I thought this thread was about energy bars that are supposed to make you smart.
     
  10. nkelsch

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    http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/26/jobs-you-have-to-buy-a-new-ipod-at-least-once-a-year/


    Their goal is to have you buy a new IPOD every year. So they have no intention in building something that is durable or long lasting or helping you to keep it working. It is in their business model.
     
  11. Lance Halberd

    Lance Halberd oh hai

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    You're just in fine form tonight, aren't you?
     
  12. Spartan-117

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    What can I say? Sometimes it's just instinct. Although I'm not sure if that's good or bad.
     
  13. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Same here. :( 
     
  14. AnimatedFan

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    That sucks. Well, I'm glad I bought an indash CD player for my car and use my PC at home. No need for a MP3 player or iPod.

    When I buy something that expensive, I demand it be reliable and worth the investment.
     
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    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    This.

    What would YOU do for a genius bar?
     
  18. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

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    They are geniuses at getting you to buy a new iPod, they got you to consider it, that's pretty genius :)  But you were more genius than them because you know the power of Internet :D 
     

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