iPod = iDud

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  1. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    So I finally break down and decide it's time for me to cast aside my ten year old discman and get an iPod, spent $400+ on the 8gig iPod nano, a case, and a seperate charger. I'm excited... until I plug the thing into my comp. Everything freezes and the iPod screen flashes "do not disconnect". At first I thought it would take a while to configure itself or something... but after fifteen minutes no dice. The mouse still worked but nothing would open. Eventually I cast aside the warnings and rip the USB cable out of the socket and poof! Everything starts running again. Plug it in... freeze. Unplug... unfreeze.

    Now, the comp I'm using right now is crap... not my monster machine I had at school (that thing's currently awaiting an LCD monitor before I can fire it up again). So thinking that it's the comp I try the basement comp (which is even older and has never had a virus or spyware scan and probably has more diseases than a $5 underage Vietnamese prostitute outside Micheal Jackson's malestorland ranch... but I digress). No dice. I phoned up Apple hoping I was just doing something wrong... but nope, it's a dud. Now I have to mail it back to Apple so they can send me a new one. I have to say hardeware wise my first Apple experience has not been an encouraging one.
     
  2. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

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    Did you have the iPod update software and/or iTunes installed? That's what I would expect it to do if you didn't have the proper software installed when you first plugged it in. Just an idea.
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

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    Thats funny. I thought that everything Apple "just works".

    ..Oh wait, it might be a computer/driver problem. The Mac people are going to now suggest you buy a Mac... In before "Buy a Mac!"


    Seriously though, I would suggest what KD said and make sure you have itunes installed and everything before plugging it in.
     
  4. Greyryder

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    I suggest getting an mp3 player that doesn't require proprietary software.

    That should be just about any other player on the market.
     
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  6. Draven

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    No, just the people who think that iPod owners are apparently "sheep". :rolleyes2 
    Install iTunes & the drivers first. THEN plug the iPod in. I've had my iPod for over ayear and never had this problem.
     
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    I had the EXACT problem the first day I had my iPod.

    The I updated to most recent software on itunes AND the iPod.

    Since then the thing has been stone solid and great.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    never had a problem with mine..
     
  10. Kupp

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    My shuffle has been a joy, and I never would have bought one in the first place, it was a gift.
     
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    I have never had a problem with either of my iPods

    Like others have said, install iTunes then plug it in
     
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    Also, if your computers are as old and shit as you say, they might not be USB 2.0, and that will give you issues.


    ZOMG IPUDS R TEH LAMEZ U R TEH LAMEZ BUY A ZUNE U RTARD.
     
  13. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Pfft, My old creative Rhomba killed itself pretty quick, went all 'powersurge', didnt respond, then just wouldnt do anything.


    *Loves his I-pod shuffle*
     
  14. FreshDebesh

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    Dude... get the 8GB Sandisk Sansa instead. Return that crappy iPod. I purchased the same iPod as you, and returned it the next freaking day because of similar problems.

    That and with the new iPods, you can NOT drag and drop your music. You have to sync it, every bloody @#$%^& time you want to add one new %^*() song!
    Whoever invented MP3 Player Syncing needs to be kicked in the balls.
     
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    Since when could iPods drag and drop? They've always been sync to playlists since the original one.

    Launch iTunes. Set playlists. Organize songs. Connect iPod. Auto-sync.

    CdnShockwave: you just bought it? Install and update the iTunes software like everyone else said. If that doesn't fix it your next step is to drop by the Calgary Apple store if possible. Drop by and set an appointment at the Genius Bar and bring your iPod. They should be able to fix it or replace it. If they won't replace it because you bought it somewhere else bring it back to where you bought it and demand a replacement or refund. They should deal with Apple not you. You shouldn't need to send anything anywhere if it's brand new.
     
  17. KidDynamite

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    You can manually manage music with iPods too. You just have to change the setting. Then you can drag and drop to your heart's delight.

    Why does everyone always assume that electronics should cater precisely to their own tastes out of the box? That's why they have adjustable settings. Do it once and never worry about it again. It takes literally two seconds. Is it THAT hard?

    I don't have a problem with people who don't like iPods, but I'll never understand people who don't like iPods because of things they say it can't do that it actually can.
     
  18. Chrono Grimlock

    Chrono Grimlock Perfect By Nature

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    Manually manage superior Auto sync inferior, lawl

    I've been manually managing my iPod for about a year now, it's the easiest way to get stuff on and off.
     
  19. Grimlock_13

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    The nano sucks ass...I've never had a problem with my regular iPod...it's a lifesaver at work and when I'm exercising. ITunes is awesome too.
     
  20. Draven

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    No you don't.
    Maybe the people who slag off iTunes because they don't know how to use it properly would like to join him, then...!
    Look in the settings. It's amazingly easy to change that. Hell, on recent versions of iTunes it's even on the iPod status page.
     

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