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Friday, June 24, 2005

Don't drop your iPod...

The other day I was at the gym sweating away on an exercise machine. I got a little over exuberant and knocked my iPod on the ground 3 times. Not good. Then when I got home, I was getting out of my car and it fell out of my pocket and hit the ground again. Unbelievable!

"What the hell is wrong with you, you stupid dumb-ass?" I said to myself.

After all this iPod battering it started acting up quite a bit. It started displaying the spinning, 'disk check' graphic when I tried to update the songs on it, and it also started skipping songs and rebooting all on its own.

All this odd behavior made me worried that I had done something to it by dropping it so many times so I did a software restrore and re-loaded all the songs last night.

After the reload, it had a minor glitch when I tried to unmount it from the computer. It disconnected from the computer ok but it still said 'don't disconnect' on the iPod display. I'm hoping that was because the computer had gone to sleep with the iPod still connected and the iPod forgot where it was (or something).

Another little flakey thing that happened was, this morning when I was walking, it suddenly skipped ahead like 9 songs. I had accidentally touched the lock switch on top of the case and it got moved halfway between locked and unlocked. That litte switch can act a little funny sometimes if it's not set all the way to the left or right, so I'm hoping it was just a random event.

Since then, no problems or complaints. I'm hoping I'm out of the woods now and that my iPod is back to normal. (I can't get through the day without my iPod!)


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You and your iPod sound like me and my cell phone. I have dropped that thing so many times on cement, but for some reason it has never broken on me.

But I did learn that you should never put cell phones in the wash (I swear it wasn't me...It was another family member). ;)

Geez I hope I don't put my iPod in the washing machine. That would not be good! ;-)

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