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Saturday, January 13, 2007

What to do with a dead iPod

I mentioned earlier that Velma bought me a new iPod. In part this was because we were planning on taking her older one on the trip to Mexico, and about two days before we left I plugged it in to the Mini to sync some new tunes, and it died.

Velma spent some time and effort the other day researching the error code it was producing, and it seems like it might be a hopeless case.

I suppose we could do this with it...

tags: Apple, tech, gadgets, iPod, video, humor

2 Comments

Blogger monocle_man said...

Do you know whether the logic board or the hard drive is dead?

If the hard drive, I know a guy who hacked an old mini to run off 8 gigs of compact flash instead of the stock microdrive. Like a nano, except infinitely cooler.

1/18/2007 10:47:00 PM

 
Blogger espd said...

It's probably corrupt software. But a Restore via iTunes doesn't work.

Velma did some research and found that it has apparently happened to a lot of older-generation iPods upon connecting them to iTunes 7x.

But I haven't looked into yet, so I don't know what we'll do or how much further I'll be able to get with it.

1/19/2007 05:57:00 PM

 

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