Sunday, August 03, 2008

iPod Disconnected During Recharge

I know this topic is not Unix or sysadmin related, but I thought I'd document it for reference. This morning one of our personal home computers was inadvertently powered off while an iPod was recharging. To me, it didn't seem like a big deal. The PC was powered back up and the iPod was "reconnected" and it should be “okay.” But after six hours or so, I was frantically informed the iPod screen was still frozen – the "Do not disconnect" message and its related symbol were still displayed.

I started wondering if I was going to have to shell out another 400 bucks, especially since I was the inadvertent power off culprit. I asked for the manual but it was MIA--no surprise there. It was time for a quick Web search.

I found this little jewel on the Apple support site: “Try resetting your iPod to solve common problems by pressing and holding the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds. You may need to repeat this step.”

Whew, it worked the first time.

2 comments:

Planinec.Si said...

Thanks, my siste had the same problem and i found this when googleing for solution :)

cheers

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by Planinec.Si

esofthub said...

planinec.si,

I figured it was a common problem. Thanks for the comment.