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    hey this will be one of my last posts for a while guys. ill be checking in periodically with everyone and making new videos maybe once every several months but not near as much as i do. that said, my brothers ipod is having trouble. it has about 150 songs on there, and everything was fine until one day. it suddenly stopped letting him upload songs to it, and also stopped lettting him delete songs from it. we tried deleting the whole itunes shortcut and redownloading, but it diddnt work. he doesnt know what to do and has asked people and checked their site, but it hasnt helped. he has had the same songs on there for over a month. any help is appreciated. much love.

    THE jonny

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    i'm not that experienced with computers and such, but it sounds like it needs a restarting. just turning it off won't do it either. run it until the battery is totally dead, so the memory is erased. then, if/when that fails, send it back to apple.

    i have an ipod-imitation, and a 4-inch wide iron bolt fell off a table and crushed the screen.
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    • #3
      I had an iPod which just wouldn't interact properly with iTunes. In the end, I used Windows Media Player for all loading/deleting.
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      • #4
        Thats why I dont like Ipods that much, I can get another mp3 player, which is about 5gb large, and it is detected as a usb massive storage, then I can just drag and drop what songs I want into it. Makes it very simple, and they are about $70-$100, and pretty small, way msaller than an Ipod.
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        • #5
          I would have a look on ilounge.com, I think it's much more likely that someone there will be able to help than here.

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          • #6
            My iPod froze a week or so ago...I can't get it to work at all...
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            • #7
              Im not a fan of ipods...I agree completely with jerrick. I got a 1g mp3 player for $150 and i just use Sony Sonic Stage(free program) to upload songs to it. Mine holds about 700 songs.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by monkeyman
                My iPod froze a week or so ago...I can't get it to work at all...

                try holding down the menu button and the middle button at the same time for a bit and see if that refreshes it , worth a try good luck
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                • #9
                  I got an RCA Lyra 20gb "ipod" thing on ebay for $30, it was broken and needed a new hard drive, I put in a 10g drive from an old laptop I had. The player works fine, you can just copy songs to it from the computer's usb port and it will find them and add to the playlist, no itunes needed!

                  my wife's ipod broke about a week after she got it, had to send it back and get a new one. the new one has been working ok for a year and a half, but itunes software still ****s. I had to build a computer for her to use with it because I don't want that stuff on my computer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by treepotato
                    try holding down the menu button and the middle button at the same time for a bit and see if that refreshes it , worth a try good luck
                    gracias, I'll try that
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                    • #11
                      Ok, my friend brought over his Ipod just yesterday with a samiliar problem to yours. After I downloaded the programs from apples Ipod support page, I continued to go and just reformat the Ipod, then reload the program that the Ipod uses, after that, it was working perfectly again, then I charged it up for him.

                      So if you havent already tried this, do a complete wipe of the Ipod, then continue with a fresh slate. =p
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                      • #12
                        my solution to all ipod related problems-
                        step one- throw it across the room
                        step two- put pieces in the trash
                        step three- go buy something that will actually work for more then a week

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by squirrel
                          I had to build a computer for her to use with it because I don't want that stuff on my computer.
                          Oh that icky Apple software. It's always clogging up PCs and causing bluescreens!

                          I hadn't noticed any problems with iTunes, other than its proprietary nature. What I like about it is the very easy-to-use database that it basically is, so I don't have to figure out my own system to deal with my 7000 tracks. Without iTunes or something similar, it would be a big fat mess that wouldn't get nearly as listened-to.

                          Sure are a lot of iPod haters out there. What is Da Doofus using that he/she likes better? If it has a hard drive in it, it's no less likely to die if dropped while reading/writing, which brings me to my latest story. Yesterday I worked with my nephew to see if we could revive his "dead" iPod. All it did was make clicking noises, and show an icon of a sad-faced iPod on the screen. This same screen gives the web site where you should start for troubleshooting:
                          www.apple.com/support/ipod
                          This site has instructions for resetting, putting it in disk mode, or other troubleshooting things you can do to restore, or revive a problem pod. Alas, as it seemed from the beginning, the hard drive was toast on this one (otherwise it wouldn't click). All attempts to get it to a simpler state of being ended the same, as it couldn't talk to the software on the drive. Dead iPod.

                          Somehow, this ends up in my wife getting a new one, while Austin gets hers! We also found instructions online for replacing an iPod Hard Drive, but that isn't very cost-effective unless you have an old laptop hard drive already. It does work however!
                          Last edited by johnfoss; 2006-07-10, 07:33 PM.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by johnfoss
                            Oh that icky Apple software. It's always clogging up PCs and causing bluescreens!

                            I hadn't noticed any problems with iTunes, other than its proprietary nature.
                            Well.....it requires you to install quicktime, which wants to sell itself, and generally thinks it knows what is best for the computer user. Either MS software doesn't do this, or I somehow automatically disable it when I set up windoze. There are alternatives out there such as quicktime alternative and media player classic.

                            Also itunes seems to be pretty dumb about allowing you to use the same ipod on different computers, or use different ipods on the same one, and the playlist stuff is not the way it should be, etc. I'm talking about an older version, from about the end of 2004, which is the only one I've played with. It was bad enough that I never want to mess with it again. I tried to save all the configuration info from one computer to use on the new computer, it didn't work so she had to go thru the whole thing setting up the playlist again, and reloading all the music onto the ipod again, because it's too stupid to just see what is on there play it. It frustrates me just thinking about it. grrrrr

                            We also found instructions online for replacing an iPod Hard Drive, but that isn't very cost-effective unless you have an old laptop hard drive already. It does work however!
                            The hard drives used in most ipods are quite a bit smaller than a regular 2.5" laptop drive, thus they are a bit more expensive. The lyra player I have is very big and bulky and uses the cheap old laptop drives. It is not suitable for a younger person though. Although it might be ok for a unicyclist....
                            Last edited by squirrel; 2006-07-10, 09:29 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by squirrel
                              Well.....it requires you to install quicktime, which wants to sell itself, and generally thinks it knows what is best for the computer user.
                              You're right about that. I remember Quicktime being mildly annoying on my old PCs. It doesn't do the same on a Mac; just plays files when you double-click them. The opposite is true of WMP on the Mac, which usually doesn't play files, and generally has trouble playing lots of the stuff I download. I guess that's part of the price for "free" players that come with rival OSes.

                              Also itunes seems to be pretty dumb about allowing you to use the same ipod on different computers, or use different ipods on the same one, and the playlist stuff is not the way it should be, etc. I'm talking about an older version, from about the end of 2004...
                              iTunes has been updated many times since 2004, with many upgrades & bug fixes. But it is still geared around one copy *per user account* per iPod. Easiest way around is to use a second user account, but then you may end up duplicating lots of songs depending on your needs. My setup involves having two sets of music library (databases) on an external HD, one for me and one for my wife, which it automatically connects to when signed in as her.

                              ...It is not suitable for a younger person though. Although it might be ok for a unicyclist....
                              I know what you mean. I'm still trying to figure out why my nephew "deserves" a new one (he got it for Christmas 2004). He is not aware of the shock/drop that killed the HD; says it was working fine before he charged it, then clicking only afterward...
                              Last edited by johnfoss; 2006-07-11, 12:43 AM.
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