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Old Sep 25, 2007, 10:12 PM   #1
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Eject Vs. Shut Down

I was wondering if, having your iPod connected to your computer (with it still saying "Do Not Disconnect") and then you turn off your computer (properly, not just hitting the off button)
Does this have the same affect as unplugging it while it says do not disconnect??
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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I"d say not entirely the same effect, but still a negative one. When your computer shuts down, it usually closes running programs. By unplugging your iPod, you're essentially leaving iTunes running still (which means that things wouldn't have had a chance to finish up like they would have if the program was closed). I think that if this is an isolated incident, don't worry about it. However, get into the habit of properly disconnecting your iPod from now on.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 10:37 PM   #3
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I say its perfectly ok to shut down your computer before ejecting

Mac OS X, when properly shut down, unmounts all volumes and closes all programs (not force quitting them but properly quits them), so that should take care of the whole process of ejecting the iPod.

i have not done any research on the subject, but this is the way it probably happens.
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That's with Macs, :-p sorry I forgot to mention this... *whisper* I am on a PC */whisper*
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 10:47 PM   #5
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Oh, sorry

Then I have no idea what would happen. It probably is still ok (Windows must close its processes and unmount volumes before shutting down I presume!), but don't take my word for it in this case

Just take the extra time and eject before shutting down
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That's with Macs, :-p sorry I forgot to mention this... *whisper* I am on a PC */whisper*
Eject first then. Don't take chances. Although nothing major will probably happen, but just to be on the safe side.
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