iPod Issues/Questions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by DaBuzz, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. DaBuzz macrumors member

    DaBuzz

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    #1
    There are times when one or more of my iPods won't unmount from the Desktop, even though they aren't being used as FireWire disks.

    In addition, sometimes when I try to update my iPod, it seems as though iTunes doesn't update it, and part of the Finder "freezes". What I mean by that is if I mouse over the clock or other menu items, I get a spinning beach ball. If I unplug the iPod, it "unfreezes". So is it a FireWire issue (I don't get these issues with my other FireWire external drives), and iTunes issue, an iPod issue, or combination?

    If anyone can shed some light for me, I would appreciate it!
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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  3. DaBuzz thread starter macrumors member

    DaBuzz

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    #3
    Yes. I have 4 iPods, and these issues happen occasionally with all of them.

    The "freeze" issue is particularly annoying, since I have to manually eject each iPod from iTunes, unplug the FireWire hub, and plug it back in. (It also happens with a single iPod plugged in.)

    My suspicion is the iPod software itself, but I'm not sure, so I figured someone with greater knowledge than me could confirm.

    Thanks for all your help.
     
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000

    Gymnut

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    #4
    Hmm..well I can't really help you short of suggesting maybe reinstalling the firmware update. I suggest you look to here for help:

    http://www.ipodlounge.com/forums/
     

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