ipod question/problem

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by BiggeeC, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. BiggeeC macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey everybody. I bought an ipod a few days ago, and I'm having what I call a problem...although it may be normal...you tell me.
    Ok, when I plug it into my ibook, it uploads like it should. However, Iget that "Do Not Disconnect" message for what seems like forever. Once the music is uploaded, shouldn't I be able to disconnect the thing? I have to eject it so that I can use it, or I close my ibook, putting it to sleep, and then I can resume my normal ipod functions. I'm going to keep it plugged in all night tonight, and disable the sleep function, and see what happens.
    I'm just curious though...is this supposed to happen? Does the message goaway after awhile? Thanks in advance.

    Chris
     
  2. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    If you enable firewire disk mode, or have iTunes open (i think), then this is perfectly normal. The computer cannot access the information if it's dismounted, and you shouldn't disconnect it while mounted. So eject it, wait for the checkmark, then unplug.

    Quick way to eject that i'm fond of, iPodEject (try www.versiontracker.com), puts an iPod in your menubar, so you can dismount it with one click while apps are open, etc etc...

    pnw
     
  3. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >Iget that "Do Not Disconnect" message for what seems like forever. Once the music is uploaded, shouldn't I be able to disconnect the thing? (BiggeeC)

    Either
    (1) Click the eject icon in iTunes, or
    (2) Eject the mounted iPod image (on your computer desktop).

    When your iPod displays a checkmark, physically disconnect your iPod.

    >I close my ibook, putting it to sleep, and then I can resume my normal ipod functions. (BiggeeC)

    DO NOT do this. You may corrupt I/O data between your computer and your iPod. The actions you describe are of a similar equivalent to unplugging a second computer in Firewire Target Disk Mode without ejecting the mounted Firewire disk image first, which can corrupt data.
     
  4. BiggeeC thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4
    Hey everybody, thanks for the help. You have answered my questions. I do have one more though. After I rip a CD, then put it on my ipod, and I delete the CD from my itunes memory, why is it that when I plug my ipod back in, that CD (and playlist) are gone from my ipod? I guess the question is: Once I rip a CD, do I have to keep it in itunes? Thanks

    Chris
     
  5. Schiffi macrumors 6502a

    Schiffi

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    #5
    You can delete the music from iTunes and leave it on the iPod, all you have to do is disable auto-syncing.
     

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