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iPod self-reset?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jxyama, Nov 4, 2003.

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    jxyama

    #1
    if there's been a thread on this already, i'd appreciate a re-direction. i couldn't find anything from a quick search...

    i have a 10GB 3rd gen iPod. i use it every few days. if i don't use it for more than a day or so, the iPod resets itself (the black apple logo screen for a while, then the main menu) before it becomes accessible. is this a known problem?

    after use, i turn it off by holding the play button, then i turn on the hold switch to "locked." the iPod self-resets (a day or more later) when i move the hold switch from "locked" to "unlocked."
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    #2
    no one experiences this? or does everyone listen to the music daily and never have the ipod off for a few days... :confused:
     
  3. macrumors 68010

    Dreadnought

    #3
    Hmmm, I use my pod the same way as you do, but it always remembers the presets I put in there... strange...

    BTW, I have a 2g 20 gb
     
  4. macrumors member

    #4
    I get the reset problem too (15gb, 3rd gen) but not often enough to have noticed a problem. My iPod remembers the setings after reset too. Odd.
     
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    parrothead

    #5
    That happened to me yesterday on my 30gb ipod. I use it every day, all day. The self reset happened in the morning when I turned off the hold button. Still seems to work ok though.
     
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    jxyama

    #6
    thanks for the info... yeah, i forgot to mention. it's a soft-reset. it remembers all the settings and songs/playlists. but i do have to wait a few seconds before it finishes resetting.

    i just wanted to make sure this is a known problem so i wouldn't need to worry about getting mine fixed...
     
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    SilentPanda

    #7
    My 1st Gen iPod 10GB turns on by itself. I think it just does it at midnight... I think it's the Alarm or something... although I don't have one set... I'm playing around with it to figure it out though.
     
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    zimv20

    #8
    that happens to mine, too. the only thing it doesn't remember is what song it was playing.

    i'd assumed that, after a period of non-use, it goes into a mode that uses less power. i'd never considered it a problem.

    until now.

    i curse you. ;-)
     
  9. macrumors 68040

    jxyama

    #9
    well, sorry... :p

    i don't really consider it a problem either. i just wanted to make sure it's not something unique to my ipod, that was all...
     
  10. macrumors newbie

    #10
    Mine too

    Mine does the same thing. I put it to sleep on friday night, and put it back on sunday evening, then it show the apple logo, etc. but keeps all settings. I would guess it's to preserve power. In any case, I'm happy to see it happens to other ppl :) After the soft resets though, the battery always shows like it has 25% of power left even if it has more than that. After a while it goes back up to the right value. Weird.
     

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