Is this normal behavior for a 5G iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TWLreal, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. TWLreal macrumors 6502

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    I never use my 5th generation 30 GB iPod a lot so it hasn't bothered me much but here's the problem.

    Whenever I stop using it, I press the play/pause button until the screen turns off, put it on hold and then unplug my headphones. As far as I know, this is the most efficient way to leave it be if it's unused for a day or two.

    Now, when I want to use it again, I plug my headphones in, remove hold and the only way to wake it up is to press the menu button. Pressing play/pause doesn't do anything.

    Is this normal?

    I always thought simply removing hold would turn it on or plugging in the headphones if hold isn't on. I mean, the iPod is supposed to be an instant-on device.
     
  2. backsidetailsli macrumors 65816

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    oo damn yeah mine does this too. you think it might be beacuse th headphones were taken out? hmm
     
  3. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    whenever i dont use my nano for a couple days I have to press the select (center) button and wait for the apple logo to come up and then wait more for the main menu to load. it's a pain, but what can you do? I think this behavior is entirely normal.
     
  4. zephead macrumors 68000

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    That's exactly what happens with my 5G iPod as well, except even if it's only been a day that still happens.
     
  5. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Sounds normal to me, I have to press the menu button if it's been off for ages.
     
  6. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    Apple posted a firmware update for the 5g's quite a while back that made them go into their deep sleep mode rather quickly, around 15 hours or so. When it does, I have to press Menu to wake it up. Maybe it's for better battery life? When I bought it new it wouldn't sleep until about 24 hours, but it was cut significantly.
     
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    Pushing menu is the proper way to get them out of deep sleep.

    This is normal behavior.
     
  8. Nar1117 macrumors 6502

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    So THAtS what its called: Deep Sleep. Ive always wondered why they have to reset themselves after not using them for a while.
     
  9. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Dont..... Use....... iPod??????

    Couple days?



    Are you crazy?!
     
  10. freebooter macrumors 65816

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    some have more than one.... or two.... :)
     

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