Odd iPod Problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Smileyguy, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Smileyguy macrumors 6502

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    Here's one I haven't experienced before, and I've had quite a few. About a week ago I dropped my iPod in water (actually I jumped into a pool with all my clothes on, forgetting my iPod was in my back pocket :D :rolleyes: ). It didn't work for a few days and I was convinced it was dead, but then one day it suddenly came back to life.

    Everything works fine, except that when I plug it into my G5, it doesn't recognise it at all. By this I mean the folloing: The iPod charges when it is plugges into the G5, but it doesn't appear in iTunes, nor on the desktop, and under iTunes > Preferences > iPod it says 'No iPod connected'.

    I'm perplexed. Can anyone lend their expertise?

    Thanks in advance,

    SG.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Try the iPod Updater software. Quite often it'll find an iPod better than anything else. :)

    Of course from there you'll need to restore it which'll lose all your music. :(
     
  3. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Maybe something in the ipod got more permanently damaged than the equipment used to charge. Does it still play music? If not maybe your disk is history.

    Edit: Oh wait, just read your post again and you said everything works fine. Then I'll just stick with the fact that something is more seriously damaged. Maybe part of the connector? Just a wild guess!
     
  4. Smileyguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys, I hope it's not anything more serious. I'll give the iPod Updater a go and report back.
     
  5. mac 2005 macrumors 6502a

    mac 2005

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    D'oh!

    Had a similar experience with my iPod while engaging in an activity I like to call puddle-jumping.

    One second, I had music. The next, nothing.

    I looked down and there was my iPod in the puddle into which I had just jumped.

    :eek:

    Took it home. Popped it open and dried out the few drops of water that made their way inside the case.

    All's been well since then, but there was a sense of dread. Though it will occasionally - and spontaneously - go into pause mode. Unsure of the connection, but that's been the only hiccup.

    Best of luck with your iPod.
     

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