Using a plugged in iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Howard Brazee, Feb 9, 2007.

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    Howard Brazee

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    #1
    I'd like to use my iPod while it is plugged into my work computer. I suppose I could operate it from iTunes, but I want to plug in the earphones in my iPod.

    Is this possible?
     
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    zephead

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    If your iPod's on auto-sync, then it's entirely possible. :)
     
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    Howard Brazee

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    I don't have much freedom with my work - iTunes shows the songs in my iPod, and my iPod displays "Do not disconnect" as it always does when it's plugged into a computer (why - iTunes doesn't show anything being transferred). I don't seem to be able to do anything with my iPod's controls. I did click on File/Sync "brazee's iPod" - but didn't see that anything happened. Basically, it looks that iTunes can show me what is on my iPod, but I haven't figured out how to play them yet via iTunes, either on my iPod, or off. (I prefer on).

    So I let it charge, dismount the iPod and use it without the computer.
     
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    mrkramer

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    it works when it is plugged into the charger, so I don't see why it wouldn't work plugged in to the computer.
     
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    killmoms

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    Um, just eject it and leave it plugged in.

    I guess I don't understand the problem? :confused:
     
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    Howard Brazee

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    That works - but in that case, I suppose I should find a way to disable iTunes from coming up at all.
     
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    Howard Brazee

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    Also, half the time when I plug in my iPod at work, iTunes tells me:

    ! iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode. You must restore
    this iPod before it can be used with iTunes.
    OK

    I don't see anything unusual when I plug it in at home, and the next day I may or may not have this message when I get to work.
     

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