does my iPod have problems??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by zach007, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. zach007 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2004
    Ok, so I've had my iPod since the end of may and loved every minute of it. Lately, well ever since I've had it, it seems, that if I leave for a period of about 2 or 3 days without it coming on it restarts and does the apple thing and reboots every time. Also, I dont think i'm getting the right battery power out of it. Another thing.. I just downloaded the july iPod update a few days ago (yeah im late) and tried to put it on my iPod and i noticed i had to restore my iPod to facotory settings and delete all the songs.. Ok i did it and then the little update button would never become active and all it would let me do is restore. The version i have on it right now is 2.2 is that the version i need? any help with this would be good, and tell me if the reboot thing on it is normal...

  2. wide macrumors 6502a

    May 17, 2004
    You might have downloaded the software for an old generation iPod. As for starting up every time you use it, I think that's because the iPod mini and iPod 4G actually shut themselves off to save power.

    For your battery life concerns, the power meter on the upper right corner is not always accurate. It can show zero but still play for two or more hours, so I would test how long it can play (it should be 10-14 hours) before complaining to Apple about it.
  3. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I can tell you that much is normal. If you leave it for a few days, it goes into a "deep sleep" mode. This is opposed to the regular sleep it goes into when you hold pause.

    ..sorry, I'm too tired to think about the rest.
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    You've got no problems. The iPod's behavior sounds normal and 2.2 is the current software version.
  5. homerjward macrumors 68030


    May 11, 2004
    fig tree
    your fine, its supposed to shut off, battery life *will not* be 8 hours unless u encode in 16kbps and turn all features off and u still might not get it. as for software, and i just checked my ipod and it's 2.2

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