iPod/iBook G4 problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kylebragggger, May 20, 2004.

  1. kylebragggger macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2004
    I wonder if a day will ever come where I have no issues with my iPod 10GB and/or my iBook G4 933mhz/14". The latest round is this:

    My iPod (which, by the way, is the 2nd one I've had, since Apple replaced the original because it wouldn't finish a sync) once again will not sync with iTunes, and instead locks up iTunes and the iPod. I turned my iPod on yesterday and voila! All of my songs and playlists were gone. I then tried to do a restore using the restore tool. That locked up my computer the 1st time, then finally worked the 2nd. Syncing, as I said before, doesn't happen. It will copy a few songs then just stop working. I'm using FireWire by the way. Also, the battery drains at such a rapid pace -- I charged it overnight and the battery is already half-dead this morning right after I took it off the charger! Ahhh! The replacement iPod is only 3 months old, and the original I got for Christmas 2003.

    Now we come to my iBook. I'm hoping that the extreme sluggishness, frequent lockups, slow app loading, graphical glitches, etc. are due to me only having 256mb ram and running quite a few apps under 10.3 Panther. I've got an Airport Extreme card, yet half of the time my wireless network can't be connected to and instead I get a vague "error connecting to linksys" (not verbatim) error message. A few times I've started the computer only to have it lock up as soon as I log in. Other times, the power button wont turn it on. The iBook is only 1 1/2 months old. That's right.

    All I have to say is "What the h*ll apple?" I am so fed up with Apple's products. For the record, I have had an iMac Blueberry (Revision 1.5), and another iBook (the generation with the logic board problems; that one had every single component replaced due to failure, includeing the screen, keyboard, logicboard, etc.). I officially have sent every single Apple product I've ever owned in for support at least once. The real shame is that I know when I call support today, I'll end up talking to at least 4 people, all of whom will make me go thru the same exact preliminary steps to try and fix my problems, instead of communicating to each other and making progress on the repairs, and at least one of whom will have such a heavy foreign accent I won't be able to understand anything they say. I was a single click away from having a new PC shipped to my house. To say I'm irate and sick of this asinine hogwash would be an understatement.

  2. tace macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2003
    Hope that vent off helps you feel better. I know sometimes it gets very annoying to not be able to get even the simplest things done no matter what type of a computer you have.

    I have a new iPod/iBook combo, too. Luckly, I haven't had any hardware problems. The only time my iPod wouldn't sync any songs was when I used AIM with a different account than the one I use for iTunes. The thing just would not sync any of my songs or play lists. I have tried everything including resetting the iPod. Finally when I clicked to play a song in iTunes it told me that I wasn't authorized. So, I change my AIM/iTunes login back and everything works.

    I also have Airport in my iBook and had few if any problems/crashes. I do have my RAM maxed out, though. I noticed that running a few apps with OS 10.3.3 takes up more than 400 MB of RAM. So, a RAM upgrade might be wise. I also have brand new WinXP PCs at my work, but I much rather work on my iBook.

    Hope you get your problems resolved. :)
  3. MacBoyX macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2003
    East Coast, USA
    :( very sad. I will comment on your AirPort problem. I'll bet it's NOT the AE card but the fact that someone else around you have an open linksys network and you're not hitting YOUR router but theirs. Go into your linksys router and:
    1. rename the SSID to something unique to you.
    2. TURN OFF SSID Broadcasting
    3. Make a location in OS X and on turn off all ports BUT the AirPort. Go to the AirPort tab and tell it to JOIN a specific network and put in ur SSID.

    First of all this is a much more secure way to keep people from accidentally or purposefully using your wireless network, and it will also ensure you hit your network and not someone else's.

    Just a thought.

    Let us know if that helps!

  4. Coolvirus007 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2004
    I have had the SAME EXACT symptomes on my iPod which was replaced 2 times. (This one is my third one. The first two replacements made funny noises and I just sent them right back.) This whole replacement thing took more than two months to sort out. - IS APPLE slacking off on QUAILTY control? The iPodS they sent were faulty!!! I rely on music so the 2 month wait was horrible because I had to go back to CDs.
  5. kylebragggger thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2004
    Thanks for all of your replies. I just got off the phone with Apple "Support" "specialists" -- only had to talk to one this time which was surprising. They don't know what's wrong with my iPod, and of course, I got shuffled thru the standard.. reset.. sync.. reformat.. sync... bla bla bla. As for the iBook, he disabled my StartupItems, then closed my support ticket. It's still sluggish and freezes. Great. I'm buying a freaking PC.

  6. kylebragggger thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2004

    UPDATE: It's official. My iPod is getting replaced by Apple. I'll soon have my THIRD!!! iPod from them. This is such bs. 5 months, 3 iPods. Come on, Apple. Seriously. I talked to the "support" guy and the hard drive is officially busted. Why? Who knows.

    Now for the iBook.. Still slow, still locking up.. Grrr

  7. MUCKYFINGERS macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    your ibook is slow because it's <1ghz and it only has 256 mb ram.

    EDIT: holy crap i realized i brought back a 2 year old thread. ookay, my apologies.

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