iPod takes a while to allow shutdown after PC connection

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Gary King, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Gary King macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    For some reason, after I have disconnected my iPod from my PC, I cannot immediately turn off my iPod. Instead, I have to wait about a minute or two before I am able to turn it off. Why is that? Also, during this process, it seems to be 'refreshing' everything, as in, when I go to the 'Import Photos' in 'Photos' (where my imported camera photos are kept), they do not show up immediately, but instead, they show up slowly, like, one at a time, maybe every 20 seconds or so.

    How do I solve this?
    (Or is completely wiping everything out the only way? That is such a rash move! :()

  2. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Not to be rude, but why are you posting about this on MacRumors? :)

    Try iLounge's forums, they should help you out there.
  3. Gary King thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2004
    I've already posted there. I haven't received any response in a while now.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I think what you are explaining is fairly normal although I can't speak so much for the photo aspect since I have a regular/original 4G. My notes section can take a similarly long time to open after a sync though.

    As for turning it off, what do you mean by that?
  5. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    My bad, I didn't even fully understand your question before I replied. Sorry.

    The behavior you're describing is fairly normal. Since your iPod is formatted as FAT32 (Windows) it uses a different file structure then Mac formatted iPods, and forever reason, FAT32 iPods take longer to disconnect/mount from PC's then Mac formatted iPods do to Mac's (from my personal experience - not official). And the bigger the hd/more songs, the longer the wait (I'd assume). And depending on your PC, there could be some other things involved.

    You could try reformatting, but I don't think that'd help much.

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