iPod Odd iPod Problem

Smileyguy

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Nov 29, 2004
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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.
 

mad jew

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Apr 3, 2004
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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. :(
 

mfacey

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Feb 1, 2004
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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!
 

Smileyguy

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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.
 

mac 2005

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Apr 1, 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.