RIP Lilly B (My iPod has passed to a better place) now to move on ....

MikeJett86

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Mar 5, 2005
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Dallas, Tx
well.... :(

last night I tried to sync my dearest Lilly B with my new mac mini (yet to be named) and well .... i got an error message. said it needed to be reset to factory setttings. So I did. but alas- no go ... it now won't sync all of my music- it gets about 34GB of it ... i have a 3G 40 gb iPod ... it just gives me an error saying it failed for some unknown reason. I think it has something to do with the little tumble it took two weeks ago ... since then it had been skipping on one of my songs ... so ... i think the hard drive was damaged and since I bought my lovely Lilly a little over a year ago (i think) and I have misplaced my extended warranty stuff I got from CompUSA (I bought it in arkansas, land devoid of the lovely place known as the Apple Store) but the warranty was only for a year anyway. So now, it's time to move on, and get a new iPod. But see, I'm in a pickle. Should I go ahead and get a 60 GB iPod photo? or just a shuffle to tide me over until the next generation of iPods come out? because it still plays some music.

So i guess- my real question is, seeing as the actual purchase decision is up to me in the end, has any one heard any rumors about the next generations of iPods? I think I remember reading something about a new 80 GB HD being made by the same company that makes the iPod HDs .... seeing as I have filled my 40 almost to the gills, moving up in size is the only option ... Also- tips on a good place to get a nice deal...

thank you to anyone who can help.

Michael
 

Sutekidane

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Jan 26, 2005
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It sounds like the HD in your old ipod went bad. I recommend that you go for a 60gb iPod Photo, as it should last you quite a while and the price is right for many people.
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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aplasticspork said:
ipod diagnostic mode ...you can see what's wrong with your ipod before getting rid of it and see if it's worth fixing :)
--andrzej
Very good idea to look into! Though it might just say "you are screwed" but its still nice to know if its fixable or not.
 

MikeJett86

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Mar 5, 2005
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Dallas, Tx
Well- when I dropped it in the dock tonight something happened I've never seen happen before. a disk with a magnifying glass came up on the screen and a little progress bar. It took a long time to go through it all (hours) but once it finished there was a check mark and then the rest of my songs synced ..... so maybe i have another couple of months left with it .... so that's good- don't need to spend anymore money for a lil bit.

well this post's topic has changed a bit .. but oh well ...
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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MikeJett86 said:
Well- when I dropped it in the dock tonight something happened I've never seen happen before. a disk with a magnifying glass came up on the screen and a little progress bar. It took a long time to go through it all (hours) but once it finished there was a check mark and then the rest of my songs synced ..... so maybe i have another couple of months left with it .... so that's good- don't need to spend anymore money for a lil bit.

well this post's topic has changed a bit .. but oh well ...
It did a disk check and repaired any errors. You can force it to run in diagnostic mode, but it seems like it ran on its own initiative.

Neat.
 

sinisterdesign

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Dec 10, 2003
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atlanta
yeah, my old ipod would do the diagnostic once & a while. good to know it's there when you need it.

however, if you DO need to replace lilly in the near future (cover her ears), i would definately go w/ the Photo. the color screen is so nice. very crisp, clear & the font is so much better.
 
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