Weird iPod behavior

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by plutnicki, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. plutnicki macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2003
    I have a 3rd generation 10g iPod. Since installing the 2.1 firmware, and new iTunes, I've seen a very strange problem twice.

    I will frequently charge the Pod from my system, connected to the firewire cable. I unmount it, so I can just pop it out when I'm ready to move.

    2 times now, while it's sitting, connected, unmounted, charging (with the full screen battery charge indicator), it will all of a sudden come up with the "Do Not Disconnect screen". It is not mounted on the system at all. I cannot just power the Pod off.

    I reset the Pod, it mounted and I unmounted it, now it's charging again.

    Anyone ever see that behavior? It's new to me. Plus, it seems like the Pod never stops charging.... It wasn't totally dead when I connected it, and it's be charging for like 2.5 hours now.

  2. G5isAlive macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2003
    iPod battery

    I have seen related behavior, though not quite the same as you describe. If I have my 3rd gen ipod sitting in its dock it says it is charging for hours, but when I remove it no charge is showing. If I then start playing the charge bar creeps up until it hits full charge.

  3. theipodgod16 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2003
    Berkeley, CA
    i have version 1.3 i have seen the same thing. The battery bar will say 1 bar after fully charged, then it will jump up to all 4. Also have seent the do not disconnect diolouge too. just click update ipod in itunes an itll say ok to disconnect.
  4. tomf87 macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    Re: Weird iPod behavior

    Mine wasn't mounted on the desktop and it had the "Do Not Disconnect" message. I went into iTunes to force it to mount. Then I drug the desktop icon to the trash, and it did the same thing. However, this time I saw that iTunes still was looking at the iPod. CTRL-click the iPod in iTunes and hit eject and it came out with no problem. I think with the new firmware they may have lost the sync between the desk icon and iTunes.
  5. pauld macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2003
    Tokyo (London for the holidays!)
    Re: iPod battery

    Happened to me this morning


    since adding that new update a few days ago I'm frequently getting tracks ending about two thirds the way through (I remember this was a problem when the 3G's came out but they fixed it quickly)

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