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DeeC
Premium
join:2000-09-01
the world
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reply to signmeuptoo

Re: my ipod photo won't turn off!

signmuptoo, again, I'll buy your "shoddy" ipod that you spend 99% of your time complaining about just to get you to move on to another.....geeze.....


signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
Premium
join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
kudos:5
Sure. And I would sell it to you, but now my wife overseas wants it!!! She thinks it's cool, heh.

Don't get me wrong. I love my iPod, I just think that Apple should be doing a better job. At least mine is made in an aluminum chassis, that was a great step in the right direction on one aspect.

That's one of the reasons that I like the Cowon, it also is made with Aluminum, rather than plastic.

Also, I grant you that most of the problems are because peeps don't RTFM, which I too find annoying, but it is normal. Peeps don't like having to pour over hour to hours of information to attempt to solve a problem, and most of the peeps that post in DSLR are that type of person. Many don't even have the wisdom to realize that they can do this, and they have more trust in the members here that some impersonal instructions to help them.

This is not to say that you are wrong, just that human nature will always prevail, and any wise person has to take that into account.

No offense taken, aliasrlz. You guys are right in many ways, I just want to see Apple ramp up the quality more, and I also want to see them open up the iPods' database system so that it is easy (if someone WANTS to do it) not have to use an iTunes database type install system, but that they can make the iPod work independant of it. I would like the iPods a lot better if they did!

Sorry, but I personally don't think I am asking too much, because only a moderate percentage of people would take advantage of that, but those people would be very happy instead of angry. Since most folks like iTunes, Apple wouldn't be threatened, and Steve needs to realize that.

Hell, even IBM realize that opening up their standard would help them stay in business in the long run, and it worked. Otherwise, we wouldn't have our cheap PCs as we know it today...
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China and North Korea are still very evil repressive regimes. Boycott China if at all possible! Protect Taiwan and The Philippines from Chinese agression and missles that they keep lobbbing at them. Time for Bush to go!


Stewart D

@cox.net
I just started having this same problem. Can't turn off my 30GB video. Resetting it isn't helping. I've reset it 5 times already within the last hour with no luck. I must put it in the Bose Sound Dock and turn it off with the remote.


DeeC
Premium
join:2000-09-01
the world
kudos:1
reply to signmeuptoo
People use ipods without iTunes ALL THE TIME.... Ephpod, Copypod, Ipod Explorer, etc.... there are tons of third party software products to use to do the same things as iTunes.......

Again, no one even bothers to take the 2 nano seconds to look it upon Google or Yahoo..... People want to complain because they are too dumb or lazy to do a tiny bit of research, that's all.......

goodluck.


signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
Premium
join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
kudos:5
I know that. But, friend, those programs often don't work right. For some reason, I can't get Ephpod to work right with my iPod. Wouldn't it be nicer if you just didn't need such programs?

Also, I have had problems getting the programs that work in Linux to work right. Sometimes I have to totally redo the iPod by rebuilding it. And I can't use Ephpod in Windows and gtkpod in Linux at the same time (I don't mean simultaniously, but that I can't use Ephpod without it making gtkpod not work for some reason, some issue with the iPod database.

All your statements are true, but so are mine. That is our middle ground, neither of us are wrong. I just find that using the iPod to be a PITA. It will be quite a while before I can afford it, but I will get a Cowon.

In any event, now that I have XM radio, I use my iPod less.
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China and North Korea are still very evil repressive regimes. Boycott China if at all possible! Protect Taiwan and The Philippines from Chinese agression and missles that they keep lobbbing at them. Time for Bush to go!


Stewart D

@cox.net
I also just noticed that now that I'm having this problem the iPod also isn't playing correctly in my Bose Sound Dock. Only the left speaker is working while the right speaker makes a squeking sound.

I know that it's not the Bose doc because my girlfriend's iPod works fine in it.

I'm gonna let the battery drain down all the way. Hopefully, all will be well when I bring it back up.


DeeC
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the world
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reply to signmeuptoo
The ipod wasn't designed for Linux..... anytime you take a product and try to make it into something it wasn't designed for, EXPECT PROBLEMS....... just don't complain when they happen .....

Like buying a car and expecting it to fly .......

Weird, I have a 3G ipod, older than your mini..... use with it iTunes and Copypod ....no issues. The only time I even remotely had a problem was when I didn't update the firmware on the 3G or update iTunes..... no other time (knock, knock on wood) ....:)

I'll wait until Sirius is intergrated into the ipod ...instead of having yet another portable something to carry around....:p


stopme

@c3-0.80w-ubr4.nyr-80
reply to hez
Hey all, Thanks to this thread this problem one ate at me for about 5 minutes. Mine is a 60G Video and the problem started when I took it off my sound dock while it was playing. Used ear phones for a bit then tried to shut it off, nothing. A quick reset (which I learned to do from you all) and I am back in business. Thanks!


Freakinanonyed

@37.xx.198.adsl.snet.
reply to hez
:(:(:(:(:(:(I am so Po'd cause my freggin' ipod video won't shut off. Ive formatted it reseted it everything. I just think its a piece of crap


a

@comcast.net
reply to hez
:D:D THANKS SO MUCH!!!! My ipod will finally turn off yay!!!!!!


codeman91

@dsl.sfldmi.sbcglobal
reply to britt the twit

Re: hey it worked!

My son was just experiencing the same problem. The solution worked great! Thanks!!!


bailer

@optonline.net
reply to Diesel0

Re: my ipod photo won't turn off!

I had that same problem where my photo ipod won't turn off. I was also using the bose dock. Your solution (holding the center and menu buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds) worked for me. Thank you very much.

Mercer14

join:2006-02-23
Harrodsburg, KY
reply to itsartemis
my ipod wont shut off but plays and works fine. so i figured plugging it into my computer would fix it but, it only charges, it doesnt show up on itunes, no disconnect sign.


Ajez

@adelphia.net
reply to hez
I have the same problem & i use the Apple dock. Won't turn off- WON'T EVEN RESET!!
I will wait for it to lose charge i guess


Adamkernow

@aol.com
reply to hez
i had the problem with my 30GB video iPod, i reset it by holding Menu and the centre button as was suggested earlier and that seemed to fix the problem, so thanks! My Ipod is waslking great for me so far, only things which are a bit iffy are:
The Battery life indicator is a bit unreliable, as in it goes up and down

In Itunes, when i try to disconnect my iPod it keeps saying that another program is using files on the iPod so it cant disconnect. but there are no other programs using it? i have done a search on the main website but cant seem to find a troubleshooter for this problem


cookeys
Premium,MVM
join:2001-06-10
Orland Park, IL
reply to hez
I have a 20gig 4th gen iPod. In my case, I think that the problem is the buttons. Sometimes when I press and hold down the play/pause button, it cycles through the skip control and the album art. It's like I'm pressing the middle button. I think that the middle button is somehow getting pressed too, and it's cause it not to shut off.


SK
The member formerly known as Cow
Premium
join:2001-05-18
Toronto
reply to hez
When it freezes and I'm not able to reset, plugging into the wall outlet works.


Stepharoni

@ameritech.net
reply to hez
I had the same problem today and I googled it and this came up. Thank you so much!

TechieGirl15

join:2006-07-17
Aaronsburg, PA
reply to hez
I had the same problem. Try resetting it. That worked for me.


IITone

@bellsouth.net
I had the same problem. Resetting it by holding down the menu button and center button until the apple logo appears worked for me. Thanks!


bedank

@bigpond.net.au
reply to DavisPhotog
Thanks! I had the hold key on - its the switch at the top left of the ipod. if you turn it towards where it says hold, none of the keys work.


DavisPhotog
Flyingphotog
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-26
Santa Rosa, CA
Maybe this needs to be in an FAQ entry....

shaakirshah

join:2006-08-22
pakistan
reply to hez
Hey,..i have tried reseting(pressing the center and the menu button together)...and then pressing the play/pause button...but it still wont turn off..it shows the charged logo all the time...can someone help please!


DavisPhotog
Flyingphotog
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-26
Santa Rosa, CA
Plug it in to a power source and then try resetting it.

shaakirshah

join:2006-08-22
pakistan
reply to hez
I have plugged it to my pc's usb(1.1), i don't have a conventional power adapter.. but still same.. the funny thing is that even after a certian period of use(1-2hr).. the charged logo still appears..shouldnt the power be half down.


rgm

@nzgfamlaw.com
reply to hez
Thanks a lot. Your suggestion did the trick. I had to reset it 2 times before I was able to shut it off though. Wow, what a relief!! And it doesnt lose any of the music.


XClareX

@ntl.com
reply to hez
This happened to me too. I solved it the following way. I left my ipod on until the battery ran down (didn't have a choice really as I couldn't turn it off anyway!). Then I recharged it fully from my pc via the USB connection. When it was fully charged and working again, i was able to turn it off in the way you are meant to by holding the pause button on the wheel down for a few seconds. It seemed to correct it.


Colour Me Confused

@shawcable.net
Okay, good for you people with iPod 60G videos that still turn off EVENTUALLY. Luck is on your side...but I've tried EVERYTHING and it still refuses to shut off. I reset it, nope, plug it back into the power source, nope, reset again, nope, and it is not the hold button. I find often times my iPod doesn't even turn on. I have to do weird things like remove the ear plugs or press Menu for it to turn on sometimes.

This is incredibly irritating as this is practically a new iPod...less than one month old.

Can someone please help me? Do you think the Apple updates for the iPods would help this problem? I'm helplessly waiting for the batteries to drain. Anything is appreciated.


hockeynick

@verizon.net
reply to hez
toggle the hold switch on and off a few times


PROPRLY

@rr.com
reply to hez
I have had the exact same problem since I bought my Video 30 GB IPOD ealier this year. Two trips to the Geeks and a service call to Apple produced absolutely nothing! They said that they couldn't "recreate the problem." But lo and behold here I was again sitting on a plane about to take off and the blasted IPOD won't go off!!! Battery finally died AFTER I landed. I'm worried that this could be a real problem when flying.

Anyone else have a similiar problem at airports??