i dont like this whole updating thing!! i mean i tried updating my i pod by downloading the 2006-03-23 updater and it just would not open on my computer and for no apparent reason (without me restoring) all my songs were erased for no apparent reason!!! now it wont download at all and i feel i just wasted $200. i would be better off with a walkman!!
Sorry Marylander it's a computer. And just like any computer it needs to be up to date.
I love the max volume setting. Black Nano 2gig. Installer worked great.
I've only had it installed for an hour or so on my 60 GB 5G, but so far so good. It does appear to fix the endless star ratings screen bug. I haven't tested any videos yet, but can't comment on its affect on the old video playback issues anyway, as I've been using more recent versions of iSquint and Handbrake which already resolved those playback issues themselves - I've no old conversions to test with. I like the new volume limiter option. Note that you can set this with or without a code lock. It's useful in two ways for me: allowing my 5 year old to listen to my iPod, as he so wishes to do, without having again to worry about him changing the volume to too high of a level. Further, for me, I can set the limit to what I consider to be more than loud enough, and then I never have to worry about accidentally bumping the volume up to painful levels (which I've done it on a few occasions when attempting to scan forward or set a star rating via the scrollwheel). Since I never have to set the volume higher than halfway at the most anyway, why not limit it to halfway? I can easily enough change the max if needed. Cool feature - thank goodness for "frivolous" lawsuits. :)
I think this update has given my iPod (20gb 4th gen) a bug, instead of fixing them. Now, it randomly goes to the next song, and responds very slowly when I try to correct that problem. I do like the scrolling titles though.
I have had my 4th generation 20GB iPod for a little over a year and have never had a problem with it. Suddenly, it has been malfunctioning nearly everytime i try to use it. I skips songs and cuts off in the middle of songs and goes on to another one. It has also been respoding very slowly, and I have noticed that it constantly makes clicking noises. I dont know if it has something to do with the updater 2006-03-23, but if anybody knows what the problem is or if they can help with it, please let me know.
maybe one or more of these things can help you...
If you have an iPod Shuffle, click here for reset steps.
If your iPod is frozen or won't turn on, use the steps to reset it which vary by model.
And here is an article that demonstrates how to access the iPod Diagnostic Mode.
I have no idea what people are up in arms about. I've used every single updater on my iPod without any problems whatsoever.
I think Apple is doing a fantastic job. Keep it up, guys!
Most iPod updates only include a new version for one or two of the various units- so read before using to see if it is necessary for your unit. I have never had problems with iPod updates and this worked fine on my shuffle (the only unit that needed this update).
On a side note- a danger of bringing in more windoze people to the fairer platform is increasing the fringe element whose purpose in life is to degrade each new piece of hardware and software because they are basically technophobes. Having been a computer teacher and user since 1979, I am continually amazed at the ease of use and excellent capabilities Apple technology has brought to my world.
for the record:
My first 40g was a definite lemon ( dead after about one week of use)
New one: no problems until yesterday (11 months of use) when suddenly, out of the blue
itunes 5 could not read library.
Pod still worked as disk
so I backed up files (disk mode) and restored.
Then down-graded to iTunes 4.9.
Working fine so far (one day anyway)
Very Scary piece of hardware...makes me shudder sometimes.
Going bankrupt, being attacked in alleys, earthquakes...
pale in comparison to the ominous threat of iPod hardware failure...but seriously>Mac only person..um...
also, I am afraid to update this unit beyond 3.0.2
this was supposed to ba a reply to a previous thread
respone to Phil Huse review
Maybe if you updated your iPod, then iTunes 5 would be able to read it?
So, what's the bottom line? Is this an upgrade that should be skipped?
Based on reviews, the ipod upgraders (regardless of version) have to be considered to be Apple's "most dangerous."
On just about every one of these Apple upgraders, someone or more than one macker posts negative comments. Some qualify what they post, some just post that "it sucks and crashes, destroyed my ipod (or whatever)"
These "it sucks, crashes, and destroyed my directory" etc. postings are taken seriously enough that I, for one, will skip the upgrade and wait on the the next. Then the next upgrader comes along and what's the first comment? "It sucks, crashes, and destroys everything." Were there no beta testers? Granted, it's useless to ask anyone from Apple.
To those heros out there who sacrifice their macs and their ipods to determine that an upgrader "sucks, crashes, and erases everything", how about going to System Profiler and post everything you have on your Mac prior to performing the catastrophic upgrade. Maybe you forgot to unplug all the firewire cables, maybe you have some bizzare PCI card, maybe you're running SCSI. If a particular upgrader is going to hose every mackers directory, at least post how you configured your Mac so we'll know which Macs will be affected. Or, maybe you're 100% right and it crashes every newly bought unmodified Mac or ipod!
One more small request - then tell us why Apple's beta testers didn't do their jobs.
Am I asking too much? Look. We're Mac users, not Pee Cee users, just run Apple System Profiler before posting catastrophic comments that must be taken seriously. I do take your posting seriously, at least show the courtesy of describing the circumstances in as much detail as there is.
Thank you, fellow mackers.
it says that it can´t mount the disk!!!!!
what a hell is that????????
i think this so called upgrade it´s BUGGY!!!!
i have ipod click wheel 20 GB and all the requirements
People, people... relax. Deep, cleansing breath.
This updater worked perfectly on my 3g, 4g, Shuffle and nano. The previous updaters have worked flawlessly on all 4 as well.
"jah", your post is a little vague on details of your issue with this updater. When I've had issues with any of my iPod's, simply performing a "Restore" from the latest iPod Update has fixed any issues.
Secondly, if you are syncing your iPod with iTunes, you can't "lose" any of your music, it's still on your computer.
Frankly, if you're managing your music manually and keeping your music ONLY on your iPod, you're asking for trouble. No backup.
If you are getting the blinking folder, exclamation point, or folder... you may actually have a hardware problem. That's what the $59 iPod AppleCare is for.
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