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Old 02-02-2005, 04:47 PM   #1
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My U2 iPod = Problem Ridden

Three weeks after replacing my STOLEN iPod (I really felt violated - one's music collection is a very personal thing), my replacment U2 iPod is going back to Apple for a number of issues:

1. Things the headphones have been disconnected with only slight manipulation of jack
2. Freezes at least 1-2x/day
3. Battery life a pathetic 4-5 hours

Has anyone else experienced these problems with your iPod (mini, U2, or otherwise) ???

What a drag having to return this damn thing and wait for a replacement. . .
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I had no problems at all.

That sucks.
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I got my U2 one yesterday, just downloaded the complete U2 on to it and to say im impressed is an understatement. The way it organizes your songs is simply brilliant. Cant comment on problems coz ive only had it a day!!!
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I got my U2 one yesterday, just downloaded the complete U2 on to it and to say im impressed is an understatement. The way it organizes your songs is simply brilliant. Cant comment on problems coz ive only had it a day!!!
NICE!

Yeah, iTunes is a good program-- and congratulations. . . hopefully it will work better than mine. . .

It's really nice to see the songs evolve, for example, to hear how Vertigo sounded when it was Native Son. . .
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only problem i've had is that it no longer charges when it's connected to the computer... i don't know why.
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I haven't had problems with mine. I it. Yeah, the battery life isn't that great, but it's usually not a problem for me because it charges when connected with speakers, and I also have a charger for the car.

I went to an Apple store for the first time today. It was so cool to see all the iPods.

They have the case I want.
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One thing you can try is to reboot it (specially when frozen): press and hold the menu and play/pause buttons at the same time for about 5-6 seconds. It'll also come back with an accurate battery life indicator.

Mine's been behaving pretty well. I just hate that I've scratched the display so much.
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Mine has frozen up once and as soon as I plugged it back to my USB port, it was fine.

Its been pretty problem free and I've had no issues with battery life or the headphones.
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My wife dropped mine and broke the LCD screen, wasnt much of a drop either, I strongly suggest you all invest in a case.
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Thanks for replying everyone. . .

I don't mind the battery problem THAT much, although, I do listen to music when I study (not U2 though - WAY too distracting, I think about playing my guitar and forget about work - I mostly listen to classical) but I am studying for my board licensing exams for being a doc and so, I am VERY iPod dependent right now. And the freezing, as ya'll have said, can be reset with the 2-button hold.

That's not the big problem, though, the headphone jack is. I mean, anytime the jack rotates more than a little, it pauses, thinking the headphones have been unplugged - that's the intolerable problem for me. . .

Anyway, sorry to rant. . . what cases are good for this iPod? I have a black leather incase one right now i got at the apple store
but i am not that happy with it. Thinking about this one:

http://www.agent18.com/index.cfm?act...3-427c58ade7a9

Thoughts?
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Mine's been behaving pretty well. I just hate that I've scratched the display so much.
I KNOW! It scratches SO easily. . . it looked so nice when it came. If they replace mine with a new one (when i finally send it back to apple), I'll have another honeymoon with it all nice and shiny. . .
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only problem i've had is that it no longer charges when it's connected to the computer... i don't know why.
Mine actually gets power sucked from it when it's plugged into the computer. No lie.

Mine has froze once last week, I didnt know how to restart it at the time. I do now.

Battery power isnt bad if you listen to full albums or use shuffle. Also, make sure to turn it off when it's not in use. Dont scroll through things to pass the time while listening to music too. Etc.
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Dont scroll through things to pass the time while listening to music too. Etc.
I wish the equalizer and automatic volume adjustor thingie didn't use power up. . .

I've noticed that now mine isn't charging in the cradle either, only when i plug it onto the apple/jbl speaker thing i bought for them. Weird.
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That's not the big problem, though, the headphone jack is. I mean, anytime the jack rotates more than a little, it pauses, thinking the headphones have been unplugged - that's the intolerable problem for me. . .
do you have an apple store near you?
if so, just take the ipod there and show them the headphones, maybe they can just replace them for you
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I haven't had any problems with my U2Ipod.
The only thing i get sometimes...is the little "do not disconnect "sign won't go away after i'm finished updating it....but thats not unusal from what i have read..so i just reboot my computer then disconnect it.
Sorry to hear your having problems with yours...hope they get resolved
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