Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Anyone out there know how long an iPod is supposed to last? Mine is...not really working, and I'm wondering whether it's worth it to try to get it fixed. It's a year old. and my experience with my previous iPod, a second generation shuffle, was that it too died after a year. Is this normal? Is it worth it to fix it, or should I get a new one? Help me out here!
Apparently I should be more clear. It's not working as in, it doesn't respond to any of the buttons being pushed (no, it's not on hold, I made sure of that) and currently all the screen is showing me is "Do not disconnect" when it wasn't connected to anything in the first place! Well, actually it was connected to the iHome, but it hasn't done anything like that before. I've tried hooking it up to my computer, but the computer won't connect, it doesn't seem like there's anything connected. (I'm not sure if that last line made sense, but hopefully you get what I mean.) All cleared up now? Please help!

Update: I just picked up my ipod and clicked the buttons, just to see what would happen. Apparently, it's working again. Though I'm not sure for how long. Maybe I should take it to the apple store to get looked at. Though I also saw a few websites that will diagnose it....I don't know. Sooooo, I'm back at square one. Phbttthhhhhh.


frumpunk said...

You'll have to be a bit more specific about what the problem is. Any well made mp3 player should have at least a 5 year lifespan, barring user damage.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Palm pilots do that all the time. The tungstenE has that problem the most out of any