Why did you have to die?
Hubby got me a 30mb video iPod for Xmas 2005. I loved it and took care of it and walked it and generally babied it. This past weekend I noticed something was wrong when I tried to turn it on and it was dead. I had charged it just the day before so it was odd that it was dead. Nonetheless, I used my car charger to juice it up again and it worked fine. My brother even remarked how awesome the video was on it. But when I tried to turn it off, it would turn black then would mysteriously switch back on, dimly, with the words “Charging” on it. I tried re-setting it a few times, but it kept doing it. I knew something was dreadfully wrong with it but I was in our lake house, which doesn’t have access to much of anything save water and trees, so I put it in my purse and hoped for the best.
On the ride home, I played it via a new gadget that my SIL told me about. You attach it to your iPod via a cord that goes into the earbud slot. On the other end is a fake cassette that you pop into your tape deck and somehow you’re able to play your IPod through it. It worked like a charm. I wonder if it somehow killed my iPod.
I tried charging it today and it’s deader than a doornail. I tried the car charger, the computer and the wall outlet. I switched out cords. No go. My computer won’t even recognize it.
P.S. Will iTunes count my replacement iPod as one of the 5 machines I’m allowed to download songs to? I have a few hundred dollars invested in these songs and it’s not fair that my iPod bit the bullet.