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R.I.P. PhilPod

PhilPod
On my birth­day and the few days after, you may have seen me talk­ing about the death of my iPod, oth­er­wise known as Phil­Pod. I think the HDD in it has failed, when I plug it into my Mac it whirrs, pops and clicks and does­n’t reg­is­ter at all in iTunes. On the day in ques­tion two or three times the unhap­py Mac appeared on the screen and I knew that was it. My iPod had died after three years of pro­vid­ing me with music on the go it is no more.
It did leave it’s mark, and me in a bit of dis­tress for an hour or so. No not because it was gone, although it was sad, but because on it’s way it crip­pled my iTunes Library. In a vain attempt to bring Phil­Pod back to life, I plugged it into my iMac to try to reset it one last time. I was greet­ed with that same whirring and pop­ping as well as the usu­al do not dis­con­nect mes­sage on screen. How­ev­er it did not reg­is­ter on my iMac or in iTunes and after half an hour I decid­ed it was time to pull the plug. iTunes con­tin­ued play­ing and all seemed well, uni­til I want­ed to change the album I was lis­ten­ing to. iTunes was­n’t respond­ing. No big­gie, time to force quit. Big­gie. iTunes process quit, but the iTunes icon did­n’t. There it sat in the dock going no where. The end result after a log out and a launch of iTunes. My iTunes Library had been locked. For­tu­nate­ly, it’s all fixed (post on how to come!) and no data was lost.
So what next? Well as my iPod died on my birth­day, I thought it fit­ting to use the mon­ey I got as gifts towards a replace­ment. After some thought this morn­ing I plumped for a black 3G iPod nano (8GB) from Ama­zon. It’s only cost me £109 plus postage thanks to an Ama­zon vouch­er, which is a heck of a lot cheap­er than Apple. I’m not both­ered by the loss in capac­i­ty, as by the end my iTunes Library would­n’t fit on my 20GB Phil­Pod, so this will only serve to make me more selec­tive in what music to car­ry with me. I’m look­ing for­ward to small­ness and the pos­si­bil­i­ty of Nike Plus in the future.
To fin­ish. RIP Phil­Pod.

4 responses

  1. Bless with the obses­sion of Mac. Glad u were able to get over the death of the ipod quick­ly, was bet­ter for all of us. and bless with the name too, i had not actu­al­ly heard that one before. phil­pod, deary me. sure­ly the new one can’t be philnano though?

  2. Bless with the obses­sion of Mac. Glad u were able to get over the death of the ipod quick­ly, was bet­ter for all of us. and bless with the name too, i had not actu­al­ly heard that one before. phil­pod, deary me. sure­ly the new one can’t be philnano though?

  3. Ha, the new Nano isn’t called PhilNano! ha! I not that sad, although it has tak­en its place in the nam­ing I have for my Mac’s! Maybe I am sad! ha!

  4. Ha, the new Nano isn’t called PhilNano! ha! I not that sad, although it has tak­en its place in the nam­ing I have for my Mac’s! Maybe I am sad! ha!

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