Relying heavily on my ipod for music I feel thoroughly lost without it. You may ask but why, what happened? Being a meticulously careful person I really can’t understand what happened. I had my ipod plugged into the ipod connection in the car and was happily singing or rather screeching to the music. All was well that is until I arrived at the gym disconnected it from the car to take it inside. All ready to pump to the music I plugged in the ipod on the tread mill and was ready to select my favourites play list when to my horror the scroll wheel on the ipod was totally frozen and refused to budge an inch!!! Annoyed and irritated I had to make do with the in house radio to exercise to!!
At home I tried to un lock the scroll wheel by following the advise on the apple website the magic “five R’s”. BL***Y useless the ipod scroll wheel refused to work!! Only option was to reset the factory settings. Now seriously my heart was doing somersaults. I had to make sure all my music was copied and in the itunes library before I attempted such a manoeuvre!!! With a deep breath, fingers crossed and lots of praying I reset the ipod!!! With baited breath I awaited the consequences, but to my disappointment all the music wiped out but the ipod scroll wheel refused to budge!!! I now have a useless ipod!! Stuck scroll wheel and no music!!!
Trying not to feel too dejected I thought ok all is not lost, I will send it to apple to get it fixed!! I typed in the serial number on the web site and to my horror I discovered that my warranty had just expired!!Damn!! Sods law!! I am convinced that apple plant this little memory chip that has a clock set on it that makes their ipod’s break immediately after the warranty expires to get people to but new ones!!
The reason for this post is to see if any of you wonderful techies out there have a miraculous cure to solving my ipod dilemma. I guess if all fails I will need to replace it .Ipod touch here I come!! Or maybe not I should investigate the market for an alternate mp3 player.