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The iPod & iTunes Pocket Guide, Third Edition by Christopher Breen

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9. Troubleshooting Your iPod

I regret to report that—except for you, dear reader, and me—nothing is perfect. No, not even the iPod. Whereas it may tick happily along one day, the next day, its menu structure is a mess; it refuses to start up when you’re sure it has a full battery; or when it does start up, it displays an icon indicating that it is feeling far from well. In this chapter, I look at the common maladies that afflict the iPod and what, if anything, you can do about them.

You’ve heard it often enough by now: The traditional iPods and iPod touch differ to the point where it makes little sense to discuss them in the same breath. With that in mind, I devote the first part of this chapter to the iPod design of old before embarking on ...

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