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Subject: Re: Ipod problems

Re: Ipod problems

From: Rob Powell <rob_at_rinty.plus.com>
Date: 2006-06-27

Hi and thanks very much. Unfortunately it looks like it would be
difficult or impossible to do without sight. Apparently there's an
apple ipod store in London, so I think I might have to take it to them.

RobAt 12:41 27/06/2006, you wrote:
>see <http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60983>this page
>for instructions on how to restore your ipod. Once this is done from
>windows it should be in fat32 format and have the apple firmware working.
>
>On 6/20/06, Rob Powell <<mailto:rob@rinty.plus.com>rob@rinty.plus.com> wrote:
>OH, I've downloaded all the rockbox bits already, and have the link
>to the installation instructions on my desktop, so once I get the
>formatting issue sorted, I hopefully can go go go!!
>
>Rob
>
>
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>From:
><mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se>rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
>[mailto: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of Woody Anna Dresner
>Sent: 20 June 2006 01:25
>To: Rockbox
>Subject: Re: Ipod problems
>
>
>Hi Rob,
>
>I can't help with everything, but I can help a little.
>
>A good place to find the relevant Rockbox links, including
>descriptions of doing some things from a blind person's perspective,
>is Brian Hartgen's Portable Players Portal at
><http://www.hartgen.org/portable.html>http://www.hartgen.org/portable.html
>I am blind as well and am using a 2GB iPod Nano. If yours works
>anything like mine, you control the click wheel by moving your
>finger around the edge, and there are also controls at the top,
>bottom, left and right which you access by pressing down on the
>wheel. The bottom is play/pause, also used to power down the unit
>by holding for 4 seconds. The top is Menu; in Rockbox it goes to
>the main menu, and in iTunes, it is a back button. The left is
>previous/rewind when playing tracks, and backs you up through
>Rockbox menus. The right side does the opposite. The middle is
>Select, used a lot like an Enter key. On the Nano, Rockbox uses the
>click wheel, so I imagine it will on yours as well.
>
>The site for downloading the latest Apple firmware is
><http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/>http://www.apple.com/ipod/download/
>I'm sure that's going to need to be loaded and functioning before
>you can load Rockbox software. To use Rockbox, you install a
>bootloader - a program that lets you choose between running the
>Apple and Rockbox firmware. I don't know what you should do if the
>iPod is formatted for a Mac; you might search the Apple site for
>that. You need to get the iPod into a Windows format and have the
>Apple firmware running before you can install Rockbox.
>
>Good luck with what sounds like a frustrating problem.
>
>Cheers,
>Anna
>
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Received on Tue Jun 27 16:20:13 2006


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