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Subject: Re: Ipod problems

Re: Ipod problems

From: Nils <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 13:41:06 +0200

see 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 <> 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:* []
> *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
> 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
> 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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