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Subject: Re: Ipod problems

Re: Ipod problems

From: Rob Powell <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 15:17:43 +0100

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 <>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!!
>[mailto:] 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.
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