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Subject: Re: Ipod Mini & Rockbox

Re: Ipod Mini & Rockbox

From: Bob Jonkman <>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 01:23:22 -0500

Hi Lynda: Have you tried a hard reset of the iPod Mini? Hold down the Select
(center) button and the Menu button together for about five seconds, and the iPod
will do a complete restart. If you have it plugged into the wall charger at the same
time then it should begin charging. A low battery may be contributing to your

Mine's about two years old, and in the last three months or so the battery life has
reduced to about three hours of playing time per charge...

I've also had problems with a corrupt FAT32 filesystem. Once Windows again
recognizes your iPod as a drive then try running Scandisk on it. Logical file system
errors can be fixed, and you don't want to install Rockbox until your file system is


This is what Lynda Ingraham <> said
about "Ipod Mini & Rockbox" on 12 Dec 2006 at 22:00

> Hello Everyone,
> I'm new to the list today.
> I recently learned that Rockbox can be used with an Ipod Mini. My goal is
> to install Rockbox. I've got a few problems to fix before I can install
> Rockbox.
> I was using Anapod Explorer. I had a friend help with installation and
> setting up my Ipod. I am having problems that I believe need to be fixed
> before I can go forward.
> When using Anapod, I was always careful to connect, disconnect, and eject
> the Ipod. I transferred quite a bit of music this week. After ejecting the
> Ipod, it played several songs and I have not been able to get it to work
> since. Apparently, the computer is not listing the device in My Computer,
> Anapod Explorer cannot find it, and uninstalling and reinstalling Itunes,
> Apple Updates, and Anapod Explorer have not helped. At this point, my goal
> is to get Rockbox going. Any help would be appreciated.
> Thank you in advance,
> Lynda
> Lynda Ingraham email:

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