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Subject: Re: power down? USB connection question

Re: power down? USB connection question

From: Tyler Wood <>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:21:32 -0600

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Woody Anna Dresner" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 1:58 PM
Subject: RE: power down? USB connection question
> .From: "Tyler Wood"<>
> .I'm using ipod video 5 gen. In the manual, it tells me to hold play to 
> power down the player; however this isn't working. Does it mean hold play 
> and flick the hold switch? Also, how do I plug the unit into the pc? I'll 
> get unrecognized device, then, sometime or another, it will connect. It 
> always seem to connect randomly, and disconnect in the same way, so, this 
> really isn't great for copying 15.5 gb of music- I got 5 percent through 
> and it disconnected on me.
> Hi Tyler,
> If you are in the menus or file browser, holding down Play (the bottom 
> button) for a few seconds (4 on the Nano - I don't know whether it's the 
> same on the Video)
> Should power it down.  If a file is playing, hold Play down for about 2 
> seconds first (again, the timing may be different on the Video) to get to 
> the menus or file browser.
> As for transferring files, in the past it was best to switch to the Apple 
> firmware first because USB support was better in the Apple firmware than 
> in Rockbox, so transfers went much faster.  I haven't been running recent 
> builds long enough to know whether this has changed in the past month. 
> You might try switching to the Apple firmware and seeing whether the 
> transfer works any better.  Then switch back to Rockbox when the transfer 
> is done.
> Cheers,
> Anna
Hi Anna,
How do I revert to apple firmware; I've heard holding select plus menu, and 
switching the hold switch to on? Or does that reset the player to defaults?
Received on 2007-03-07

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