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Topic # 6467 27-Jan-2006 07:35
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Hello! I'm back. I have a new and improved iPod. I have a little black nano.
Everything is going sweet with this one - apart from -

When I wait after downloading the software off the CD and yes I have run the iPod newest Updater software - the screen says "Do Not Disconnect". I've heard they say this for a while but it's been connected to the computer since around 4pm yesterday, so it can't be charging the battery. I have searched iPods very unhelpful FAQS and Archives for any kind of help on this and nothing. Since my last topic proved to be very helpful but I had already gone thru all the stress and taken it back, I thought i'd get in here before all of that.

Any help, any suggestions, anything at all.

Thanks! :)

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Reply # 27292 27-Jan-2006 08:21
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You just need to eject it. There are two ways to do this:
- In iTunes, there will be a little eject icon next to the iPod's icon in the 'source' pane.
- In the Finder, navigate to 'computer' (where all of your storage drives are displayed), and drag the iPod's icon to the trash can (the trash can will change to an eject icon as you hover over it).

After you've ejected it, the 'do not disconnect' icon should disappear from the display and you are free to disconnect it.

It's my understanding that the iPod should always automatically eject after being updated, unless you have it enabled as a general storage device, in which case you will need to manually eject it each time you physically disconnect it.

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  Reply # 27300 27-Jan-2006 08:32
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Had that once already with my new 60GB Video. Restarted the computer gracefully and it let go of the iPod....

The firmware seems a little buggier than the 4th Gen stuff, but overall the iPod itself is just better.




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  Reply # 27303 27-Jan-2006 08:48
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Disenchanted: Had that once already with my new 60GB Video. Restarted the computer gracefully and it let go of the iPod....

The firmware seems a little buggier than the 4th Gen stuff, but overall the iPod itself is just better.


I think there is now a software update available for the 5th generation iPod. That might smooth over any glitches that you're experiencing.

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  Reply # 27310 27-Jan-2006 09:29
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I have the new firmware (1.1). It makes the clickwheel better to use.
Last night I couldnt view large album art, until i did the (centre)+(play/pause) reset... just minor things that would annoy the heck out of you if you didnt know what to do about it (i can see people returning to store to fix these sorts of problems).

This is my second 5th gen as the first one locked up with an error, and nothing would raise it from the dead... (1st day)




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  Reply # 27313 27-Jan-2006 09:30

leave it plugged in until you are done, turn your computer off and it will give you the all clear when it is no longer being accessed

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Reply # 27317 27-Jan-2006 09:39
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SNicolle: leave it plugged in until you are done, turn your computer off and it will give you the all clear when it is no longer being accessed


Not much help if you want to take away the iPod and use it without shutting down the computer!



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  Reply # 27526 31-Jan-2006 13:51
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hey guys.
thanks heaps for your replies. I find that if I just press the Eject button next to my iPod icon in iTunes thats ok, or the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the tray that works a treat too. But it should be able to just update, or charge, and then let me have it! Silly thing. Other than that, it works a treat, and i love it.



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  Reply # 27902 6-Feb-2006 18:12
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But, I should just be able to update it and it release my iPod, like all my other friends ones do. I never know if it's finished putting songs onto the iPod or what the hell its doing. I wish I could fix it!

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Reply # 27906 6-Feb-2006 18:25
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miss_louie: But, I should just be able to update it and it release my iPod, like all my other friends ones do. I never know if it's finished putting songs onto the iPod or what the hell its doing. I wish I could fix it!


You need to re-read my first post in this thread, where I said:

"It's my understanding that the iPod should always automatically eject after being updated, unless you have it enabled as a general storage device, in which case you will need to manually eject it each time you physically disconnect it. "

To disable the iPod as a storage device, follow these instructions:
- Ensure your iPod is connected.
- From the 'iTunes' menu, choose 'preferences'.
- Choose the 'iPod' tab.
- Uncheck the 'enable disk usage' box.

Your iPod should now be automatically ejected every time the update process is completed. Just bear in mind that with this setting disabled, you will no longer be able to store anything on your iPod apart from the music that you intend to play on it.

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