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July 19, 2005 / jnolen

Music to my ears

My new iPod came yesterday. I got a refurb 4th generation 20gb. It's doesn't have the nice color screens that the brand new ones have, but it was a really good deal.

My old, 1st generation 10gb iPod finally gave up the ghost. I had been thinking about a getting a new one because the battery was down to about 2 hours' life and it could only manage to sync through one particular firewire cable — the other 3 cables I have tried end up causing the Finder to lock up. Strange, eh? Anyway, on Saturday when I went to unplug my iPod from charging, I found the dreaded Sad iPod icon.

I googled, but found no useful information beyond "take it in for service." And since my iPod is long out of warranty, I decided to suck it up and get a new one. I get more storage, longer battery life and a smaller form-factor. And, happily, there was a good sale on, and they had plenty in stock, and it arrived last night. So now I just need to get my music on it.

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