Posts Tagged ‘Ipod trouble’

Technology Trouble

Friday, March 6th, 2009

I’m just going to recount this sad tale of woe, to get it off my chest. Sorry folks, but it’s good therapy 😉

  • My ipod charger doesn’t want to work in America. That’s odd, because it worked fine in Japan.
  • But that’s okay, because my little laptop works fine when plugged into the wall. So I can charge my ipod from the laptop. Crude, but workable.
  • When I plug the ipod into the laptop, Amarok comes up. It can see all the music on my ipod. It can also access it to play it. Clever.
  • But when I go out for breakfast this morning, my ipod says that it has no music on it. NO MUSIC!! It actually still has all the music, but can no longer play it.
  • A bit of googling discovers that Amarok does this to ipods. How clever of it.
  • So I need to upgrade Amarok on my laptop.
  • But on upgrading, I run out of file space (it’s a very small laptop).
  • Fixing the upgrade just doesn’t work – it’s gone too badly wrong.
  • So I had to restore my laptop from a backup on a memory stick, that I always carry with the laptop.
  • And then upgraded Amarok.
  • Twice, since the upgrade failed the first time due to network issues.
  • And I’ve set the appropriate id in the Amarok config.
  • And now I’ve got all my music back.
  • Though I seem to have spent quite a lot of time in my hotel room.

Sorry to share with you, but it is enormously frustrating.

BUT at least there’s a happy ending!