Thursday, February 1, 2007

iPod Recycling Program

You know you have been training pretty hard when your iPod stops working. A couple of weeks ago my U2 Special Edition iPod started acting up. It was not playing songs in their entirety, a problem I have had in the past. So, it was time for the five R's. All iPod owners should be familiar with them. If not, you are very lucky. For future reference, I have included them below.

The Five R's:
1. Reset you iPod.
2. Retry with a different USB port.
3. Restart your computer.
4. Reinstall iPod and iTunes software.
5. Restore your iPod.

Well, for some reason the five R's didn't work this time. I had a feeling something more serious was wrong. It turns out, after two trips to the local Apple store, that the hard drive crashed. At first I freaked out and said, "I NEED MY IPOD!!!" That is when I learned about the iPod recycling program. If you give Apple your iPod, they will in turn offer you a 10% discount towards the purchase of a new iPod. Not a very big discount, but it beats a jab in the eye with a sharp stick.

Now I am the proud owner of the iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED. I decided on this nano because, if I had to spend money on a new iPod, I wanted to at least support Bono in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Also, since I am a tech-lover, I can now break down and spend over $100 on new the Nike+ system. There's something about GPS tracking and the ability to play a power songs at the push of a button that really gets my blood flowing.

14 comments:

Flo said...

David, Welcome to the blogsphere. You'll find a great group of folks here who provide tons of support and inspiration.

This was good info on the iPod, I'm pretty sure mine is nearing the end of it's life.

Porscha said...

Wow, I had no idea about the iPod recycling thing. My original shuffle died awhile ago and I happened to get the newest one for Christmas. It's great! I don't get the cool accessories but at least I can listen to my podcasts while I'm training.

LBTEPA said...

Hi David - CONGRATUALTIONS on all you have achieved so far! WELL DONE!
Duane from couch potato to Ironman sent me - welcome to the tri-blog sphere. You will get lots of encouragement as you continue to reach your great goals.

Spandex King said...

Welcome to the Blogger world!!
Good Luck!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

6th R - Remember where you put your ipod.

It pretty much stinks when you want to use it and you can't remember where you put it when you had it last time and the batteries died... LOL

IM Able said...

David,

Welcome! Congrats on the first 1/2 marry and I wonder if there are more congratulations on the way for the superbowl one, too.

Looking forward to stopping by and following your journey!

Im Able

Anesha said...

Hi Nice Blog .Many are concerned that the ipod batteries is stunting their social growth -- interfering with personal relationships. They want to be available for these encounters -- the first time I've heard more than one person articulate this desire.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Mazuma said...

Great information, with technology advancing so quickly, it's never too long before the next model or version is released. People need to remember when throwing away their old stuff that it's disposed of in the right manner to prevent harmful substances entering our environment. Good luck with the blogging.

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