Tuesday, March 11, 2008

An iPod Update

So I've had trouble with my iPod. (Click here to catch up if you're not familiar with the story.)

I've been procrastinating since November - I know - about calling Best Buy to redeem my extended warranty. I finally did and turns out I have to take into the store. After a bit more procrastination, I take it in.

The Geek at the Geek Squad tells me I have two options.
#1 - They can send in my iPod and have it refurbished. This would take about 4-6 weeks.
#2 - They can send me a refurbished iPod of the same model that I currently have. This would take 3-5 days.

So naturally I go with option 2 not being particulary attached to the physical iPod since what's important is on my computer. 3-5 days later, I get the "new" iPod, and I'm excited because I'm finally going to have an iPod again and get to catch up on my podcasts.

I take it out of the box and plug it into the computer, and the damn thing wouldn't register on iTunes. It wasn't even showing up as plugged in. So I go back to the store. And they order me another refurbished model. Only this time I have to go to the store to pick it up. It came in last week just before I left for LA, and according to the message they left me, I had 5 days to pick it up. Since I was going to be out of town, DBF was kind enough to pick it up for me. (Thanks babe!)

I eagerly booted up my computer this morning and after having to restore the damn thing, it uploaded all my music and podcasts, and I'm listening to an old Mugglecast now. Whew! Thus ends this chapter in my iPod saga. Stay tuned as I'm sure I'll have an update in a year or so...

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