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syz's avatar

I unthinkingly plugged my iPod into a computer that does not have the support software. How do I eject?

Asked by syz (35649points) August 23rd, 2010

The Ipod has warnings everywhere that say “eject before disconnecting”. What do I do now?

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kess's avatar

unplug it and move on…..

El_Cadejo's avatar

On the bottom right hand corner of your screen to the left of your time there should be an icon there that looks like this click on it. It should then say something along the lines of “eject iPod”

that said, i never safely remove anything lol

Austinlad's avatar

In all my years working on PCs and Mac, I’ve never “unsafely” removed any peripheral and done any damage. Has anyone experienced otherwise?

syz's avatar

Awesome! Thanks!

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

If it screws up after you unplug it, reset it. On mine, this involves

# 1. Toggle the Hold switch on and off. (Slide it to Hold, then turn it off again.)
# 2. Press and hold the Menu and Center (Select) buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, about 6 to 10 seconds.

(Nano, 5th gen).

albert_e's avatar

If you want to be absolutely on the safe side, just shut down the computer and plug-out your device.

davidgro's avatar

@Austinlad, @ram201pa,
I have definitely seen file system damage to devices (MP3 players, etc.) that were not safely removed. It certainly doesn’t happen every time, but if you are in a hurry and put something on the gadget then immediately unplug it then such corruption is almost likely.
(With a symptom such as trouble “Rebuilding the library” on a Sansa, or just generally files you thought should be there missing)

Austinlad's avatar

Thanks for the info, @davidgro. Guess I was thinking about the computer itself mpore than the gadget. Good to know.

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