iPod updater -- requires plugging in to outlet?!

larry98765

Registered
Hi All,

I'm confused. I just updated my iPod to work with iTunes new PodCasts features.

After it was complete, a dialog box appeared (and quickly disappeared) saying something about how I should now use the power brick to charge and reset the flash memory or some such thing.

The iPod shows an image of the power plug being plugged into a wall outlet.

But my brick isn't with me, as I usually charge the iPod by connecting to my PowerBook.

What gives? Why do I need to do this? Do I need to do this? Can I simply reset my iPod?

Thanks for any ideas!
 

symphonix

Scratch & Sniff Committee
The reason that you are advised to plug the iPod into a power point is that if the batteries DO give out while the updater is running, then the firmware on the iPod will become corrupted - and it may not start-up or allow the firmware to be reloaded without hassles. Hence, to avoid this happening, you are advised by the installer to plug in.
 

Shookster

Registered
But if its being powered by the Firewire / USB port whilst it's updating, how can the batteries run out?
 
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