Every Apple store has a Genius Bar where trained individuals are able to diagnose problems and perform some repairs. When an iTouch breaks, taking it to a Genius Bar will allow someone to pinpoint the problem and direct you to fixing it. Reservations are required and can be made online.
Apple Technical Support
A broken iTouch can also be addressed from home. Apple’s Online Service Assistant can help diagnose the most common problems that lead to a broken iTouch. Technical support can also be contacted over the phone, where it can be decided whether the device should be sent in for repair.
All iPod Touches come with a limited warranty when purchased. This lasts for one year. If it breaks during the time because of a hardware problem it can be repaired for free, exchanged or refunded. This can be done at an Apple Store or over the phone with tech support. An optional AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased to extend this warranty to two years.
The Denon DN-600F is a stereo single CD player. Poor reviews on the Internet indicate that the Denon DN-600F was not at the top of the class of players. Denon has discontinued the DN-600F and it is not supplied anymore by several online audio equipment retailers.
Since the Denon DN-600F is a stereo system, it has two channels for two different speakers. The frequency response ranges from 2 hertz to 20,000 hertz. Dynamic response is 98 d8 and the signal-to-noise ratio is 107 dB. Harmonic distortion is .003 percent at 1 kHz. Separation is 103 dB at 1 kHz and Wow and Flutter is ± .001 percent at peak. The pitch control for the Denon DN-600F is +/-12 percent during .1 steps.
Output voltage is 2 volts. The power source is the standard US 120 AC electrical volt output. The power supply is rather small, using only 10 watts of power during normal use.
Inputs and Outputs
One standard compact disc at a time can be played with the Denon DN-600F. Several other jacks, such as an audio jack used for headphones, unbalanced RCA outputs and a digital SPDIF coaxial connector, are built into the Denon DN-600F.
1 Insert the largest jack on the iPod cable into the outlet on the bottom of iPod touch.
2Insert the smaller jack into a computer USB port. Turn the computer on. Alternatively, an iPod wall charger, which is sold separately, allows you to charge the iPod touch with an electrical outlet. Plug the wall charger into a working electrical outlet. Plug the small jack into the port on the wall charger. The battery icon, located in the upper-right corner of the display screen, will indicate the battery is charging.
3Allow the battery to fully charge. When the battery icon changes to indicate the unit is fully charged, remove the iPod from the cable.
1 Attach the iPod Touch data cable to the port located at the bottom of your iPod Touch and connect the other end of the data cable to an available USB port on your computer.
2Download the OS 3.0 firmware to the desktop on your computer. You can find a link to download the OS 3.0 firmware in the resources section of this article.
3Open the iTunes program on your computer and select your iPod Touch from the list of devices on the left-hand side of the iTunes window.
4Press and hold the “Shift and “Alt” buttons simultaneously on your PC or hold down the “Option” button on your Mac.
5Click the “Update” button and select the 3.0 OS firmware file you downloaded to your computer’s desktop.
6Confirm that you want to upgrade to OS 3.0. Wait while iTunes syncs with your iPod Touch and performs the update. When the process is complete, iTunes will prompt you that it is safe to remove the iPod Touch from the data cable.
Copy files from a crashed iPod by plugging the iPod into your computer using the USB cable. Open the iPod’s hard drive in Windows Explorer, then copy and paste the files into a new folder. Drag these files into iTunes to restore your music collection.
Special iPod recovery software can also rescue files from a crashed iPods. The PD+ Rescue, Data Doctor and Remo Recover programs can all automatically restore your music.
If your iPod won’t connect to your computer at all, the USB interface itself may be faulty. In this case, return the iPod to Apple within the warranty period for a replacement device. Unfortunately, all of the files on the iPod will be lost.
Despite the apparent simplicity of an FM transmitter, different models do come with more or less features. Some FM transmitters such as the TuneLink Auto double as chargers for your audio devices. Some will also come with preset stations to transmit to while others will be able to transmit to any frequency assuming it is “open,” meaning that no other stations are broadcasting on said frequency.
The way that the sounds are transmitted can vary between transmitters. This not only applies to the transmission between transmitter and radio, but also to the connection between the audio device and the transmitter. Many connect to an audio device’s headphone port, others act as docks for devices such as iPods, and still others like the aforementioned TuneLink Auto receive the audio through bluetooth.
There are two main methods of powering the transmitter. Some will plug directly into the lighter socket of your car. Others, and usually smaller, transmitters will be powered by battery. Which is best depends entirely on the intended environment the transmitter will be used in.
1 Download an ebook over the Internet; many older books are free to download because the copyright is no longer valid. Make sure that the ebook you download is in “Plain Text” format.
2Open iTunes on your computer by clicking on its icon. Enable the Notes section to be accessed on your iPod by checking “Enable Disk Use” in iTunes.
3Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
4Go to the iPod ebook converter and click on the “Convert your ebook to iPod Notes” tab. Take the files from the resulting Zip file and place them in the Notes folder for your iPod.
5Eject your iPod by pressing the upward pointing arrow to the right of your the iPod symbol in the left-hand column of your iTunes screen. Disconnect the USB lead when the “OK to Disconnect” bar finishes loading on your iPod’s screen.
6Open “Extras,” and then “Notes” on your iPod. The folder you created in step 4 should be visible. Click on the first of these notes. Read your book, using the arrows to move back and forth between the notes of text.