Friday, October 17, 2008

copying files to a microSD card

You copy a bunch of files to the microSD card and you get an error message saying, "The directory or file cannot be created."

I assume you copied only 116 files at this point. I also assume you copied it directly onto the root directory of the microSD.

The solution to this is simple.

Create a folder in the microSD, copy the files into that folder.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yeah, Right, Whatever.

At least shipping is free.

iPod Center Button Woes

The rubber underneath the center button shifted again and I had to open and realign it again. I decided to put a bit of glue on it. A few clicks later it happened again. So I decided to put more glue.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Stuck iPod Center Button

I noticed the iPod's center button was stuck. It was "sunk" into the clickwheel. It didn't make a click but the button worked if I pushed down hard. That was unacceptable and my thumbs were hurting. I was a concerned as the 5.5G iPod Video was woefully out of warranty and do not want to shell out ~$20-75 for a repair. The screen, battery, hard drive, clickwheel were perfectly fine. Just that damn single center button.

It all had to do with a misaligned piece of rubber. Now I have an excuse to pry open the iPod.

1. Open the iPod and expose underneath the clickwheel
2. Move the little rubber piece to the center of the metal contact
3. Put everything back to normal and close iPod

The center button works fine now. The process took less than 10 minutes.

Well, I guess don't have to choose between a 120 GB 6G iPod Classic, 16 GB 4G iPod Nano, or 16 GB 2G iPod Touch just yet. Until the LCD or hard disk fails...

Keep on, Maple.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mice, Mouses, and Pointing Devices

Microsoft Wheelmouse (Ball)

Grudgingly still works and in perfect condition. Rollers need to be cleaned. PS/2 only.
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3 (Optical)
LMB doubleclicks on a click.
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4 (Optical)
LMB & RMB often doesn't register a click and must be pressed hard.
Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 (Laser)
Exterior is literally falling apart. Rubber of mousewheel flaking off.
Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 (Laser)
The normally loose mousewheel gets stiff.

Time to clean up, Maple.