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How to record with new iPods

iPoding has posted instructions on how to record with new iPods.

  1. Plug in earphones
  2. Activate Diagnostic Mode - Reset (hold MENU and PLAY) and hold down PREVIOUS, NEXT and CENTER buttons at Apple logo - Release buttons and you’ll hear a chirp and Diagnostic mode will appear
  3. Use Next button to navigate to “J. RECORD”
  4. Speak into Left earphone when “BEGIN…” appears
  5. You’ll get about 6 sec. of record time and then “DONE”
  6. Press center button for playback
  7. Press Play/Pause to return to list of tests This is just the mono record feature… as noted here there is also a stereo line-in but that is in the dock connector and activated by “F. LIN REC”

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glad to be of service

Posted by huggies on May 2, 2003 at 5:30 PM (CDT)


so….........are they saying that the line in that is supposedly stereo will record songs that are more than 6 sec ;) No really though…......

Posted by sux89 on May 2, 2003 at 5:32 PM (CDT)


The recording tests they did were done in a special diagnostic mode…I would expect the 6 second limit to exist only for that mode. In “normal” recording mode (which apparently doesn’t exist yet) you should be limited only by the free space on the hard drive.


Posted by cpatch in San Diego, CA on May 2, 2003 at 5:36 PM (CDT)


oh….....i c .........thanks a lot

Posted by sux89 on May 2, 2003 at 5:37 PM (CDT)


No problem. The only bad thing about this is that after talking myself out of buying a new iPod I’m now going to have to head down to the Apple Store tonight!


Posted by cpatch in San Diego, CA on May 2, 2003 at 5:52 PM (CDT)


being a neeb and all…...can u do something like this with the old pods and how?

Posted by liet on May 5, 2003 at 5:23 AM (CDT)


You mean there’s a line-in on the dock that will enable stereo mp3 encoding from an audio source in a future firmware/hardware upgrade? If so, this is the deal maker many of us have been waiting for. Now if they could only increase the battery life through a firmware upgrade too. I understand it’s really only 7 1/2 hours, which is pretty lame.

Posted by david on May 5, 2003 at 8:35 AM (CDT)


WOW! What a potential! Time for a petition!

Posted by MacDuff on May 5, 2003 at 11:05 AM (CDT)


There is no lin-in on the dock…yet. Look for something from Apple with a line-in in a few months.


Posted by cpatch in San Diego, CA on May 5, 2003 at 12:35 PM (CDT)


a line in is all i want in life.

Posted by chris in seattle on May 5, 2003 at 7:43 PM (CDT)


Now I’m reading that the line-in will be on an enhanced remote that will also have a mic. Can anyone confirm this?

Posted by david on May 6, 2003 at 9:04 AM (CDT)

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