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Support and General Use => Hardware => Topic started by: jbissot on August 29, 2009, 01:17:59 PM

Title: iPod 5G will not shutdown.
Post by: jbissot on August 29, 2009, 01:17:59 PM
When I try to shutdown my iPod the shutdown proceeds as normal, but instead of flashing the screen it leaves the back-light on with a blank screen. The problem occurs when the iPod shuts itself off from idle as well. Any ideas of what I should look for to solve this problem.
Title: Re: iPod 5G will not shutdown.
Post by: dreamlayers on August 29, 2009, 01:44:16 PM
It would be useful to see what happens:  does Rockbox lock up before it tries to power down the iPod.  (power_off() in firmware\target\arm\ipod\power-ipod.c normally calls pcf50605_standby_mode().  For example, you can add code to turn off the backlight and see if it gets executed.

Maybe the simplest first step would be to see if the iPod shuts down properly with the patch from: http://www.rockbox.org/tracker/task/10107
Title: Re: iPod 5G will not shutdown.
Post by: jbissot on August 29, 2009, 04:15:55 PM
Its strange as I have 3 G5 iPods ( all running firmware 1.3 - model MA446LL) - and this is the only one that will not shutdown in Rockbox. I guess I am going to have to setup a dev platform so I can play with the patches.
Title: Re: iPod 5G will not shutdown.
Post by: dreamlayers on August 29, 2009, 09:05:01 PM
Here's a old version of Rockbox with the FS#10107 patch:  http://drop.io/dreamlayers/asset/rockbox-20590m-ipodvideo-shutdown-by-of-zip

I think that iPod probably has a hardware problem, but it's worth seeing what happens with that patch.
Title: Re: iPod 5G will not shutdown.
Post by: jbissot on August 30, 2009, 12:37:35 AM
I am not convinced that there is not a hardware problem with this iPod as it seems noisier than the others, but the patched version does shut down correctly.