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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Technologically Challenged

While he was here over Christmas, my son set my car up so that I can listen to my i-pod while driving. I never read instruction booklets or manuals. It was never necessary, things used to be so simple. Put the key in the ignition, turn and the car starts. The radio was either AM or FM. I never even had a CD player in the car before. Anyway, he set everything up and tested it for me.

Last week, I tried and it worked very well. I really enjoyed listening to some podcasts. Yesterday, I knew I'd be in the car for quite a while, so I took the i-pod. I plugged it in, chose my podcast and put it in the console. Nothing happened. I picked it up, raised the volume and could barely hear it. I tried raising the volume on the radio, tried to change the setting from AM to FM to CD to Video, still nothing. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I was about to give up when...

I looked down and discovered that the plug had come out of my i-pod. I put it back and VOILA it worked and I've been enjoying it ever since. There's a lesson to be learned here. Before getting so upset, check the plug.

1 comment:

Snooty Primadona said...

Remember when my car & everything died on me when I was up skiing? I was using a set-up that day that my daughter had given me to play my iPodTouch by way of the cassette player. It totally killed the car & the guys who fixed it said they didn't know what caused it but they had to reset the entire electrical system. I'm still suspicious. It's so irritating! This week (while it's been 16 degrees & below) my player won't play, no matter how long I warm it up. Argh.

So glad to hear yours was an easy fix, lol.