Thursday, September 21, 2006

iPod nano in diagnostic mode

This morning I was running out to do some shopping. I grabbed my iPod nano... when I slipped it out of its case it was somehow in diagnostic mode. Here's what it looked like:



This text interface includes a text scroll bar on the right hand side with a $ sign indicating the current position. The menu is scrolled with the << and >> keys. Clicking on the FiveInOne test reveals:



Great, SDRAM is OK and I have a 3.81GB HD. Asking for HD information from the menu reveasls that it's FAT-32 partition in the device, and the ID number of the drive:



And then I got just too excited on seeing the screen pattern test and couldn't hold the camera still:



More on this here.

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