Although I woke up relatively early (for a normal person anyway), I wasn’t able to join my father on his morning walk like he wanted. He didn’t really seem to mind that much, and didn’t bring up the issue during breakfast, so I didn’t worry about it as well.
Given how it was my day off, I figured it was as good a time as any to finally (because I had money for a change) have my iPOD looked at at one of the local Apple service centers (PowerMAC for the curious). It’s been more than two months since it stopped functioning I wanted, and I really wanted to see if there was anything that could be done to salvage it.
The verdict? It was a lost cause.
I kind of expected that, what with the fact that it couldn’t even see the ton of music or movies or anime series anymore, but it was still a little saddening to hear “officially”. It’s been through a lot, that iPOD and me.
While one center said that I had to have it formatted, the other (the one in Greenbelt) said that it was time to turn it in for a new model. Given how I had a lot of stuff in it, I wasn’t too keen on having it formatted, so after the visit to the first center I hurried home if I could do something something somehow on my end. Use up all available options and all that. The thing is though, both my desktop and my laptop can’t even see the iPOD anymore, much less format it.
And the second opinion sucks just as much. Although if I turn it in I’m guaranteed a whopping 50% discount on a similar iPOD Classic, that’s still around seven thousand pesos to pay for, equivalent to pretty much a single cut-off’s pay. It’s at that point I thought to myself that maybe it would just be better if I got a smartphone or 4G phone for that amount of money. Ugh.
The thing is though, if I don’t replace the iPOD, I’m going to be left without a player to use for my sessions at the gym. With the selection of music being played there, it’s really hard to keep the pace that I want, and the old MP3 player I’m using (my sister’s old one before I bought the iPOD during a visit in Singapore) is starting to fail (probably due to all the swaying around). Ah, decisions decisions, which is kind of worse since it’s decisions connected to a whole lot of money. Blah.
The heck with this. I’m watching the Avengers tomorrow, hopefully with my sister. I’ll lose sleep on the player issue after that.