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cannot find "volume limit" in "settings" on ipod

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Please, PLEASE do not direct me to this article about setting the maximum volume limit. I've already read it and tried to follow it.

Basically, I cannot actually follow the instructions from that article that say to go to "settings > volume limit", because no such menu exists in "settings". I've even had my roommate check, so I'd know if I was just crazy or blind. She couldn't find it either. I have the most recent software, version 1.2.1 for iPod Photo, and I've restored my iPod recently (ie Wednesday) for another issue. Prior to that (with the same software version) I never saw the option in my "settings" menu. I downloaded two different copies of the same update software, one when it first came out, and one Wednesday when I restored.

Furthermore, the volume limit doesn't seem to work perfectly. I'd assume that it would automatically force the volume back down if I cranked it up to 100%, but it does it randomly, sometimes 5 minutes after I changed the volume. This is a pain, since I usually connect my iPod to speakers with a cable that hooks into my headphone jack, not my dock connector, so the iPod would treat the speakers the same as my headphones; kind of annoying when you've got the music playing at a nice volume and then it suddenly drops.

Has anyone else with an iPod Photo/ with color display had these same issues? The only thing I can think of is a problem with the updater on the Apple support website.

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  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
    Please, PLEASE do not direct me to this article about setting the maximum volume limit. I've already read it and tried to follow it.
    Why did you try to follow it? You obviously did NOT read it.
    The very first line is, "The new 1.1.1 software update for iPod nano and Fifth Generation iPod provides an easy way for you to set a maximum volume limit..."
    You have an iPod Photo, yes?

    Furthermore, the volume limit doesn't seem to work perfectly.
    SInce you don't have the volume limit, how would you know?

    I'd assume that it would automatically force the volume back down if I cranked it up to 100%,
    Why would you assume that? To me, a limit means it wwould prevent the volume from going above a certain preset value, not allow it to go over and then drop it down.

    but it does it randomly, sometimes 5 minutes after I changed the volume.
    Is it doing this in the middle of a song or when w new song comes on?
    Perhaps you are overloading your speakers and they notch down?
    If my car stereo gets too hot, the volume gets limited this way.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) - 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.6), Silver Mini, Blue Mini
  • Peter Olson Calculating status...
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    Jul 25, 2006 6:01 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    My God, Chris. Do you have to be so nasty? Ease up - it's only hardware and software. By the way, the iPod 5th Generation IS the iPod photo. I know cuz I got one.
    iPod Photo/Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
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    Jul 26, 2006 2:21 AM (in response to Peter Olson)
    "By the way, the iPod 5th Generation IS the iPod photo."

    Sorry, but that's incorrect. The iPod photo was the first iPod that had a color display and the ability to display stored photographs. Apple later stopped referring to it as the "iPod photo" and called it the "iPod with color display".

    The 5th generation iPod is just that. Apple haven't titled this model anything other than that, although it's commonly referred to as the "video iPod".

    Hence the confusion and why some folks often post in this forum, and also the "iPod with color display" forum when they have an issue with the 5th gen iPod.
    iMac 20" 2GHz Intel Core Duo; 2GB ram;, Mac OS X (10.4.7), Maxtor 600GB ext hd; iPods 60GB (video); 60GB (colour); 4GB nano. Radio/remote.

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