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A hint on sleeping Macs, iPods, and Norton AntiVirus iPod
The past few days, I've had this happen: I plug in my iPod while the G5 [ppc] is asleep, walk away and do other stuff, and when I come back and wake it, iTunes is telling me my iPod may be corrupted, and that I should restore it. Ejecting via the iTunes eject button [next to the now-falsely-named "IPOD"] doesn't eject it. I can tell because its screen still says "Do not disconnect."

Coincidentally or not, Norton Antivirus is still scanning it. The pop-up from NAV has an "Eject" button. If I use that button to eject the iPod, the pod agrees that it's been properly ejected.

When I plug in the iPod after that, it mounts fine and no problems are reported.

PS: the scan seems to stall if I plug in the iPod when the Mac's asleep, too. Re-mounting the iPod, then letting NAV auto-scan it, works fine for me as long as the Mac was awake when I plugged in. I guess the moral of the story is, "Wake your Mac before you plug in an iPod."
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