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We picked up a new iPhone a few days ago, with Rogers, and so far it has been absolutely fantastic.
Then last night, we tried syncing it with our computers so we could, you know, load MP3s on it and stuff. And the damned thing won't be recognized. We keep getting "USB Device Not Recognized" errors, and it only shows up as "Unknown Device." The iPhone is charging off USB just fine, but Windows won't load the right drivers for it.
Things we have tried:
Three different operating systems: OS X, Vista, and XP.
Two different computers: an upgraded Dell Vostro, and my own custom-built Kilava, who uses fairly standard parts.
Installing, uninstalling, and reinstalling iTunes on both computers.
Manually downloading usbaapl.sys and dropping it into windows/inf and windows/system32/drivers.
Resetting the iPhone, hard resetting the iPhone, putting the iPhone into recovery mode.
Laying offerings of choice Weetabix, flavoured with delicate honey and soaked in purest milk, before the altar of our household gods.
Every possible combination of the aforementioned: unplugging the iPhone, uninstalling iTunes, turning off the computer, unplugging the computer, turning off the iPhone, rebooting the Weetabix, turning on the iPhone, plugging the computer back in, turning the computer back on, reinstalling iTunes, going through the shutoff and restart cycle again, eating some of the Weetabix, booting the computer back up, plugging in the iPhone, cursing the failure of the household gods.
We're pretty much at wit's end at this point. Did we just get a bum iPhone, or what? Are there any other tricks we can try before we deal with the hassle of repair or exchange? Rogers made it abundantly clear that if there were any problems with the phone, we needed to take it up with Apple, we couldn't just exchange the phone for another one. And there's no Apple store in town, which means either a long drive or sending our four-day-old pristine iPhone on a magical adventure ride through the Canadian mail service.
I'm here to tell you about voting. Imagine you're locked in a huge underground nightclub filled with sinners, whores, freaks and unnameable things that rape pit bulls for fun. And you ain't allowed out until you all vote on what you're going to do tonight [. . .] So you vote for television, and everyone else, as far as your eye can see, votes to fuck you with switchblades. That's voting. You're welcome.