After a few more attempts of trying to get the Phonak FM system to work with my Neptune with no results, and after a few emails back and forth with an AB regional specialist, he called AB and asked them to send me a new Neptune Connect, in hopes that would solve my FM problem. Yesterday when I got home, there was a FedEx package waiting for me under my welcome mat. Yay new Neptune Connect is here! I dropped everything else I had with me onto my chair, then got the Neptune from the book case where I keep all my CI stuff on and got to work. Took the original Connect off, put the new one on, plugged the MLxi FM receiver into the FM port on the Neptune connect, turned everything on and voila! FM was working great. Something must have gotten loose or something like that in the original Connect. Hopefully I don't encounter this problem again. I remember the first time I tried using the FM set up on my Neptune, months before I even got the new transmitter, and had no problems with getting the FM to work. Worked great right off the bat but then a few months later (after getting the new Phonak transmitter), lots of trouble. Hmmm... The original Neptune Connect is being mailed back to AB today.
Was going to play with the FM today with my iPod... This morning, the iPod still had enough battery power that it should have lasted while I worked. Tried turning the iPod on a few minutes ago, and nada. Oh great. It's charging now, but I can't play with it while it's charging, since it's an older iPod. Wish my iPod Touch's audio port wasn't broken, it didn't matter if it was charging or not, it would still be playable. Ah maybe I should just load some music to my iPhone instead... but alas, my desktop tower seems to be dead (and my iTunes is on that computer with all the music loaded on it). I'll have to spend some time updating the iTunes on my laptop and resyncing the music over (good thing I have an external hard drive that has all of my music and photos!). There's no school tomorrow, due to it being Good Friday, so perhaps I'll have some time to get my iTunes all set up on my laptop and get some music synced to the iPhone.
Technology.... most of the time it's fantastic, but there are moments when it's just a pain to deal with.