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What's Been The Lifetime Of Your IPod?  
User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5179 times:

I am currently making funeral arrangements for my first iPod. The preset Apple life timer apparently has reached its mark. It was a 5G 30G iPod, lasted exactly 3 years.

Suddenly my iMac stopped recognizing the iPod. It has to be "ejected" on screen before disconnected manually from the USB. My PC will not recognize it either and simply says "hardware connected has malfunctioned". I took it to the Apple store and their display computers will not recognize it either.

I've tried to revive it, but nothing has worked. If anyone has any pointers that have worked I'd like to hear...

I've heard from other of iPods lasting literally days past the 1yr Apple warranty, so I feel slightly fortunate to have received a 3yr iPod. How long has your iPod lasted before croking?


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5150 times:

My very first iPod mini is still going strong. My little cousin is now using it.  Smile
I bought that in August 2005, about a week after joining a.net coincidentally

My next one lasted me a year and a half before it was stolen.
It was beginning to freeze a lot and crash
So not really that much of a problem.

My latest one, the 80G version released late last year has done well so far, apart from a lot of scratches on the shiny side.

I reckon I'll give that one away too when I recieve the iPhone 3G later on this year  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5146 times:

This might help:

http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/ip...support/diagnosticmode/index.shtml

Its been 3 yrs...time to get a new one anyway  Wink



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5133 times:

First mini, got for xmas 2005 battery went about 10 months later, got a new one, that one lasted until winter/spring of 2007 when I got a 5g 30gig, it actually still worked, so I put it up on ebay got 30 bucks for it  thumbsup  my 30gig is still going great, no problems.


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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3078 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5109 times:

my first was a Silver Ipod mini....it still works i just stopped using it.prolly 5 or 6 years..this year i got a 80 gb classic and a iphone....no need for the mini


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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2755 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5085 times:
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I had a mini lasted for like a year and a half....my nano is acting all wacky so I just got an iTouch yesterday. It is AMAZING.
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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5056 times:

My First Apple iPod, er HP iPod (4th generation/clickwheel) was RMAed/Advance Exchanged 5 times in the first year-ish (they kept resetting the warranty so I'm not entirely sure) all with hard drive issues.

It's final death was when I had a lid pop off of a gargantuan soda in my car and soak it. (It however, rose from the dead after I disassembled it and rinsed several times with distilled water though some of the buttons still have a little "stick" to them, but it's still in service as my "Hot Spare"

This being during the holiday season ?2005?, and me being hopelessly adicted to listening to my music collection in my car, I had to resort to buying a 60 GB 5th generation (video) iPod because most of the stores in my area were completely sold out -- and the one that had some in stock only had the 60 GB.

A few months later it developed a strange little tick -- it would say it was playing but no audio would come out and the track progress wouldn't be moving, so I took it to the Genius Bar at the local Apple Store and exchanged it on the spot (I think the official diagnosis was "Strange Shit"). That iPod had been with me until just a few weeks ago, though it's last several months it was really suffering and should have been put out of it's misery (sometimes requiring several resets to get it to boot, occassionally booting but not beleiving it had any music, etc.) -- I think this was also, ultimately, a hard drive issue, but every time I ran diagnostics they passed.

Finally it passed on peacefully one evening so the next morning I drove out to the Apple Store and got a 1st Generation 32GB Touch to replace it. 1 week later, the 2nd generation Touch was announced and 1 week 6 days after getting my first Touch I exchanged it for a 2nd generation touch (they even waived the restocking fee)... that one has been with me for nearly a month now and I'm hopeful that it will have a long and prosperous life in my house -- and since there's no hard drive/moving parts I'm not too worried for now.



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User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 960 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5048 times:

The HD on my first ipod died in warranty. The one on my second dies out of warranty so, as it was only about 1/3 as much to buy new than repair, I bought a new one.

In which both battery and motherboard had to be replaced - out of warranty....

Kent


User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2076 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5046 times:

The first iPod I had was a 10GB mini-HD iPod and the HD died after a few weeks so it was under warranty.

I got a replacement, but it got stolen two years later. Worked fine, though.

The third was a first generation iPod nano 4GB. Still have it, still works. It's about three years old now.

My fourth and current one is an 8GB first generation iPod touch. Works admirably!

So of all the iPods I've had, only one proved faulty and it was one of the earliest generations. My brother still has a first generation (very first) 10GB iPod and it works, although he broke the screen when he sat on it.

All in all, my iPods have been and still are some fine examples of machinery!  Smile

asturias



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21515 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5027 times:

I have a 1st generation Nano 4GB that's two years old and still going strong. I'm thinking of replacing it, but that has more to do with the fact that I've run out of space on it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

My iPod nano (1st generation) is still working very well; It's been in pretty much daily use throughout and its battery has in fact declined noticeably by now, but still better than I could have expected. Its plastic shell has accumulated various smaller scratches but nothing that would impact its usability.

I still keep using it regularly, but now alternatingly with my new iPod Touch.  bigthumbsup 

If you've got a harddisk-based iPod (or other machine), please keep in mind, however, that harddisks are in fact very delicate mechanical devices which respond very badly to mechanical shocks. So I would never recommend anyone to use such a player while running, working out or otherwise moving around. In that case you need a flash-based one!


User currently offlineLHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4868 times:

I have no idea as I left it in a hotel in AMS, so it may be still going strong. Unfortunately not in my hands tho  banghead 


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User currently offlineCytz_pilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 568 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

Mine got swiped out of my car 4 days after moving into our current house. It may be working fine, but quite frankly I would rather it had blown up and taken that thief's eyes along with it.

User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

My iPod Classic 80GB has been with me for nearly a year. Next Saturday it will turn 1. I will probably have for a few more months even another year or two before it gets replaced.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

had mine for about a year now. still going strong, tho I do occasionally hear some concerning sounds coming from the hard disk.

User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4832 times:



Quoting Bill142 (Reply 14):
tho I do occasionally hear some concerning sounds coming from the hard disk.

That is what happened to mine Ipod, and suddenly one day, it died. It lived for 2years.



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User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

I've had three in the last year. All victims of my carelessness.
I suspect some lucky airline folks checked the seat backs and found I have very eclectic taste in music....


User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4814 times:

My I Pod Nano (second version) is two years old. Months ago I replaced the I Pod headphones because they were falling apart. In one or two years I'll replace it with the newest I Pod Nano (blue colors) unless another I Pod Nano is released that looks better.


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User currently offlineSAN787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4799 times:



Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 17):
My I Pod Nano (second version) is two years old. Months ago I replaced the I Pod headphones because they were falling apart. In one or two years I'll replace it with the newest I Pod Nano (blue colors) unless another I Pod Nano is released that looks better.

I just went to Best Buy to get replacement iPod headphones - as I seemingly lost my original pair. $40 for the same headphones that come with an iPod...orrrrrrrrrrr you can get a new iPod Shuffle with the same headphones for $50. I opted for the $30 Sony in-ear headphones - which rang-up 20% off. Yippie! More comfortable and better bass than basic Apple ones.

Anyone have the Bose in-ear headphones? feedback?



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

I have an iPod 3G (20GB) from 2003 that is still working fine. The battery has long since been shot, but since I only use it in the car (which has a dock), is just fine for that.

My wife has a 2 year-old iPod Nano 2G (8GB) that is doing great, and I have an iPhone that is a little more than a year old that is also doing great.



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User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4744 times:

I have a 30GB Ipod Video that I've had for over 2 years now. The contacts inside the headphone port are starting to wear, but other than that it still works well. I asked about it and they said they could replace the Ipod for $70 under a battery problem, but I'm just waiting until the thing cuts out altogether. I use it ALL the time, and the battery life is fading, but it's still going strong. It's been freezing sometimes on me lately but I think it's because of the updated software I put on it recently.


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2441 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4722 times:

My first iPod mini 4gb I bought in 2006 I think and it is still going .... battery life ain't so good now though... barely an hour and a half of play time...

Last year I bought the 16gb Touch.. no battery issues there... now on to the iPhone 3g and the battery life is great so far.... on most days anyway...



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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3495 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

My first iPod was a 3rd generation (4 buttons + touch wheel) 10 gigabyte model. It lasted for the 1.5 or so years I had it (2005-2006?). When I saw an ad for a week long outlet sale near me and the 5th generation video iPod on sale for like $299 I sold my 10GB model and bought a 30GB 5G. Shortly after I bought a Contour iSee case which has taken the abuse so the iPod doesn't have to. It still is running strong after about 3 years! The battery life is fine at about 5-6 hours.


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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

I've had my 80Gig classic for less than a year. It turns 1 year old on December 26th. Seems like it's ok...for now.

Quoting SAN787 (Reply 18):
Anyone have the Bose in-ear headphones? feedback?

I do. The sound quality is amazing!! They has lots of bass too. They cost me $152 + $30. I paid an extra $30 for an extra 2 year warranty. Expensive, but totally worth it if you compare them to other ear-buds. Once you go Bose you can't go back to anyting else. :P



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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4635 times:



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
I am currently making funeral arrangements for my first iPod. The preset Apple life timer apparently has reached its mark. It was a 5G 30G iPod, lasted exactly 3 years.

Same Here. Except mine is 2 and 1/2 years old. Still Going Strong, Although Covered in Scratches, and it struggles to keep a charge, but i refuse to let go.  Smile



Whoever said you can do anything you set your mind to has obviously never tried to slam a revolving door!!!
25 EXTspotter : I have had my 30G 5G iPod Video/Classic since Christmas 2005. The headphones broke pretty quickly, but I replaced them with some of an old sony CD wal
26 OhTheDrama747 : My 2nd Nano is still going after 1 year and 2 months and it looks brand new as I've really looked after it. This one is used for my car music and I bo
27 MCO2BRS : I have a 40GB 4th Gen. iPod that I picked up in 2004, it's still going strong, though admittedly, my iPhone has moved in on its territory so to speak!
28 LTU932 : I was thinking of getting an iPod for when I go back to Germany, but so far, it's become even more unlikely since I got my Macbook. Maybe I'll buy one
29 Cadet57 : Funny story about those headphones. summer before last, my ipod was acting up-sound was cutting out. So I bought it in and the tech first handed me a
30 MAH4546 : I've buy a new iPod every two years. All four of them still work perfectly.
31 Vhqpa : iPod Number 1: 4GB iPod Mini - December 2004 - August 2006 (1 Year, 8 Months). Battery went got to the point where I could only listen to it when it w
32 DesertJets : My iPod 1G 1gb Nano still works... it just won't sync. Tried using different cables to see if it was a bad cable. Tried it on multiple computers and m
33 FlybaurLAX : Well I take back what I said about the contacts working well enough, I think it just finally gave out Looks like I'll have to get it replaced
34 Boeing74741R : My 2G iPod Nano 4Gb is nearly two years old and it's still going strong. The only thing I've ever had to replace was the headphones (four times), alth
35 N867DA : My sister bought me an iPod in June 2005. It still works perfectly...but something is amiss. Whenever I plug it into a computer, the computer doesn't
36 Klaus : You could try to restore its firmware. Maybe that fixes it.
37 Lincoln : That was my thought as well, though a warning to the OP, IIRC restoring the firmware wipes everything on the iPod -- including any fies that may be s
38 UltimateDelta : My 1st gen Shuffle that I got in December 2005 still works great.
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