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Weird Fish 04-08-2008 12:03 AM

Old iPod trouble
 
Hello everyone.

I just bought an old 20 GB iPod on eBay.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/j...h/Photo131.jpg

It said 'Excellent Condition' and all that. I turned it on, and I got the low battery signal. I went downstairs and plugged it into my MacBook Pro, and left it all day.

I came home after seven hours at work, and same story. I touch it, the drive inside spins, I see the Apple logo, and it dies.

Can anyone help me out? Should I contact the eBay seller for a refund?

Thanks!

Soulwar 04-08-2008 12:13 AM

Sounds like the battery has seen better days. If you left it charging all day and it won't hold a charge, I'd contact him.
Read the description he gave again, to make sure it wasn't mentioned.

Weird Fish 04-08-2008 12:14 AM

He said "Works great" and the picture showed it on.

No mention of a bad battery. I sent him an E-mail.

Weird Fish 04-08-2008 12:42 AM

Wow. Turns out I didn't know that the Third Generation iPod needs a Firewire cable to charge.

*smacks head*

Soulwar 04-08-2008 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weird Fish (Post 630882)
Wow. Turns out I didn't know that the Third Generation iPod needs a Firewire cable to charge.

*smacks head*

That must have hurt....;D

Aptmunich 04-08-2008 11:27 AM

Yeah, the 3rd gen is USB sync only. It will charge and sync via Firewire.


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