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    Easy way to tell the difference between 5 & 5.5 Gen for eBay sellers...?
    I'm buying a white 30gb video on ebay. Some sellers don't specify if it's 5th or 5.5 Gen... some get confused when I ask about a search feature or brighter screen, so..

    What's a very easy, fool-proof that sellers can determine the difference? Is there something written on the outside (by the serial number)? Or something like and "about this ipod" in the menu or something..?

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    here is how.

    Fifth Gen iPod:
    http://support.apple.com/specs/ipod/..._30_60_GB.html

    gives you the model numbers

    Fifth .5 Gen iPod:
    http://support.apple.com/specs/ipod/...Late_2006.html

    no model numbers are listed but i think that they are different.

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    The model number of my gen5.5 30GB White iPod is MA444LL.

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    Is the model number on the back (mirror side) of the iPod?

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    If you are going to buy a new one in the box, the new 5.5 models have a Pirates of the Caribbean image with the Red Hot Chili Peppers album on the other side. The gen 5 iPods have the U2 guy and I forget what else on the other.
    Bryan

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    Good info! It was Feel Good by the Gorillaz!

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    Just have them look at the last 3 digits of the serial number on the back of the case. Refer to this link to verify whether its 5.5 or 5 gen.
    -Dave

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61688
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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJ-linux View Post
    Just have them look at the last 3 digits of the serial number on the back of the case. Refer to this link to verify whether its 5.5 or 5 gen.
    -Dave

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61688
    Great! Thanks.

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