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    Unhappy Old iPod trouble
    Hello everyone.

    I just bought an old 20 GB iPod on eBay.



    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!

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    Old iPod trouble
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    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.
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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

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

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

    *smacks head*

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

    *smacks head*
    That must have hurt....
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
    Life's a joke...If you're not laughing, then you didn't get it.

    June 2008


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

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