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iPod help

39 10 December 29, 2017 at 11:35 AM
I have an old iPod circa 2005. I'm the original owner. The battery does not stay charged. Is it destined for the garbage can? Does Apple have any program where I send it in and get it refurbished or something like that? I have no clue about this stuff, but want a music player to work out with.

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What exact model do you have? They made lots of ipods over the years. Given it's over 10 years old apple will tell you to buy something new. You used to be able to buy replacement batteries yourself if you were willing to DIY. Not sure what's available for a 12 year old device now.
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What exact model do you have? They made lots of ipods over the years. Given it's over 10 years old apple will tell you to buy something new. You used to be able to buy replacement batteries yourself if you were willing to DIY. Not sure what's available for a 12 year old device now.
An iPod from that vintage probably has a mechanical hard drive in it. If you move too much it will actually stop spinning and just play from the buffer.

You can buy a replacement battery and tools if you really want (there are guides on ifixit.com), but I think you're better off with a cheap mp3 player or cheap phone with micro sd slot. Many of the batteries that may be for sale for the old ipods could have been sitting in storage long enough that they won't be very useful and you might just be throwing your money away.
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Old iPods demand a premium. (or at least used to)

Either replace it or sell it for a bunch on ebay.
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Old iPods demand a premium. (or at least used to)

Either replace it or sell it for a bunch on ebay.
It's personalized/engraved with my name and a date on the back.
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What exact model do you have? They made lots of ipods over the years. Given it's over 10 years old apple will tell you to buy something new. You used to be able to buy replacement batteries yourself if you were willing to DIY. Not sure what's available for a 12 year old device now.
I remember it being called the iPod mini (2nd generation). I also have the original box/packaging.
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I think this will work

https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod...cement/411
15 bucks I have done a few not that hard really
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