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Frisco
Feb 4, 2010, 06:40 PM
Man I loved the original iPod (5 Gigs), but after sending it in twice for repairs I moved on to Gen 2, etc. etc.

When I got it I didn't have a Mac so I had to use MusicMatch on my PC. Boy that program was awful.

The nostalgia. Seems like just yesterday.



Fast duck
Feb 4, 2010, 06:51 PM
Was that the one with the buttons above the wheel? If so I have one and last time I checked it worked fine

Frisco
Feb 4, 2010, 06:58 PM
Was that the one with the buttons above the wheel? If so I have one and last time I checked it worked fine

Yes the physical buttons, which was IMO much better than Generation 2 when all the buttons were touch.

theark
Feb 4, 2010, 07:10 PM
I may, but it semi works. If it's not the original one, than it sure is back in the day.

iMpathetic
Feb 4, 2010, 07:11 PM
I had one for a while... 8GB touch and 5GB iPod. Guess which one got used more?

... the 5GBer.

ReggaeFire
Feb 4, 2010, 08:44 PM
The hard drive on my original started go a couple years ago, so I got a 8 gig nano to replace it. I keep meaning to do the CF-card upgrade to it and make it usable again. I miss it's big clunky wheel and bare bones interface.

bozz2006
Feb 5, 2010, 09:00 AM
I have a Gen-2 ipod, and it has the best sound out of all the ipods I have had. and FYI, only the scroll wheel is touch sensative, all the outer buttons are actual buttons.

snouter
Feb 5, 2010, 09:49 AM
I have an original 5GB.

Mine still works. The screen is kind of flickering, but still works.

A drunk friend sat on it and kind of broke the headphone jack a little bit, bit it still works.

It weighs about 7 pounds, and doubles as self-defense. Just crack someone on the head with it and they will leave you alone. The base is stainless steel and the Plexiglas front is at least 1/8" thick.

Firewire car adapter charger, lol.

I wonder why I never bought another iPod? I liked this one ok.

Used it in my car until my tape adapter broke. Never got around to buying a better head unit.

Eric S.
Feb 5, 2010, 01:39 PM
I have one of the second generation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ipod_2G.png) iPods. I moved on when 20GB wouldn't hold my collection. Now it has Tiger installed on it and can serve as an emergency Firewire boot drive for my Power Mac G4.

killerrobot
Feb 5, 2010, 01:51 PM
A 20-something student saw my 3rd gen 20gb iPod and they totally freaked out and asked me what it was.

I imagine their head would have exploded had they seen an original 5gb one.

It's amazing how far it's come in less than 10 years.

xbpr
Feb 6, 2010, 12:11 PM
I dug my original 5GB out of storage. Put a charge on and it is back in action. I did replace the battery several years ago and it hasn't had much use. It should still be in good condition. I'm going to sync this thing up and take a walk down memory lane.

JBazz
Feb 6, 2010, 12:23 PM
I dug my original 5GB out of storage. Put a charge on and it is back in action. I did replace the battery several years ago and it hasn't had much use. It should still be in good condition. I'm going to sync this thing up and take a walk down memory lane.

Do you recall how much you paid for that 5GB?

xbpr
Feb 6, 2010, 12:31 PM
Do you recall how much you paid for that 5GB?

I bought it new in November 2001 for $399.

Disc Golfer
Feb 6, 2010, 01:12 PM
1000 songs in yer pocket! I've still got mine, it still works fine after a battery replacement in 05 although it spends most of its time in a box in the basement.