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Old Sep 2, 2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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I just woke my iPod 3rd generation 30GB (10 years old ) , I dont think it has been "alive" for at least 5 years hehe.. gave it a full charge & synced some music...
this thing is as new.. unbelievable
my main profession is Im a commercial-offshore/hazmat diver and sometimes we decompress for 24 hours...
my "old" iPod-touch gen 2 broke down and I didnt feel like driving to buy a new iPod I thought maybe my 10 year old would do.. and so it does
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Old Sep 2, 2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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Hopefully the battery still works!

Mine doesn't hold that much of a charge.
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Old Sep 2, 2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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Hopefully the battery still works!

Mine doesn't hold that much of a charge.
yupp youre right, I think my battery is pretty bad as well
Im still contemplating buying a new touch.. well the heli leaves on monday so Ive got some time
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yupp youre right, I think my battery is pretty bad as well
Im still contemplating buying a new touch.. well the heli leaves on monday so Ive got some time
well, i did put a new battery in my old iPod 3rd or 4th, don't remember. was a bit tricky but worked like a charm. was not expensive either. bought it on ebay for 20 bucks or so. well worth the fun.
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Old Sep 2, 2013, 10:38 PM   #5
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Hopefully the battery still works!

Mine doesn't hold that much of a charge.
My iPod Color (4th gen?) is still holding a decent charge. Of course I've been careful to make sure the battery never drains by recharging it once a month.

And I wind up using it a couple of times a year.
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My iPod Color (4th gen?) is still holding a decent charge. Of course I've been careful to make sure the battery never drains by recharging it once a month.

And I wind up using it a couple of times a year.
That is what I'm doing with my iPod Nano. My iPod 3rd generation actually started to suffer from battery and hard drive issues in late 2006/early 2007 though. It still acts as wonky as it was then, and I'm surprised it even still half-works. I replaced it with the iPod Video the week the issues starting happening.
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I recently did the same thing and pulled out my 3rd generation iPod. Mine doesn't hold any charge but when it's plugged in it works wonders! I really love the 3rd generation iPod, the three buttons are so neat!
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Is it just me or are all old school iPods built like tanks?!
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Is it just me or are all old school iPods built like tanks?!
Ehhhh, they just have thicker material and then the extra plastic.
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