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Old Sep 16, 2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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I can't open my iPod Touch Package! - Help!

The title says it all, I am having trouble opening my iPod Touch Package, I am scared to damage it.

Any ideas?

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Old Sep 16, 2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Same with me. Bad apple why u have to make is so difficult?
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 08:05 PM   #3
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Did you peel the sticker on the top? After I did almost just fell open... Maybe try using a flat screwdriver to slide in between?
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 08:16 PM   #4
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Haha! I'd read a few reviews of the new Touch where the reviewers remarked that the new packaging was a swine to open

Are you sure you don't just "Touch" the packaging and the iPod floats free in a cloud of dry ice?
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 08:20 PM   #5
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so yes...
1. remove the plastic section that the ipod is mounted on from the rest of the box (it's snug, so pull firmly).
2. take off the large sticker covering the screen.
3. bend back the plastic section away from the back of the ipod. there is a picture of how to do #3 on the back of the plastic that the ipod is mounted on.

if you need pictures, let me know and i can put some up when i get home tonight. (it's 2:20p where i am)
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 11:21 AM   #6
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The title says it all, I am having trouble opening my iPod Touch Package, I am scared to damage it.

Any ideas?

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I almost broke mine in half bending the plastic off.......
really miss those nice cardboard boxes..
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 11:35 AM   #7
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I got it! thanks everyone!

for some reason my battery is not lasting very long, i used it a bit yesterday a bit yesterday and now today. and its less than half way already. could be it be the speaker? im assuming that kills the battery?

are there any specific intrusctions on how to charge the battery for the first, time, i just charged it till it was full and then used it.
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 12:03 PM   #8
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this time, let the battery drain all the way before you recharge it. ignore the low battery warnings and let it play until it turns itself off. then give it a complete charge. (standard lithium batter cycle.) you should be good to go after that.
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Old Sep 17, 2008, 11:26 PM   #9
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I think everyone has had this problem, including me. The trick is to remove that sticker covering the screen. I was so surprised at Apple's packing on the new Touch. It's not cool and neat. It's ugly and frustrating.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 02:03 AM   #10
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Man, I almost went off on this guy! It is so simple... "Peel Here" should be changed to "Hey, pull this plastic piece of tape up off the box to open me".
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 04:45 AM   #11
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I don't know why it's such a big deal mine kind of just fell apart lol
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 08:22 AM   #12
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I peeled the sticker off mine and then it kinda just fell out. I was like hope that didnt damage it, it is all fine now.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 05:20 PM   #13
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I find it very odd that Apple would choose these annoying plastic cases over cardboard ones when they are making such a concerted effort to be more environmentally friendly with their products.
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 05:23 PM   #14
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Old Sep 18, 2008, 05:31 PM   #15
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Yeah mine didnt fall open either. I easily peeled the top of, but only the left side of the case came loose. The right side I had to pry apart quite a bit, and then it flipped open. For the inside, I peeled off the plastic and then it was easily bent to release the ipod. When you're done, if you dont have a case handy, stick that cover that covered the front on the back. It's ugly i know, but you'll want a cover to protect that back since it scratches like insanely. Mine already has tiny scratches even though I have it in a pocket with no devices, and it is wrapped in lint free cloth. I need a case >_>
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Hah jessica, thanks for linking my thread
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Old Oct 2, 2008, 05:45 PM   #18
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The right side of my box was very stubborn.

I pulled the sticker off, trimmed the flaps and put it on the back. I'm happy for now.

Is there a round sticker on my home button??? I feel a ridge un-like my wife's 1gen iphone. I have tried to peel it but I don't want to ruin something.
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I think everyone has had this problem, including me. The trick is to remove that sticker covering the screen. I was so surprised at Apple's packing on the new Touch. It's not cool and neat. It's ugly and frustrating.
it IS cool and neat... just ugly and frustrating to get off
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Watch an unboxing video on youtube. There are only a thousand for apple products
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"Hi, yeah, I'm sorry to be a nuisance but my iPod's not working- I wonder if I can exchange it?"

"Certainly, do you have all the packing that came with the iPod?"

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The right side of my box was very stubborn.

I pulled the sticker off, trimmed the flaps and put it on the back. I'm happy for now.

Is there a round sticker on my home button??? I feel a ridge un-like my wife's 1gen iphone. I have tried to peel it but I don't want to ruin something.
No, it isn't a sticker. It's been noted that the home button on the 2g touch sticks out more than on the iPhone.
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Old Oct 5, 2008, 04:47 AM   #24
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Even after you peeled the plastic sticker you may still need to put some force at the edge of the plastic thingy to bend it and the iPod will fall out.

P.S. Took me 5 mins to get the damn thing out of the box
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Old Oct 5, 2008, 05:37 AM   #25
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Why did they have to get rid of those beautiful cardboard boxes.
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