How many people here have a 1st or 2nd gen iPod?

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I am just wondering who acually still has a working 1st or 2nd gen. I have a 5gb 1st and it's still running like the day I got it.
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Yep, 1st gen 5giger here. I have a 4th gen too, but sometimes I prefer the 1st gen.

    Actually I hate being able to rate songs on my 4th gen. I end up not clicking the middle button enough and instead of advancing the sond I end up blasting my ears off :mad:

    I have a 1gig shuffle and was going to get a Nano but cancelled my order. Just don't have enough ¥¥¥ right now :rolleyes:
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Obviously you have replaced the battery once or twice in that 1st gen, right? I'm just asking because they way it's going, I may replace my iPod's battery in 1 year, or maybe just buy a new iPod. I know it won't last 4 years. I think they're being built with the mindset that people will replace them, and in the past, they had longevity in mind since they were so much more expensive (relatively speaking).
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Still have a 5GB anf 10GB 1st Gen iPods. Both still work.

    Also have a 1GB Shuffle. Love it.

    May get a Nano.

    Sushi
     
  5. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Actually, no, I haven't. I've had it for 2 years now, and it's still going.

    The battery meter will get to about 2 bars, which means it's time to recharge soon. It's only gone to 1 bar once, and died immediately after. In winter I have to be careful not to leave it in my bag overnight as I've had a full battery killed that way :mad: :rolleyes: In summer it's okay, in winter I keep it on top of my router or hub to keep it warm overnight ;) I thought about replacing the battery, but not yet.
     
  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    my first gen is dead :(
    third gen needs a new battery, but works ok :eek:
    shuffle works like a dream :D

    thinking about a nano in the near future :eek: :D
     
  7. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    I know the feeling but I was still at the Shibuya Apple Store at 10.15 on Thursday the 8th to see if they had one for my to fondel...and low and behold they were on sale - both colours and bth models.

    This is the first time I can remember in my 12 years here that an Apple product has been available the day it was announced (well 7 hours after in this case)

    And yes, I got me a 4 gig white iPod nano - not that I needd one as i have:

    1st gen iPod (and love hte tactile wheelm much better to feel the scrolling under yur fingers...
    3rd gen (I think?) with te row of buttons across the bottom of the screen
    1st gen mini (blue)
    1 gig 'shuffle
    the new 20gig colour screen iPod
    and now a nano.

    My apartment is way too small for all this Apple stuff, maybe I can open my very own Apple Store!
     
  8. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I had a 20GB 2nd gen but the headphone jack got screwed up (lots of static all the time). Brought it in and exchanged it for a 30GB 3rd gen. That one is still going strong though...
     
  9. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    I have a 10gig 2nd gen thats working great. I have not had any problems with is at all. Not even a battery issue.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Still got my 10GB 1st gen knocking around somewhere, paid £460 for it all those years ago!!!! :eek:
     
  11. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    wouldn't a 10gig be a 2nd Gen?
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The design wasn't changed AT ALL appart from the 10GB drive, and it was still Mac only, so I thought they were still 1st gen?
     
  13. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    was there a 10 with a wheel? my bad... i thought the 10 had the scroll thingy like the trackpad, and made it a new gen?

    either way :D
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Yup, it's a 10GB with a proper spinny wheel. EXACTLY the same as the very 1st 5GB model.
     
  15. Savage Henry macrumors 65816

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    I managed to scupper a 1st gen 5 gigger within a couple o' months of product announcement, and sold it to good friend about 6 months ago, and it still works perfectly well ... all this faff about batteries and scroll wheel woogits... ??!

    aaahh ... happy days .... :)
     
  16. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    10 Gig 2nd Gen owner here. Still on my original battery, but the charge only lasts about 3 hours now.

    Also have a 1 Gig Shuffle.

    Waiting for the 5th Gen before I buy a new regular iPod, but I'll probably end up selling the shuffle and buying a Nano here in a few days.
     
  17. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    no kidding... hehe- must have missed that one- my bro had a 10, but it had a touchpad wheel.

    thanks for the info :D
     
  18. neildmitchell macrumors 6502a

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    I have the first gen, but the batter life sucks.
    I have submitted an iPod claim
     
  19. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    I have a working 20 GB iPod, 2nd generation aka the first ever iPod of 20 GB space.
    (and a first generation mini, and shuffle).
     
  20. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a

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    Had a 2nd Gen. 10 GB, it was so cool and no one new what it was...

    And a 3rd Gen. 10 & 15GB, people starting finding out how cool they were...

    And then a 4th Gen. 20GB, by now my grandma was rockin' out in her rockin' chair...

    And then a Shuffle, I couldn't get used to not having a screen...

    And now I have a Green 2nd Gen. Mini 4GB, I have become to cool for the iPod now...

    And no one cares about what I just wrote...
     
  21. Nanda Devi macrumors regular

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    Hey, I dug it. :)
    I too got a 2nd gen back before everybody and his brother had an iPod... it's a 20 gig and it still works perfectly fine. Never had to replace the battery. It's always plugged in, though, so the battery never gets completely drained. It serves as my home stereo, I've got it hooked to a Bose Wave radio. Makes for a very neat, compact little system.

    ND
     
  22. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    It is generally believed on this forum that ...
    1st generation iPod was the original 5gig model (with scroll wheel.)
    2nd generation was the update to the 5, 10 & 20gig model range
    3rd generation was the one with the 4 buttons along the top
    4th generation was the model with the click wheel

    after that I have no idea ...
     
  23. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's right, but I believe they did come out with a 10G that still had the scroll wheel. I found this, though. In case it helps.
     

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  24. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, and by the way, I still have a working 2nd generation (mac only) 10Gig. In fact, I was just listening to it earlier :)

    for the longest time I thought it was a 1st gen...guess not. Oh well, I like my touch wheel :cool:
     
  25. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, there was a 10GB with a scroll wheel. I have one.

    The 20GB version with the touch wheel was introduced just 2 weeks after I purchased my 10GB one. Arg!

    I still like my 10GB one. Use it in the car. Works great.

    Sushi
     

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