iPod mini just...died?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by SkyBell, Apr 21, 2013.

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    SkyBell

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    I have a 2G iPod mini that seems to have just up and quit. It was working fine, until one day I plugged it into my eMac to update. I hadn't used it in a few days, and the battery had died, so the charging icon appears. I leave it alone for an hour or two, come back, and there's nothing on the screen, and it will not turn on. I unplug and replug it, and the "Syncing" screen appears. I leave it alone again, and upon my return, again, nothing on the screen. Except this time, it won't do anything. Won't turn on, even when plugged in. I tried using a wall charger, still nothing. Several days and attempts later, it still shows no signs of life.

    Any idea if this is a solvable issue, or is my ancient mini truly gone? :(
     
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    SkyBell

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    Well, problem solved. Turns out my USB cable is the one that just somehow died, I was lucky to find a spare one deep in my junk boxes. :p
     
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    LeandrodaFL

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    Wow, thats really old hardware, both for ipods and macs.

    funny thing, I actually miss the ipod mini and the CRT Macs
     
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    76ShovelHead

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    OMG.

    I totally read that as "iPad Mini."

    LOL! Thanks for pointing it out!
     
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    itickings

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    Why? Because the USB cable died? :confused:
     
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    SkyBell

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    I'm a bit stuck in the past with my tech, but as long as it still does what I ask of it to do, why waste the money upgrading?
    Of course, don't you know when your laptop charger breaks, you buy a new laptop? ;)
     
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    XboxMySocks

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    So accurate. I don't know why people are hounding you for this.
     
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    praterkeith

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    The iPod mini is a great capable device. I put an an SD card for flash memory in mine and it worked great until I dropped it in a glass of soda. I still use my 5th gen iPod video every day and also have a 4th gen nano as a backup. Sure then iPod mini is ancient but I LOVED mine so keep using it!
     
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    mayuka

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    I envy you. The eMacs were great, especially the last generation. As long as you don't miss something and the eMac works, there's no need upgrading.

    Somewhere I read that the iPod mini is capable reading a 128 GB compact flash card... That's nearly the capacity of the latest iPod classic. :eek:
     

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