Is anyone using or have the original iPod that works?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Frisco, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    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.
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Was that the one with the buttons above the wheel? If so I have one and last time I checked it worked fine
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2002
    Yes the physical buttons, which was IMO much better than Generation 2 when all the buttons were touch.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2010
    I may, but it semi works. If it's not the original one, than it sure is back in the day.
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    I had one for a while... 8GB touch and 5GB iPod. Guess which one got used more?

    ... the 5GBer.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2003
    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.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    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.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    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.
  9. macrumors 68040

    Eric S.

    Feb 1, 2008
    Santa Cruz Mountains, California
    I have one of the second generation 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.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Jun 7, 2007
    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.
  11. macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    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.

    Attached Files:

  12. macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2006
    Do you recall how much you paid for that 5GB?
  13. macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2008
    I bought it new in November 2001 for $399.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2009
    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.

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