Replacements for 40s

Discussion in 'iPod' started by the_freddinator, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    My 40gig broke (for the fourth time since Christmas) a little while ago. I've got the protection plan (remember how it broke 4 times?) and I was wondering about this:

    Since apple doesn't sell 40s anymore, what will I possible get as a replacement?
    a) an new overstocked 40
    b) a refurbished 40
    c) a 60photo (?!)

    Any ideas anyone? I'm gonna call later today but I want to know if this has happened to anyone else and what did they get as a replacement.

    Thanks
     
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    applemacdude

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    apple still has tons of 3g 15gb so i guess youll get your same model xcept refurb
     
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    wwooden

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    what are you doing to break four iPods since christmas? I still have the original iPod somewhere, except for the fact that its battery last about an hour, it works great.
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    actually this isn't as rare as you think, for whatever reason some people seem to be getting a string of bad iPods. My 4g 40gb is a year old and it's fine, yet my roommates friend went through three 4g 20gb iPods before she got one that kept working.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    First one had a screen defect.
    Second one I can't even remember what happened :/
    Third and Fourth both had System problems. They'd skip through songs. When i tried to reset my most recent lemon, instead of telling me to plug in to a grounded outlet, it gave me a pic of a dead ipod and tould me to go to apple.com/support/ipod or something.

    On the other hand though, do you think since 60s are now as expensive as the 40 when I bought it that I'll be able to guilt them in to giving me a 60?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE

    Resolved. They're going to give me an off-the-shelf 60photo since 40s are discontinued. Turns out they had sent me refurbished 40s the entire time.
     
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    wwooden

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    They are always going to try and send you refurbished ones before they give you a new one. Apple wants to get rid of those first if they can.
     
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    steve_hill4

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    It can take some work chasing after apple a lot of the time, but when it is all over, it always seems to work to the advantage of the consumer. I don't think I am going to have any serious problems with my 60GB iPod, (even if I did, I know they'll still be around for them to replce it with another), but it's nice to know it will eventually get sorted if I do.
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    By the thread title I thought you were referring to 40oz., as in cheap malt liquor. :rolleyes: :D
     

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