1st gen Nano... broken jack.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by DieBeachballDie, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. DieBeachballDie macrumors member

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    I assume this is the 1st gen Nano i have?

    The VERY first run, the coveted black 4g Nano that was the Christmas craze that year. I've had this thing since then, used it probably 3-7 times a week, every week since then, and never once encountered a single issue that wasn't resolved by just plugging it back into the computer (froze on me maybe 2-3 times in total over the years). I take perfect care of this thing, hell, its still got the plastic film over the screen... and aside from maybe needing a bit more space (8g would more than suit my needs), its been great. Though i'll admit the battery doesn't hold a charge nearly as well as it used to (two days use... maybe a few hours and it needs a charge).

    But alas, now its broken. Dont even know how, one day a month or so back, i stopped getting both speakers, and the problem is clearly a screwy headphone jack (same problem with different phones and in my car). I can wiggle it around on a good day and get it working right, but some days its one side, or maybe an awful mono from both (if i leave the plug hanging half out). It needs a new jack. I'm guessing someone dropped it when i wasn't looking... i dont even drop it.

    Just looked it up on wiki and i cannot believe i've had this thing since 2005.

    So... junk? Otherwise, it still works fine. Never had a battery replaced or ANY other issue. Do you even bother fixing something like this? Would it be cost effective? I see the new Nano is only $150 and 16g is far more than i need (i only put music on mine for driving or working out... no vids, cover art, pics, etc.). Kinda partial to the lil guy... but unless its far cheaper than $150... well, i'm also realistic (and poor).
     
  2. jruschme macrumors 6502

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    Well, if it is a 1st gen Nano, then there is always the recall. Take advantage of that and get yourself refurb 7th gen.
     
  3. MBPiPTiMiP4S macrumors member

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    I thought that they were giving out 6th Gen Nanos for the recall?
     
  4. DieBeachballDie thread starter macrumors member

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    After almost TEN YEARS... they're still going to give me a brand new iPod...???
     
  5. mdehoogh macrumors member

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    They started sending out 7th gens a while back. Last one I sent in was probably a year ago and I got a 6th, but my brother sent one in a few months ago and got a silver 16gb 7th gen.

    Technically, refurbished. I've sent in 3-4 over the last couple of years and every one I have received as a replacement has been mint condition with no marks or anything. They look brand new except they come in a brown box with foam instead of the flashy Apple packaging.

    https://www.apple.com/support/ipodnano_replacement/
     
  6. DieBeachballDie thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh...

    Do i need original packaging or receipts (which i have) or anything? Do they care if i'm the guy that bought it? If not seems a guy could just look around for used 1st gen nano's and return them for new ones.
     
  7. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need anything but the iPod itself. In fact, Apple will still swap it even if the iPod doesn't turn on.

    It's true: you could just buy a handful of nanos and trade them in... but the recall caused them to jump significantly in value. Instead of averaging between $30-$50, they now average around $100–the same price as a refurbished 7th gen nano.
     
  8. jruschme macrumors 6502

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    No, you don't need packaging or receipts... just a 1st gen Nano. And, yes, people do just that.

    I think Apple just wants them eradicated completely so they are rid of the liability.
     
  9. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    i have the 1st gen iPod touch, but don't have a charger, because everything i have is lightning cabled :D
     
  10. DieBeachballDie thread starter macrumors member

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    Crazy. Well i guess i just have to decide whether i want to get rid of the trusty lil guy and get a new one. That seems a pretty serious effort for a problem i've never heard of. Were these things blowing up in people's pockets or sports bras...???
     
  11. jruschme macrumors 6502

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  12. 72andy72 macrumors newbie

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    I am the owner of a 1st gen Nano and opend the device once, allthough I didn't fix or replace anything inside.
    Will there be issues if I send it in for a replacement under this title?
     
  13. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    As long as its in one piece... yes they will take it and replace it with a newer device. :)
     
  14. DieBeachballDie thread starter macrumors member

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    Too good to be true, but by all means... lets test this out. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Heh... and of course, tonight, for the first time in a month, i plug it in and get both speakers full stereo without any drama at all. Its like it knows...
     

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