I have the original iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by hmom, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. hmom macrumors newbie

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    You know, the one where the wheel actually moves. :)

    It was working until about a year ago then I think that the hard drive finally died. Is it fixable? I don't really need it for music anymore but I don't want to just toss it. What would you do with it?
     
  2. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Try at an Apple Store? :D
    Keep it. It might hold a good value in the future.
     
  3. hmom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple doesn't support fixing "vintage products". The genius bar isn't going to be of any use to me.
     
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  5. Msail30bay macrumors regular

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    Don't!!!! toss it out. I have kept all of Nanos, why? Cause each one is unique with it own personality, style and charm. I have ONLY two of the classic, still have my first Mac….. the eMac and the box it came in.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you still use the first gen iPod, perhaps it's time for a new computer.
     
  7. Jacksonc macrumors 6502

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    I would fix it and keep it and see if it's worth something 10 years from now.
     
  8. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816

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    I'd give it to me :D

    (or have it fixed, a local iPhone repair place [or yourself, with the right tools] should be able to replace the drive. It's the OS/firmware that may be the tricky part)
     
  9. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    maybe try to find a place that specializes in repairing the iPod. then id case it and save it for the future!
     
  10. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    But then it would be broken before 10 years is up...
     
  11. Volkstaia macrumors regular

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    If you have a Mac mini or Mac Pro (2012 or behind) and a FW400 to 800 cable, iTunes will probably still recognize it.
     
  12. ProjectMayhem macrumors newbie

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    I have one also! it worked the last time i turned it on, but that was a few years ago. however the G4 MDD that i used to sync it no longer works...
     
  13. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    +1

    If its just the HDD, that is an easy fix. Either way, a first gen iPod would be worth something to me now.
     
  14. smokestack macrumors member

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    HDD is an easy fix on all the classic form factor ipods.
    Keep using it, if you can! The battery might be getting weak as well...

    As for it being valuable in the future, don't bet on it. These things were just produced in too high numbers to be collectable.
    I have a couple Mac Classics that I have held on to, but aside from being nice to look at and bringing back memories they aren't going to have much value. Hoard for your love of the thing, not to make a few bucks!
     

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