ipod advice anyone?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by griflet, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. griflet macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2006
    my 20gb ipod photo died a week ago :( been carrying my pbook around - talk about portable music. kept getting the sad smiley face - and i've attempted to put it into disk mode, and charged it for a long long time.

    but i brought it to an apple shop and they said the cost of repairing it wouldnt be worth it. the one-year warranty on it just ran out, and it's just over a year old! AND i've had it replaced before for a faulty click wheel...

    makes me kind of hesitate before i think about getting a new ipod... 300 bucks and it lasted all of a year?

    so, i guess the question is really... is the ipod nano going to be more durable?

    thanks in advance...
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    it sounds like there was an error with the hard drive in your first iPod. The nanos dont have a HDD in them so break down, so i would say they are more durable in that respect. They haven't been out long enough for people to find problems which happen over time, though.

    From what i have heard, the nanos are brilliant players. A lot of people here would strongly recommend them :)
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    My 4G iPod with Click wheel (ie: the last iPod with black and white screen) just died. The HD won't turn back on, so yep......time for a new one!

    Since Oz doesn't get the Red iPod Nano (yet), I'm going to get a green one. I loves me the green goodness. I'm just going to wait 4 days so that I can get my GST back in 29 days when I leave this country on vacation. :)

    Get one, I say. :) I think the HD iPods, and any other HD-based music player that you're going to just throw into a pocket and walk around with, is going to have more problems than an iPod with flash memory.
  4. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    Mine of the same has clickwheel problems now. It's just over two years old. It's clicking, just not scrolling!
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    A flash based player will be more durable than a HD based player.

    The new Nanos are much stronger feeling than the 1st Gen models. Really like my new Nano.
  6. carve macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006

    I think that you should get the shuffle. It's small and portable! that's just my vote though
  7. astarling06 macrumors regular


    Nov 9, 2006
    Manhattan, KS
    My current iPod (20GB) is one I bought after I got the sad face icon on it. I took it in and they told me that it was dead. I was only 3 days out of the one year warranty. They gave me 10% off on a new one. I know that's not much but it's better than paying the full 300. If you have more than one Apple store near you, go to a different one than the one you went to so it looks like it is the first time you came in with the problem.:D
  8. griflet thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2006
    i'll try bringing it in, but the apple customer service here is not particularly well known for being extra customer-oriented.. doubtful i'll get any discount at all. will give it a go though.

    yea the shuffle seems good for price (assuming 1 year lifespan :( not too optimistic anymore), but the red nano is hot :p

    and i had a problem with my clickwheel too. totally un-touch sensitive..

    thanks for all the advice :)
  9. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    the 10% off isn't anything special...it is Apple's iPod recycle program. They do that for everyone.

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