iPod Nan 1st gen, how safe is it to use it?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by andreyirra, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. andreyirra macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2014
    I collect iPods for the sake of it. I'm about to buy a 1st gen iPod Nano.

    The recall program seems to be directed at all iPods sold until december 2006, way until the second generation was being sold, although it seems as there is only a supplier who was at fault.

    I don't have access to the serial number right now so my question is this. Is it safe to use it? Are there any reports of one exploding?
  2. DieBeachballDie macrumors member

    Jan 29, 2015
    I have the very first Nano released, the very one their recall wants. I've had it for 10 years now, used it at least 340-350 days a year, often for 2-4 hours a day. Its been around the world more than once. Never a problem. Only now, as in the past month or so, because my headphone jack got broken am i thinking about sending it in for the recall.
  3. DreamGuardian macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2015
    Statistically speaking it is very rare for the iPod to explode. If those explosion were common Apple would had issued a recall way earlier.
  4. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm shocked that this recall program is still a thing, my friend gave me a bunch of their old gear, 1st gen macbook, broken iphones, etc.. and I'm going through them now, and lo and behold, 1st gen ipod nano, just tossed in a support request through the website, and apparently a box is on it's way to me... ha.

    I remember they were replacing it with the 4th gen models at the time, wonder if that's still the case. Would love to get either that or the 5th gen with the clip. I can't stand the current version without the clip.

    EDIT: Here's the website I used, automated process it looks like. https://www.apple.com/support/ipodnano_replacement/
  5. Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
    I got a 6th gen when it was first put up because they ran out of 1st gen refurbs really quickly, but my friend sent one in last summer, and got a 7th gen back. So you'll likely get a 7th gen. :p
  6. jrlcopy, Apr 29, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015

    jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    Yep, looks like I get a 16GB 7th Gen. Pretty sweet upgrade. Shame I didn't get to pick my color though. ;)

    EDIT: It was the silver one, and it also came with a free 30pin to lighting adapter... ha, that's awesome.
  7. jdogg836 macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2010
    What kind of time frame does this process usually take? I know typically Apple turnaround is approximately a week on warranty things, does this take longer?
  8. Slix macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2010
    Mine took almost a full 6 weeks, but it was back when this offer was first around so they were being flooded with requests I'm sure. Now, it's probably much quicker. Most likely less than 2 or 3 weeks I'd say.

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