Is there a way to check whether an iPod has been used?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Max Dread, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Max Dread macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Hi all

    There is someone selling an Ipod Classic 160gb. They say they bought it with good intentions of ripping/loading CDs, but never got round to it and as such it is pretty much as new and has never had songs loaded onto it.

    Is there any way I would be bale to check the iPod to see whether this is definitely the case or not?

    I imagined not, but thought I'd ask on the off chance...


  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    I believe you can put it into diagnostic mode and navigate through the menus to find "Power on hours." I don't know if this goes away if the device is reformatted though.
  3. Max Dread thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2014
    Just tried the diagnostic test and could not find that option. I ran it through the auto test, which i believe takes you through all the tests. Went through them all and there was nothing for battery that I saw. Did I miss something or do something wrong? Or is it not available for this model?

    A point of note.... It also reset all of my settings.... Is that to be expected?

    Many thanks
  4. Brag macrumors newbie


    Jan 15, 2013
    New England
    It's found under SMART Data in the hard drive menu
  5. macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2014
    you can also check if this serial no. is registered to apple.
    you can know registered date.

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