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 newbie

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    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...

    Cheers

    Max
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    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 newbie

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    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

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    It's found under SMART Data in the hard drive menu
     
  5. Infinus.gold macrumors regular

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    you can also check if this serial no. is registered to apple.
    you can know registered date.
     

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